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The Best Eco-Friendly Subscription Boxes

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Keen to live a greener lifestyle, but not sure where to start? These eco-friendly subscription boxes offer the chance to discover the best sustainable brands and products on the market – without having to leave your house.

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Best Eco-Friendly Subscription Boxes

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Birchbox

Birchbox

Level up your self-care with Birchbox, where you’ll receive a mix of five make-up, skincare and haircare products each month. After completing your Beauty Profile, your box will be tailored to your needs and you won’t ever receive the same product twice. As part of their commitment to sustainability, every box is fully recyclable and can be repurposed. From £13.95 per month, birchbox.co.uk

Kiss The Hippo

Kiss The Hippo At Home

Ethically sourced, sustainable coffee brand Kiss The Hippo now offers a subscription service. Choose between weekly, bi-weekly or monthly deliveries, with a range of types of coffee to choose from including whole bean and espresso, either single origin or blended. Going away? You can pause or cancel your subscription any time. kissthehippo.com

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Authentic House

Authentic House

Founder Alice Ojeda started Authentic House after realising ethical living isn’t just about solar panels and eco-homes: a lot of it is about the small decisions we make in everyday life. The brand’s eco-friendly subscription boxes are filled with a mix of items – from stationery to cleaning products to food storage – all of which are sustainable, vegan and plastic-free. You can choose between a range of sizes, and personalise your box based on what kinds of products you’re interested in trying. Around the time your delivery is due, you’ll receive an email outlining what your products are, how they can help protect the planet, and who made them. Not only does the service help highlight great sustainable brands, for every box sold a portion of money is donated to Trees for Cities, a charity that works to improve lives by planting trees in cities in the UK and around the world. From £15.50 per box, authentichouse.co.uk

Oddbox

OddBox

On a mission to cut food waste, OddBox works closely with farmers to rescue seasonal surplus fruit and vegetables that are at risk of going to landfill due to minor imperfections. This not only reduces food waste, it saves carbon dioxide emissions and unnecessary water use. The subscription box company also donates 10 per cent of its produce to charity, including food redistribution charity City Harvest. Some boxes contain both fruit and veg, others just one, with a variety of sizes to choose from including boxes to suit individuals, couples and families. From £10.99 per box, oddbox.co.uk

Zed Bees

Zed Bees

Each year we throw away around 264 million plastic toothbrushes in the UK alone, as well as countless toothpaste tubes and other bathroom products. Zed Bees is on a mission to cut down on this vast amount of waste, offering a selection of eco-friendly bathroom products direct to your door. Try it out with The Starter Box, which contains soaps, a shampoo bar, toothpaste tablets, a bamboo toothbrush and an organic body loofah. If you like it, you can set up a monthly subscription – and don’t worry if you have products leftover at the end of the month: you can pause the service hassle-free. The Starter Box is £20, monthly subscriptions from £10, zedbees.com

Leo's Box

Leo’s Box

Leo’s Box was set up by 16-year-old Lysander Bickham, who set out to create a business that would have a positive effect on our beloved planet. The name has a double meaning: Leo spells Lysander’s initials, but more importantly it stands for Loving Earth’s Oceans. Boxes are filled with a range of items – from fabric conditioners to bath salts – but to prevent waste, customers can highlight any products they’re not interested in receiving beforehand. The company is partnered with One Tree Planted too, meaning for each new box ordered a tree is planted somewhere in the world. Boxes from £20 a month, leosbox.co.uk

Natural Wellness Box

Natural Wellness Box

Founder Catherine started Natural Wellness Box after noticing a gap in the market for a subscription box focused around both body and mind. Boxes contain healthy snacks and herbal teas, but also supplements and luxury skincare – all vegan of course. New collections are released every month, with recent boxes featuring everything from bath salts to plantain chips to facial oil. They’re available for bi-monthly, six and twelve month subscriptions, or one-off buys. One box is £42, a six-month subscription is £109, naturalwellnessbox.co.uk

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