October 16, 2020

EarthHero: The Sustainable Shopping Solution

Paul Patterson

As we continue to face several global crises, climate change remains one of the most alarming. In an age where almost anything can be delivered right to your door, online shopping does little for the environment. Fortunately, EarthHero has a sustainable solution.

The EarthHero logo and their tagline: "Choices Make Changes"
Image courtesy of EarthHero

The ease and convenience of ordering from online retailers is tough to beat. EarthHero is the best of both worlds. This brand maintains convenience without compromising the environment in the process.

Here’s everything you need to know about this awesome brand!

Online Shopping & a Changing Planet

Since the first online purchase back in 1994, retail e-commerce sales have been on the rise. In 2020, it’s expected that global e-commerce revenue will exceed $4.2 trillion!

Although to many, online shopping seems better for the planet than jumping in your car and driving to the store, it’s not. In fact, online shopping may be worse for the environment because of the way people buy things.

When visiting a physical store, shoppers tend to buy in bulk rather than making several trips for just a few items each time. The convenience of online shopping, on the other hand, makes it easy for buyers to order one or two items, and then order another one or two items later in the day.

What used to be just one shopping trip has turned into multiple packages being shipped to a single customer. As a result, the carbon footprint of online shopping steadily rises as its revenue does.

“The world is changing. It’s time for the way we shop to change too.” — EarthHero

Fortunately, we can still make changes that help the planet. One of the simplest ways to do so is by making a few large orders rather than several small ones. Additionally, requesting your shipment in as few packages as possible reduces its carbon footprint as well.

Another sustainable solution, buying from retailers who will deliver your order from a nearby store rather than a distant warehouse will also help the environment. Although it’s more common with food and grocery delivery, many retailers offer services like this, too.

Finally, ordering from eco-friendly brands like Reel Paper or EarthHero ensures you receive sustainably packaged, high-quality products that benefit both you and the planet.

EarthHero’s Story of Sustainability

EarthHero does online shopping the right way. From start to finish, this brand guarantees that each product makes the Earth a greener place.

Traditional production uses up finite resources and emits heavy pollutants in order to make short-lived items that eventually end up in a landfill. Conversely, EarthHero suppliers use sustainable materials, clean production, and green packaging to make high-quality goods that stand the test of time.

Some of EarthHero's renewable resource logos
Image courtesy of EarthHero

Additionally, this brand heavily values transparency. For this reason, each product in their online store has a plethora of logos that act as a window into the item’s creation. EarthHero even offers a guide that explains the meaning of each logo!

You’re probably wondering about the extent of their selection, and if you are, you won’t be disappointed. EarthHero has a broad variety of products ranging from skincare to sustainable tech and from underwear to pet accessories. They’re like Amazon for sustainable goods!

The Easy Way to Shop Sustainably

The world is changing before our eyes, and it’s our job to protect it. Shopping sustainably is an easy, convenient way to get started. EarthHero helps you do just that.

As a Certified B Corp, they commit to leaving the Earth better than they found it. Whether you’re looking for reusable snack bags or a paper towel holder for your bamboo paper towels, EarthHero is the place to go.

Which sustainable business should we spotlight next? Leave a comment and let us know!

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