Climate change and the challenges our planet faces have been ever-present in the news in recent months. The hot summer months here at home followed by hosepipe bans in many UK counties have shone a spotlight on how all parts of the globe are now affected and brought this year’s World Environmental Health Day into sharper focus.
World Environmental Health Day has been celebrated on 26th September since 2015, highlighting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We thought this presented an opportunity to reflect on our own commitment to stocking sustainable products by sharing the environmental stories of some of our popular brands.
As the original inventors of the stainless steel water bottle back in 2004, Klean Kanteen have been at the forefront of innovative plastic free solutions long before it was fashionable.
With such colourful design and classic stainless steel, you can make a sustainable choice and be the coolest kid in the classroom, the office or the campsite with one of their tumblers, canisters or food storage solutions.
As well as being on a mission to reduce single-use plastic they’ve been climate neutral certified since 2019 measuring their carbon footprint annually, reducing what they can, offsetting where they can’t.
So, much like some of their products, they’re as green as they can be!
Another company looking to reduce single-use plastic is ChicoBag. Founder Andy Keller was inspired to develop a range of long lasting and reusable bags and utensils after a trip to his local dump left him horrified by the vast number of single-use plastic bags that lined the landscape.
As with many single-use options, they’re only useful if you remember to take them with you! ChicoBag combats that challenge with a metal carabiner attached to their tote bags and To-Go Bamboo Utensil sets. Ideal to clip to your bag for your daily shop or your rucksack for your weekend adventures!
As well as offering a wide range of items from bottle slings, shopping bags, snack bags, bamboo utensils and facemasks they’re carbon neutral, committed to ethical manufacturing and partner with a number of charities to support their mission to ‘Help Humanity Bag The Single-Use Habit’.
Once you’ve switched over to a Klean Kanteen TK Wide water bottle and a ChicoBag Tote to carry it in, you can zip yourself up in a Selk’bag and become more energy efficient. These cosy, wearable sleeping bags with arms, legs, and hoods are perfect for chilling, sleeping, or working from home and you can help the planet by turning the heating down! Your own personal duvet onesie comes in a selection of bright colours or camouflage options for the outdoors for those hunting, fishing, and birdwatching adventures.
Selk’bag are members of 1% For The Planet, donating at least 1% of their sales to local and national environmental non-profit organisations that help to protect the planet.
We’re incredibly proud of the partnerships we have with brands that share our values of taking responsibility for the environment. At Berry we’ve partnered with One Tr1be, a UK based organisation that connects our customers to rainforest protection projects. For every purchase you make with us, the Berry team will make a donation to protect 100 square metres of rainforest (an average of 5 trees).
So if the recent discussions on climate change or the marking of World Environmental Health Day have inspired you to switch to more eco-friendly products pop over to our shop and pick out your favourites.