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8 Low Waste Products

Barb Danielson March 30 Category: Featured Products

With Earth Day right around the corner, it's time to take a look at our buying habits and see where we can adjust to reduce our environmental impact.

At New Pioneer, we love finding products that are low waste and sustainable. 


8 Low Waste Products We Love: 



1. Host Defense Mushrooms

In addition to being committed to offsetting 110% of their carbon emissions, Host Defense maintains organic growing conditions to ensure a pure, contaminant-free mushroom harvest. Their mushroom fruitbodies and mycelium are sustainably cultivated, protecting wild species and their environments. A portion of proceeds are devoted to saving rare strains of mushrooms that dwell within old growth forests.

Shop Host Defense


2. Crystal Forestry Project

The Crystal Forestry Project stays committed to bringing Earth conscious solutions and nature's beauty to everyday routines by combining cleansing minerals, plants, and their Earth healing intentions into every formula, resulting in the best natural cleaners.

Crystal Forestry body care products address the need for gentle ingredients for those with chemical sensitivities, along with our journey away from plastic packaging. 

Shop Crystal Forestry


3. Bee's Wrap 

Minimize waste and maximize freshness with this versatile, sustainable starter pack. Featuring one small wrap perfect for storing half a lemon, onion or avocado, and one medium wrap, a go-to for cheese, snacks, and baked goods.

Shop Bee's Wrap


4. Humble Deoderant

Reducing our plastic use can be a tricky feat when it comes to personal care products. Humble Deoderant is doing their part by developing a line of of deoderant in paperboard.

From the paperboard tube to the ink and lining, this plastic-free deodorant is biodegradable and recyclable.

Shop Humble Deoderant


5. Eco Lips 

Manufactured in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with globally sourced ingredients. Eco Lips offsets its manufacturing with 100% renewable energy and is a certified B Corporation. 

We're so excited to have some of their lip balms now made with plastic-free plantpod tubes. 

Shop Eco Lips


6. The Humble Co. Toothpaste Tablets

The Humble Co. strives for healthier people, on a healthier planet. Toothpaste tablets provide a convenient and sustainable alternative to toothpaste brought to you by dentists who care about your oral health and our environment.

These fluoride-free toothpaste tablets come packed in a travel-friendly and lightweight packaging that is recyclable. Bite, chew brush.

Shop The Humble Co. 


7. Natracare Menstruation Products

Natracare is helping revolutionize your period with their line of plastic-free tampons, pads and liners. All products are made with 100% organic cotton, sustainable wood pulp, and plant starch polymers that are home compostable. 

Natracare products are chorine-free, perfume-free, and dye-free. Plus, they are vegan and not tested on animals, using sustainably sourced materials that support wildlife and biodiversity. 

Shop Natracare


8. Badger Mineral Sunscreen

Protecting our natural resources and climate justice are an integral part of Badger's philosophy. Their mineral sunscreen is made with just 4 clean & simple ingredients-Zinc Oxide, Sunflower Oil, Beeswax & Vitamin E.

Badger Mineral Sunscreen is coral reef friendly, biodegradable, 98% organic, certified gluten-free, cruelty-free and comes in an eco-friendly reusable tin. 

Shop Badger

Barb Danielson About the Author

Barb Danielson Marketing Specialist

Barb is a passionate advocate for local food economies, spending much of her free time in the growing season out in her own garden. She is a professional photographer and artist, now using her varied skills on the marketing team here at the Co-op.