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3 Eco Friendly Summer Essentials

coffee at the beach

Keep it cool and keep it green! With the garden in full bloom and long hours outside, summer is the perfect time to connect with nature and revamp your carbon footprint. 

Here are some simple summer essentials that you can swap out for more eco-friendly (and stylish!) alternatives. 

All Good Sunscreen

Did you know that many sunscreens contain chemicals that are harmful to coral reefs and other ocean life? We love a beach day, and proper sun protection is important, but not at the cost of our marine creature friends!

New studies have found that the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, commonly found in sunscreen, are directly linked to coral mortality, especially in areas of high ocean tourism. Hawaii recently banned sunscreens with these ingredients, and other destinations are taking note. 

So what’s a sun-seeking, beach lover to do? 

Look for sunscreens that use Zinc Oxide instead. 

All Good uses Non-Nanoparticle Zinc Oxide, they’re 100% reef-friendly and also use no toxic preservatives or additives

all good sport reef free sunscreen

Pela Sunglasses

We love Pela for making compostable versions of things we use every day, making it easier for consumers to find eco-friendly alternatives. It’s exactly the model we try to live by, companies and consumers working together to make a better world. Pela is most known for their compostable cell phone cases, but they also make these stylish, plastic-free sunglasses

Pela sunglasses

You can send back your Pela case or sunglasses and Pela will repurpose them to give to someone in need, turn them into new products, or compost them. 

Welly Bottles

You know how we feel about single-use plastics! Ditch the plastic water bottles and coffee cups for a chic, green update that will actually save you way more money in the long run.

There are lots of great options for reusable water bottles, but we wanted to highlight Welly for its sustainable materials, versatility, and social mission.

Welly bottle black and pink top bundle

Their bottles are made from insulated bamboo and are great with hot and cold drinks (hello cold brew!). Their bundles allow you to get different tops for traveling, and 3% of their sales go to clean water projects worldwide. 

Grab your favorite reusable coffee mug (filled with Tayst coffee of course!), and head out into the sun with your snazzy sunglasses and reef-friendly sunscreen...we’ll see you at the beach!