Earth Day is a reminder to make sure we're making the right choices.
It's hard to measure the impact Earth Day has had since it's creation in 1970. At the very least, it's a day where more people are thinking about how their choices affect the environment than on any other day of the year. In our book that's a good thing. We practice leave no trace camping when we're out on the trail, but also look for products that make our everyday lives a little greener as well. Here are our 6 favorites in the office right now.
TO-GO WARE 2 Tier Stainless Lunch Box
Plastic lunch containers are nice and light, but after one too many spaghetti lunches they usually start to stain and retain odors. The TO-GO WARE 2 Tier Stainless Lunch box will be a trusty lunch companion for many years to come. Use them both for an entire lunch or just one for lighter meals. Also - the smaller container on top is the TO-GO WARE Sidekick. It's perfect for nuts or smaller snacks to get you through the day.
TO-GO WARE RePEaT Utensil Set
Keep the TO-GO WARE RePEaT Utensil Set in your bag and stop sending plastic utensils to the landfill! They're made from renewable bamboo, and even include a pair of chopsticks. And get this - the holders are made out of recycled PET plastic. Awesome.
Most chewing gum is made from synthetic plastics that are not biodegradable. Kind of crazy right? Good thing Simply Gum is made from all natural ingredients. But what does it taste like, you ask? It's great! It really does have a natural flavor that you won't find in big brand chewing gums. And get this - they inserted "post chew wraps" in the back of the package, which come in handy.
Brunton RESYNC 6000
The Brunton RESYNC 6000 has enough juice to charge your phone about 3 times and comes with an iPhone and micro USB cable (thanks guys). There is a .75 watt solar charger on the back that, while small, will still come in handy to keep the unit topped off. It's also shockproof and weatherproof so it'll be a trusty companion when you go off-road.
Stojo Collapsible Pocket Cup
We all know that we shouldn't be throwing disposable cups in the garbage every day, but let's be honest, if the alternative isn't easy you're not going to do it. Hauling a big coffee mug around in your purse can be cumbersome. The stojo collapsible pocket cup squashes down to 1.75 inches so its easy to tote around. It's made from recycled plastic and is BPA free.
STOW&GO 2 Cup Silicone Container
STOW&GO food containers are BPA free and easy to store. Our favorite feature is the dual-purpose vented lid. Pull it out for microwaving and also for pushing excess air out so food stays fresh longer.