Best eco-friendly subscription boxes for a greener 2021

Kickstart a zero-waste and sustainable lifestyle with a curated box of eco must-haves

Eco-friendly subscription boxes are here to help us care for the planet. Eco brands do all the hard work of sourcing and curating beauty products, homeware, and much more to kickstart or enhance a zero-waste, sustainable lifestyle. Adjusting the products that we use in our daily routines needn't be daunting; small changes – like switching from plastic kitchen sponges to degradable ones – make a huge difference over a lifetime.

Subscribing to (or gifting!) a box from one of these fantastic eco-conscious brands is an effortless way to switch plastic products for sustainable alternatives. Boxes often feature products of a higher value than the cost of the subscription, giving you fantastic value for money. In a bid to tackle climate change, many of the companies listed below use profits to plant trees and fund climate-positive initiatives. Here's a list of some of the best eco-friendly subscription boxes available in the UK.

Beauty and Skin Care

Eco-conscious mums: get ready to discovery natural, cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle products every two months. Each Ecocobox delivers a number of surprise items that can be tailored to mum's hair colour, skin tone, as well as the age and sex of bump or baby. Boxes feature full-size eco-friendly products that are tried and tested by mums, plus each item is chosen to complement mum's stage of pregancy or motherhood.
Price per box: £30 (average value £55)
Gift subscription: Yes
Save £5 with discount code TURTLE5 or take 10% off a gift subscription with LOVE10

Award-winning brand TheVeganKind run a hugely popular beauty subscription service that is ideal for enhancing a vegan lifestyle. Each box contains up to seven skin and beauty products — moisturiser, eyeliner, lip balm, cleansing oils and more — that are always vegan and cruelty-free. Each box comes in 100% recyclable packaging and contain eco-friendly items (wherever possible).
Price per box: From £12.75 every two months
Gift subscription: Yes
Save £6 on the first Beauty Box of gift box with discount code LIST6.

The Natural Wellness BoxThe Natural Wellness Box ©
The Natural Wellness Box features around seven handpicked luxe beauty and wellness products from well-known and emerging brands. They aim to create a natural, zero-waste beauty routine, making it easy for their subscribers to continue a greener way of living. Boxes feature high-value skincare and wellness items that total to almost triple the box price, making this fantastic value for money. Boxes are curated and past themes have included: self-care, bloom botanicals and the revitalise collection.
Price per box: From £36 depending on subscription type
Gift subscription: Yes

Freedm Street
Freedm Street curate boxes from a catalogue of cruelty-free, vegan and zero-waste beauty, home and food items. Freedm Street are one of the varied subscription box brands; subscribers can choose the mini box (3-6 items) for plastic-free items, the original box (5-8 items) for a personalised selection of items or the deluxe box (7-12 items) for a combination of the mini and the original, plus extra lifestyle goods and vegan snacks.

Throughout the year Freedm Street donate profits to various charities (most recently Animal Free Research) and for every five subscription boxes sold, they plant a tree in one of the world's rainforests.
Price per box: Mini from £22.95, original from £29.95 or deluxe from £39.95 per box.
Gift subscription: Yes

Homeware, life and style

Authentic HouseThink going plastic-free would be a total pain? Think again! Authentic House have created a subscription service to make it an easy transition from plastic homeware and everyday essentials to authentic eco products. Their eco-conscious subscription box delivers between 3-7 everyday essentials that encourage and develop a sustainable lifestyle. Subscribers receive everything from candles to soaps, beauty products to laundry products and other kitchen must-haves.
Price per box: Small £15.50, medium £18.50 or large £26.50
Gift subscription: Yes
Save 5% on the first box with discount code THELIST5 (not valid on gift or international subscriptions)

ShoreboxShorebox are dishing out surprise eco-goods at intervals to suit their subscribers. With this box, members choose one guaranteed item each month and Shorebox choose three other items they think will fast become favourites. From plastic-free deodorant to food wraps, expect to discover amazing eco-friendly products you can't live without. Each box contains four full-sized products and you can see past boxes on their website, so you can get a feel for the type of items you'll be receiving or gifting.
Price per box: £14.99
Gift subscription: Yes
Try Shorebox and save 10% on the first box with discount code FIRSTBOX

Loving Earth's Oceans Box
Loving Earth's Oceans, aka L.E.O, trial every product they include in their monthly subscription box to ensure it is fit to share. Planet protecting products like kitchen cleaners, natural soap, and toothpastes are just some regular features in the box and L.E.O are proud to source mostly from British brands. When you sign up for a L.E.O subscription, you can eliminate the products you don't want to save the waste of unwanted products from the off. All eco-items are full-sized, highlighting the value of longlasting zero-waste products. L.E.O plant a tree for every box sold and give a cut of their profits to the Plastic Oceans charity.
Price per box: £30
Gift subscription: No

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