10 eco-friendly subscription boxes that are good for you & the planet

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  • March 25, 2021

We love subscription boxes for their convenience and flexibility – there’s something comforting in knowing that our weekly essentials (and indulgences) will be delivered right to our doorstep. Our favourite ones have the added feel-good factor of helping us shop more sustainably, whether that’s moving towards zero waste or supporting B Corp certified companies that give back.

We’ve rounded up 10 eco-friendly subscriptions that will make life a little easier while also supporting local, sustainable and socially conscious businesses. From everyday basics like food and toilet paper to treat-yourself beauty boxes, sign up for one of these ethical subscriptions – or surprise a loved one – for a gift that keeps on giving.

CERES Fair Food 

This online organic grocery and social enterprise delivers to homes all over Melbourne six days a week, with the option to choose a set box or select your own fruit, veggies and other Fairtrade and non-toxic items. Rather than a lock-in subscription, simply select a recurring order and your goods will be delivered on the same day each week. 

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Doorstep Organics

Doorstep Organics deliver fresh, seasonal produce daily to greater Sydney, Central Coast, Wollongong, Berry, Canberra, Newcastle and the Blue Mountains. Their green credentials include using recycled packaging and donating weekly leftovers to OzHarvest. Select a recurring weekly or fortnightly organic subscription box, with free delivery on orders over $75.

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Who Gives A Crap

Never run out of loo paper again with this B Corp certified business that is helping to solve social and environmental issues. Who Gives a Crap donates 50 per cent of its profits to building toilets and improving sanitation in the developing world. There are a range of delivery frequencies to choose from depending on the size of your household, and each time your rolls arrive you’ll know you’re helping those in need. 

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Biome Box

Treat yourself at the start of each new season with this B Corp certified company’s  quarterly subscription box, filled with a surprise selection of vegan, palm oil-free beauty and lifestyle products. You’ll also save by subscribing – $135 for a one-year subscription incudes four boxes with more than $280 worth of products.  

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A Little Seedy 

Whether you have a backyard, balcony or windowsill, growing your own edibles is possible when you have the right tools and know-how. These organic seed subscription boxes contain locally sourced heirloom fruit, vegetable and herb varieties and are posted out with each new season, along with growing notes to get started and recipes that will inspire you to keep going. 

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Daily Blooms

If you struggle to keep plants alive or just want to brighten up your home with some fresh foliage, this eco-minded business offers weekly, fortnightly and monthly flower subscriptions to the Melbourne and Geelong areas. Their seasonal, locally grown blooms come wrapped in natural hessian for a guilt-free treat at your door, and a partnership with Greenfleet means you can choose to carbon offset every flower delivery purchased. 

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Koala Eco 

If spending more time at home has led to a renewed appreciation for clean and sparkly surfaces, be sure to choose products that are good for both your health and that of the environment. Subscribers to Koala Eco’s ethical, eco-friendly household cleaning range, formulated with high concentrations of essential oils from native Australian plants, receive a 30 per cent discount on every recurring order.

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Pablo & Rusty Coffee

Wake up to delicious coffee on your doorstep from this B Corp certified, carbon neutral company that cares just as much about people and planet as it does about speciality espresso. Choose to have your coffee delivered direct from Pablo & Rusty’s Sydney roastery every one, two, three or four weeks, with free shipping to anywhere in Australia. 

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Tielka Tea

If you’re more of a tea drinker, keep your tin well stocked with this organic, Fairtrade certified company that offers weekly, fortnightly, monthly and bimonthly subscriptions. Choose between loose leaf or plastic-free pyramid tea bags in a range of blends including classic Breakfast Black Tea and Persian Mint Chai Green Tea.

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TOM Organic period subscription 

Our period subscriptions give you the freedom to choose products that best suit your lifestyle. Simply select your favourite combination of our certified organic tampons, biodegradable pads and liners and how often you wish to receive them – every one, two, or three months – and shipping is free!

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For more local, sustainable, and socially conscious business check out our Eco-Friendly Gift Guide for 2020