6 Subscription Boxes to Make Everyday Life More Eco-Friendly 

The hard work and dedication required to lead a sustainable and eco-friendly life can often feel overwhelming. Between feeding yourself and your family, caring for your pets, maintaining your health and hygiene, and keeping your home clean, it takes quite a bit to keep you up and running. 

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A recurring delivery service sending goods directly to your door for a monthly fee, subscription boxes are an easy way to skip the store and stay indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only do the following subscription boxes serve as a convenient and safe way of shopping, each one provides environmentally conscious alternatives to many of the products you use in your everyday life. 

Misfits Market 

On a mission to break the cycle of food waste, Misfits Market rescues organic, sometimes funny-looking produce before it goes to waste. From bent bell peppers to undersized onions, produce that isn’t visually appealing is often passed over by grocers, leaving farmers with a surplus of misfits that end up going to waste. 

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By purchasing these oddly shaped, perfectly good crops directly from farmers, Misfits Market cuts out the middleman and sends the freshest organic produce available directly to your door. With a price tag up to 40% less than what you would pay at the store, each box is curated according to your personal produce preferences and ships in a biodegradable, waste-free package. 

With 3.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide generated by food waste each year, a Misfits Market subscription box allows you to make a positive impact on the environment while saving money on produce you were planning to purchase anyways. No brainer!


Striving to make health a priority in your life, Urthbox offers a variety of subscription boxes containing healthy snacks, beverages, and more. With classic, gluten-free, vegan, and diet options, all Urthboxes contain an assortment of organic, non-GMO goodies catered to your dietary needs. Promoting healthy alternatives to your favorite junk foods, these boxes include everything from chips and snack bars to cookies and candies. 

As you discover products that you just need more of, your Urthbox membership allows you to purchase your favorite snacks online at a discounted rate. Shipping monthly in a biodegradable package, subscriptions start as low as $14.99 per month and serve as a great gift for a friend or loved one.

Driftaway Coffee

While many coffee companies have ditched the plastic tubs for biodegradable packaging, few are going to the extent that Driftaway Coffee is to combat climate change. Offering a variety of whole bean and ground coffee subscription options, Driftaway Coffee uses 100% biodegradable packaging made of plant-based materials. 

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Taking every step possible to reduce their energy consumption, Driftaway Coffee offsets 100% of their shipping and operations emissions by contributing to Cool Effect and aims to be completely carbon-neutral by 2022. Giving back to the coffee farmers throughout the world, five cents from every pound of coffee you purchase will be donated to World Coffee Research. If you burn through hundreds of pounds of coffee a year like I do, subscribing to Driftaway Coffee will go a long way towards leading a more sustainable life. 

Pure Earth Pets 

Providing environmentally conscious toys, treats, and more, Pure Earth Pets helps your furry friends do their part to combat climate change. Limiting plastic waste from old toys and treat bags, each of these subscription boxes feature 5 to 6 sustainable products your pet is sure to love. While many big-box pet stores ship your pets’ toys in from overseas, Pure Earth Pets works exclusively with small businesses here in the United States to keep their shipping emissions low. 

Priding themselves on being a helpful place for humans and animals alike, Pure Earth Pets donates a portion of the proceeds from each order to a different animal rights charity each month.


Rethinking the way the world cleans, Cleancult delivers sustainable soaps, detergents, and all-purpose cleaners right to your door each month. Including reusable glass bottles with your first delivery, Cleancult then sends refills of your favorite products in recyclable milk carton containers. If your local recycling plant does not accept these kinds of materials, Cleancult will take care of it for you through their free recycle back program.

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Composed of natural, non-toxic ingredients, you can rest assured that the products you are cleaning your home with are safe for you and your family. With a variety of different scents available, feel free to switch up the contents of your subscription box from month to month.

The Detox Market 

Specializing in sustainable skincare, makeup, hair products and more, The Detox Market curates subscription boxes to meet your wellness needs. Meticulously vetting every product featured on their website, you will have the peace of mind knowing that each box will only feature goods that contain pure ingredients and are cruelty-free.

Sharing their favorite sustainable wellness products with you each month, this subscription service allows you to sample environmentally conscious alternatives to many products you currently use in your everyday life. Guaranteeing at least $90 of green beauty in each box for a fraction of the price, The Detox Box serves as a great gift for yourself or a loved one.

If you’re sick of scouring shelves for sustainable goods or wish you could be doing more to protect our planet, any one of these subscription boxes should help put your mind at ease. As always, stay tuned to Planet Home for more ways in which you can help create change through your everyday actions.