TOP 4 Sustainable Brands and Products in the UK

The UK is increasingly becoming home to a whole host of exciting sustainable businesses, who are developing innovative, green products. The climate crisis is upon us and with the extreme weathers that are happening across the world, more of us are searching for ‘green alternatives’, ‘renewable energy’, ‘reusable products’ and ‘meat-free options’ to prevent further environmental catastrophe. Thankfully, more businesses are adopting sustainability, and they’re growing in popularity thanks to millennials strong eco values! More of us see a bigger picture for our future and have a greener mindset and if we are to combat global warming, we must embrace a more sustainable life.

We always stay on top of the latest trends and recognise sustainable businesses who are influencing consumers to go green! But for some, when it comes to organizing simple swaps for a more green lifestyle, they may not know where to start. Therefore, we’ve created a TOP 4 list on our favourite eco-friendly brands and BEST SELLER products in the UK.

We want to get our readers inspired, to get thinking and hopefully, get buying – because when we all make small changes here and there, the closer we are to a healthier, greener future. Here is our TOP 4 picks:


1. Pavegen’s

Pavegen’s are creating smarter cities through green technology – they convert footsteps into electricity to power applications like lighting, data analysis and transmission, as well as environmental monitoring. Although they recognize that the energy generated may be small, they are on a mission to encourage the public to think big and get creative with how energy is used. They are certainly building a more sustainable world, one step at a time, with Pavegen already delivering over 200 installations in 36 countries to date!


2. Mooncup

Mooncup offers a solution to the waste, discomfort and expense of disposable menstrual products, leading many women to use them as an eco-friendly alternative to tampons. Menstrual cups aren’t associated with toxic shock syndrome (TSS), which is a rare, life-threatening condition linked to tampon use. Instead, there are many positives to this green product, you’re not just helping the planet but you’re also taking care of your overall health, plus you will never run out!

For a full disclosure on menstrual cups, click (read more).

3. BBC Earth and Mother of Pearl

After the success of Blue Planet II, BBC Earth teamed up with Mother of Pearl to launch a sustainable fashion brand. Their goal was simply to raise awareness, both for Mother of Pearl’s fans and the fashion industry as a whole, which is extremely positive. As many may already know, fashion is the second biggest polluter and fast fashion is killing our planet by depleting the worlds water supply due to cotton being one of the world thirstiest crops. Its filling the world’s landfills and with most fabric made from synthetic fibers, it will remain in landfill for nearly 200 years.

To learn more about BBC Earth’s beneficial collaboration and the impact it has had since releasing, click (read more).

4. PensionBee

PensionBee have an app that can give you all the tools you need to manage your pension, and in 2017 they launched their Future World Plan, which is an ethical option for those seeking to protect the planet with their life-long savings.

The move was driven by PensionBee’s 50,000 customers, asking to invest their money more sustainably. The company listened and now they offer GREEN PENSIONS! We have briefly touched on the subject of responsible investments in our blog ‘How to make your pensions and investments go green’ and explored the fact that financial products have an enormous influence on our environment, and pensions are no exception. Nine times out of ten, our UK pensions go into default funds that unfortunately invest in big fossil fuel organisations. But now you can take control of your savings and your future, with PensionBee! If you would like to learn more about this forward thinking company, click to (read more).


Sustainability is a very important issue, especially in the business industry! People around the world are experiencing climate disasters and so making green changes are imperative now. It is said that 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global emissions and so now, businesses need to be part of the solution to cut down emissions. Thankfully, we are now starting to see corporations taking action and correcting past mistakes, and they are the ones that can make a major impact – just like the sustainable businesses we’ve listed as our TOP 4 favourites.

If you are looking to reduce your carbon foot print in a bigger way, SolarCentric can help you achieve this and guide you in the right direction when it comes to your home or businesses energy needs.

We have certainly seen a shift in culture, the world is now becoming more renewably charged and according to a BBC article on why 2021 could be a turning point to tackle climate change, the falling cost of renewables and the growing public pressure for climate justice is fortunately transforming attitudes, with more businesses going green.

Why Businesses Should Go Green?

More organisations see ‘greening processes‘ as high priority, and are rightly implementing such strategies to secure tax incentives for businesses going green, to reduce, use more recycled materials, cut out unnecessary waste and trim down operation costs at the same time – which is always good business sense.

However, greentailing your work environment can seem an overwhelming task for any business, big or small because it’s difficult to know where to start. Therefore, we’ve created four top tips for employers to create a green business scheme. By offering new green products or services will establish to investors, staff and customers that you’re committed to doing better. It is a sound investment and it doesn’t have to crazy and expensive, we offer a quick guide on how you can make your business more sustainable:

An Eco-Friendly Business Plan

Provide Sustainable Products:

This can become an extremely long list, (an exciting revelation) but remember you don’t have to purchase every green product on the shelf. Create a simple list for your employees and another for work functions. Here’s how you can separate the two and encourage your work force to think more about their carbon footprint:

Employee Products:

  • Eliminate plastic bottles and harmful cleaning products
  • Provide a confidential recycling waste bin
  • Use recycling bins in your canteen and office space
  • Sustainable work stationary

Company Functions:

  • Install solar panels
  • Upgrade existing solar array
  • Reduce or eliminate petrol and diesel company cars with electric vehicles
  • Encourage staff to switch to EVs by providing EV Charge Points

If you’re planning to launch these functions, view Our Products page.

Do Business with Green Venders:

If you’re looking to outsource more eco-friendly materials and products, align your business with companies that are ethically resourceful.

Fundraising Events:

Bringing communities together and giving back is always a great way to represent your company and gain a reputable status. People like to see businesses do their bit for their communities, and you could really make a difference when you contribute and volunteer. Here are some conservation campaign ideas your company could partake in:

  • Beach and river clean ups in your local area
  • Planting trees and making donations
  • Sports challenges to raise money and awareness
  • Green investments/collaborations and sponsorships
Green Meetings:

Engaging with employees creates a better working culture, when you take time out to hear your employees’ ideas and concerns it creates a more inclusive and effective working environment. Run monthly or quarterly green meetings throughout the year and create goals and celebrate successes! Many successful businesses will know, positive results create greater motivation.

In addition, when employers commit to providing a clear environmental policy, it encourages staff and demonstrates great eco credentials with clients and stakeholders. A strategic plan will also give you and your employees peace of mind, knowing that you’re on course to reducing your carbon footprint.

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