In 2019, Americans spent an estimated $600 billion on online shopping. Unfortunately, all that shopping leads to a ton of unnecessary waste. From the chemical runoff during manufacturing to the plastic packaging that winds up in the ocean, cheap online products are a huge drain on the ecosystem.

But as more and more sustainable online shops pop up, our online shopping can be more responsible — and equally as much fun!

In this EarthHero review, I’ll share why I think EarthHero is one of the best eco-friendly shops out there.

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What is EarthHero?

Since 2017, the team at EarthHero has been building a catalog of hand-selected and thoroughly vetted eco-friendly products. Read this article for a more detailed answer to the question, “What is EarthHero?

They do the research for you and bring together products that are eco-friendly and sustainable in one easy online shopping experience. For us, it’s as simple as scrolling down to see how the product or company is making a positive impact.

They offer a wide variety of products with a clever search and filtering design to help you find what you need. They also offer discounts, sales, and a rewards program.

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EarthHero is located in the United States with their main office in Boulder, Colorado. And they take their responsibility to us and to the Earth beyond the products they carry into their own actions.

  • They are a certified B Corp.
  • They participate in 1% for the planet
  • They offset their carbon footprint through Carbon Fund
  • Their office is dedicated to being zero waste in its operations
  • They partner with The Climate Collaborative and Trees for the Future.

Who is EarthHero for?

Residents of the U.S. and Canada

Currently, EarthHero only ships to the U.S. and Canada. But they are looking to expand internationally

 

People who want:

  • an easy eco-friendly shopping experience
  • rewards, discounts, and sales
  • plastic-free packaging
  • a wide variety of products
  • plastic-free alternatives
  • zero waste options
  • organic clothing options
  • eco-friendly phone accessories
  • sustainable fashion and accessories
  • cruelty-free products
  • eco-friendly gifts
  • recycled and upcycled products
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Parents

EarthHero offers everything for organic clothing and bath products for kids to school supplies!

Pet owners

From food and supplies to toys and accessories, EarthHero offers a variety of eco-friendly pet products and pet-safe cleaning products.

Skaters, bikers, campers, hikers, and yogis

Whether you’re looking for eco-friendly outdoor clothing or other eco-friendly outdoor products, EarthHero has you covered!

Music lovers

EarthHero also carries a selection of sustainable and eco-friendly speakers and headphones.

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How does EarthHero work?

As I mentioned earlier, I wrote an extremely detailed article about EarthHero’s product selection process, so I’ll keep it simple here and just give you the highlights.

5-step vetting program

EarthHero takes the time to review every brand they offer. They work together as partners to offer the best options in eco-friendly products. They use a 5-step method in their selection process.

They look for brands that offer:

  • Better materials: renewable, recycled, organic, durable
  • Green production: less energy, less waste, fewer chemicals
  • Low carbon footprint: carbon offsets, recycled packaging, low shipping distance
  • High-quality products: the longer they last, the better for the environment
  • Less waste: from manufacturing to product end-of-life

Carbon neutral shipping

While EarthHero reviews the shipping practices of potential brand partners, they also consider their own shipping practices.

They use eco-friendly shipping packaging and they offset their carbon footprint through Carbon Fund. All products that ship from their warehouse in Colorado ship carbon neutral.

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And if they think shipping directly from the manufacturer will be an even lower impact, they do that instead. (Sometimes you’ll get more than one package for a single order.)

Rewards

EarthHero rewards their customers through a point system. Here’s the overview:

Earn points:

  • $1 spent = 1 point
  • Leave a product review for 5 points
  • Get 1 point for every share to social media (Make sure you log in and use the link from the EarthHero site.)

Spend points:

  • Every 100 points you earn will qualify you for a $5 credit
  • Credits accrue for six months and pay out twice yearly. (Jan. 1 and July 1).
  • After each period, you’ll receive a coupon code by email.
  • Use your credits within 60 days of receiving them

My EarthHero review.

I’ve been shopping through EarthHero since I discovered early this year (2020) and I LOVE IT.

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Excellent product selection & it’s affordable

I’ve found so many replacement products. Some that I’ve been searching for a long time. Some that I already used but can get a better deal on through EarthHero.

There have been some products I did not find on EarthHero. But many have been unavailable in the U.S. EarthHero focuses on local (U.S.) products because the carbon-cost of shipping them is lower.

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