Sustainable Subscriptions

We all know that it’s time to stop stamping our big, old carbon footprints all over the planet, and the majority of us have embraced taking steps towards reducing waste, eliminating single-use plastics, and generally being more aware of how our consumer habits affect the planet on which we live.  

Subscription boxes are no exception, with many companies adjusting their contents and packaging, offering environmentally sound alternatives. However, some have gone one step further, putting together beautiful boxes of eco-friendly products that drop on our doormats every month – saving the planet while shopping. It’s a win-win! 

Here’s a quick run-down of five of the best: 

Zed Bees 

Zed Bees is a zero-waste bathroom essentials box, offering signature soaps, moisturisers and bathroom products with a strong focus on zero waste products from UK-based independent suppliers. A monthly box costs £10, and contains four plastic-free bathroom essentials, such as shower soap, hand soap, shampoo bars and tooth tabs


Shorebox subscription boxes contain everything from plastic-free deodorant to food wraps, promising that the value of each box is always worth more than your monthly payment. On that note, each box costs £14.99 plus P&P, and contains a selection of plastic-free toiletries and goodies.  

Authentic House 

Authentic House subscription boxes take you on a journey through your life, from cooking dinner to celebrating Christmas, giving you zero waste alternatives to products you would usually buy in each situation. Choose from monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly boxes, then opt for a small, medium, or large box, with prices starting at £15.50 per box.

The Cruelty Free Beauty Box – Mini 

This is exactly what it says – a cruelty-free, vegan, plastic-free subscription box. Boxes are shipped six times a year, and you can choose from a rolling subscription, or save a few pennies by paying for six boxes up-front. Each box contains a variety of cruelty-free beauty products, such as raw coffee scrubs and organic foot balms.

From the Post House 

From the Post House curates beautiful seasonal boxes, filled with striking homeware products and illustrated instructions. They combine on-trend with classical, ensuring each piece complements the other, and source only sustainable products that can be repurposed and re-loved. Their packaging is eco-friendly, and all flowers are grown locally in the UK. Boxes are £95 each, or you receive a £10 discount if you subscribe to a quarterly delivery.  

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