If you care equally as much about taking care of the planet as you do your body, these products were made just for you! After all, Mother Nature is incredible — the least we can do is try to make eco-friendly decisions while enduring our sweaty endeavors. We rounded up some of our favorite sustainable products perfect for active individuals. From sulfate-free sport laundry detergent to swimsuits made from recycled materials, here are some A-plus products for the eco-conscious athlete.
Go BPA-free with this reusable pitcher that comes with a filter and delivers up to 120 gallons of water — which saves you from using more than 900 disposable water bottles. It can hold up to 10 cups at a time and tells you when the filter needs to be changed via the electronic screen.
Calling all yogis! You’ll love this two-in-one yoga mat and towel combination that comes with a carrying strap. It’s made from eco-friendly materials and is biodegradable. The more you sweat, the harder the mat grips, so slipping isn’t an issue.
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Would you believe these swim trunks are made from 11 plastic water bottles? They’re stretchy and durable enough to hold up against a tough SUP session or volleyball game. Plus, they dry quickly, so you can go from beach to lunch with no dripping.
It’s hard not to look fierce in a swimsuit that has a tiger face across the front. The built-in shelf bra and back straps provide some support if you’re looking to get in some laps while you’re at the pool.
It’s high time to ditch the disposable plastic water bottles — not only do they create waste and usually end up in landfills, but they also contain Bisphenol A, or BPA, which has been linked to cancer. Instead, use this 18-ounce, vacuum-insulated bottle that will help keep your water or sports drink cold. The pop-top is convenient and has a lock to prevent it from spilling when it’s in your bag.
Charge up these wireless earbuds and they’ll give you 8-hours of music before, during and after your workout. There are different bud options so you can get a personalized fit that feels secure. They also have a microphone and controls directly on the connecting cord so you can pick up a phone call if need be. The eco-conscious materials are sweat-proof, too.
Whether you’re protecting your hands from calluses as you lift weights or slippage during a sweaty Pilates session, these gloves, made from eco-friendly TPE yoga mat material, are the solution. The outer material grips like a yoga mat, while the inside wicks moisture away from your skin.
If you care about being eco-conscious when it comes to what you’re putting on your body, you should care about what you wash your clothes with, too. This biodegradable laundry detergent is tough enough to clean up your sweatiest clothing without using any fragrance, harmful dyes or fillers.
10. GOODWIPES BODY WIPES TRAVEL PACK
With the amount you’re working out, we know there’s not always time for a shower. A quick and cool wipe down with these hypoallergenic and 100% biodegradable wipes eliminates any lingering odor and leaves you feeling fresh enough to go on with your day. The 10-count pack is easy to throw in your gym or travel bag.
11. BIOLAGE R.A.W. RECOVER SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
Just like your body needs recovery, chances are your locks do, too, especially if you’re a regular gym goer, washing your hair everyday. This line of shampoo and conditioner is made with 95 percent natural ingredients like coriander oil and kaolin clay to help give your hair some TLC. The formulas are 99 percent biodegradable as well, with no sulfates, silicones, or parabens.