Amazon may be one of the most speedy, extensive shopping platforms on the planet...but what's it doing to our planet? Dubbed "the Prime effect" by WBUR.org, Amazon's impact on our world is just as immense as their impact on the world of e-commerce.
Want to get away from Amazon, but not sure where else to shop? Check out our list below for 5 great Amazon alternatives that are friendly to Mother Earth.
1. Thrive Market
2. Made Trade
Browsing Amazon to satisfy your home decor obsession? We suggest checking out Made Trade, a sustainable marketplace that brings "the best ethically made and sustainably sourced goods to one place."
HiveBrands.com is "an ecosystem of people, brands, and causes working together to create a more equitable and sustainable world." They exclusively offer domestically sourced products with recyclable packaging, ranging from kombucha to pet food!
Ecoroots, an eco-friendly online marketplace, was created to "empower people by making it easy and convenient [for them] to reduce their impact." They offer vegan, low-waste self-care and home care products.
Last but not least, Etee is "your plastic-free home", offering plastic-free, environmentally-friendly products. Even their packing tape is commercially compostable!