What to Pack for a Sustainable Beach Trip

Independence Day is coming up, and we’re itching for a long weekend spent by the beach. We’ve pulled together our team’s favorite sustainable products for a weekend spent in the sun. Whether you need to keep your drinks cool or just want to look stylish on the sand, check out our eco-friendly must-haves that we’ll be loading our bags with this weekend.

 

Keep it cool.

There’s no better time for a summery drink, but is there anything worse than taking a sip of a warm beer? Lucky for us, Brü-mate has every cup imaginable to keep your drink icy, whether you’re sipping on wine or a can of seltzer. Brü-mate is helping reduce CO2 emissions and enjoying your drink from a reusable cup means one less can or bottle will end up in our oceans at the end of the day. We’ll raise a glass to that!

Sustainable swimwear.

Ready for a new bikini that will actually hold up against rough waters and UV rays? Reformation is a sustainable fashion company that produces bikinis with a 100% carbon free footprint. They also use certified fabrics that are dyed with eco-friendly ingredients, so you can dive into the water guilt-free.

Protect your skin—and our reefs.

Banana Boat Simply Protect SPF 50+ Sunscreen is one of our favorites for not only keeping dreaded sunburns at bay, but also preventing harmful chemicals that kill reefs out of the water. This sunscreen is still in an aerosol can, making it easy to apply to the wiggly kiddos that are excited to splash around in the water all day. Did we mention that it is also hypoallergenic? Perfect for sensitive skin and a sensitive ocean. A win-win in our book!

Don’t forget to recycle your can when you’re done. Just make sure it’s totally empty first.

Wrap up the day sustainably.

We love toweling off at the end of the day with Sand Cloud, since these towels are made from plastics found in the ocean. They’re buttery soft and extremely cute, and another bonus—10 percent of proceeds also fund ocean conservation efforts! Sand Cloud offers variety packs and multiple towel sizes too, so they’re perfect for families.

 

Pack it all up.

Toss all of your sustainable beach gear into a Reborn + Sunbrella Beach Tote. We teamed up with Sunbrella to upcycle scraps from their design process into UVA, mildew, water-resistant beach bags. With a spacious interior, a hanging pocket and two huge external pockets, the Beach Tote is the perfect size to fit your towel, sunscreen, drinks and anything else you need for a day at the beach, plus its soft braided handles make toting heavy loads a breeze.

 

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