9 Eco-Friendly Beach Essentials That Are Kind to the Planet

9 Eco-Friendly Beach Essentials That Are Kind to the Planet

Planning to hit the coast this summer? Put your dollars to good use by investing in these sustainable picks.

The most eco-friendly action is to not buy anything at all—but if you're looking for a new beach towel, picnic supplies, or swim trunks before hitting the water, we've got the scoop on brands that are big on style yet easy on the earth.

Igloo Recool Cooler
Igloo's new RECOOL cooler was created to provide an alternative to environmentally harmful foam coolers. Made entirely from biodegradable materials, RECOOL can biodegrade and return to the Earth after use, rather than polluting our environment or filling a landfill.
DIFF Brooks 50mm Round Sunglasses
These sleek sunglasses bring the counterculture spirit of the 1960s into the 21st century with lightweight metal frames and CR-39 lenses. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom
S'well Onyx 17 oz. Bottle
Embodying translucent hues in the purest form, the Stone Collection emulates the most coveted semi-precious gems. Featured in a durable stone-like texture for added grip, the muted color palette simulates the raw delicacy of the minerals.   Photo Courtesy of S'Well
COOLA Mineral Body Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 - Fragrance-Free
COOLA’s Mineral Body Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 - Fragrance-Free formula provides chemical-active free, broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA/UVB exposure.

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