Sustainability News, Tips, and Strategies

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Everything You Need to Know about Plastic Offsetting—How to Be Plastic Neutral

Unless you’re new here, you’ve probably heard (read) about carbon offsetting and becoming carbon neutral, but you most likely haven’t heard about plastic offsetting and what it means to be plastic neutral. If that’s the case, keep on reading as we will cover all you need to know about plastic offsetting and how we can […]

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Jack Rogers Goes Carbon Neutral with EcoCart

The Jack Rogers motto is “Every step of a well-loved life”, and they’ve lived up to their motto. Since 1960, Jack Rogers has been a purveyor of women’s footwear ranging from their famous sandals to other shoes including flats, boots, and more. Founded in sunny Palm Beach, Florida, their company is now headquartered in New […]

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3 Ways to Fuse Sustainability with Lifecycle Marketing

While some e-commerce brands consider sustainability to be nothing more than a costly gimmick, in reality, many consumers are looking for sustainable products and shipping options before proceeding to checkout. So how would you align your customers’ demands for sustainability with your lifecycle marketing strategies? It all boils down to brand transparency and leveraging your […]

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Green is The New Black (Friday)

Gone are the days of waking up at 5:00 am to be the first in line at the mall the day after Thanksgiving. Over the years, Black Friday has become more of a season than just one day, with brands toting deals weeks before and weeks after the actual Friday. This increase in popularity of […]

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8 Tips for DTC Brands on their Sustainability Journey

With so many DTC brands claiming sustainability, it is extremely important to highlight why and how your company is actually sustainable. Consumers are no longer satisfied with the claim of being sustainable, but now crave for this information to be validated. Luckily, parcelLab studied the sustainability performance of the UK’s top 50 DTC brands and […]

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The Rise in Demand For Sustainability

The ever-pressing emergency of the climate crisis has left consumers to value something new from businesses: sustainability. Consumers are looking for brands to help them make a difference in the world, contributing to their “sustainable lifestyles” in a positive way. With online shopping at an all-time high (who can resist getting a pair of shoes […]

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5 Reasons Why It is Important to Invest in Sustainable Packaging

Sustainability has become a major topic all around the world because of its importance to the health and general wellbeing of the human species. A NASA study revealed a +95% likelihood that human activity is making the planet warmer.  Another study revealed that 100 companies alone caused 71%of emissions globally. In other words, there is […]

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New UN Climate Report Demands Climate Action

Human-caused climate change has been wreaking havoc and devastating communities all around the globe. On August 9th, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a scientific body convened by the United Nations, released a new report which concludes that the world can’t avoid some detrimental impacts of climate change, like rising sea levels, however there […]

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How Stix Used Sustainability as a Growth Lever

Stix is a women’s health brand that’s on a mission to empower confident health decisions in a judgment-free way. The Stix product line focuses on diagnostic testing, prevention, and treatment. Stix aims to help people have all the resources at their fingertips to help manage their health.  Stix was founded in 2019 and started with […]

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EcoCart Partners with Manifest Commerce to Power 100% Sustainable Fulfillment

Today, Manifest Commerce has formally launched to move the logistics industry towards a greener supply chain, with zero plastic solutions and carbon neutral fulfillment. EcoCart is thrilled to be powering Manifest Commerce’s vision for 100% carbon neutral fulfillment. Sustainability is paramount in driving purchasing decisions now more than ever, and Manifest Commerce chose to partner […]

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Sustainable Shopping

Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Shopping

For many, this upcoming school year is going to be in-person. After spending so many months at home, many students (and parents!) are excited to be heading back to the classroom, where they can spend time with classmates and friends face to face. A new school year means new supplies, especially now, when we’ve spent […]

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5 Ways E-commerce Brands Can Leverage Customer Reviews in Digital Marketing

The growth of e-commerce in the last year has been tremendous—in just one year the industry has experienced 146% growth of all online orders across the world. With a combination of the ongoing boom in e-commerce and quarantine time spent online shopping, it’s no surprise online retailers had a good year. While sales are increasing, […]

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Olipop Makes their Shopify Store More Sustainable with EcoCart

Can soda be healthy? Ben and David, founders of Olipop, were wondering the same thing. Olipop is a soda brand that puts health, and the planet, first. Utilizing natural sugars from fruits, a sweetener that doesn’t add calories, and other natural ingredients like flowers and bark, Olipop has been able to create a unique and […]

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Sustainable Shopping

5 Fashion Brands That You Can Shop Carbon Neutral With

In the era of the internet, shopping has never been easier. You can shop for a whole wardrobe and have it sent straight to your door from your phone! However, while it’s super easy to get your orders brought straight to you, it can take a toll on the environment. Whether it be a package […]

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Aquaglide Joins Thousands of Stores in Shipping Carbon Neutral with EcoCart

Aquaglide was made for adventurers, by adventurers. Rooted in the Pacific Northwest, a small team of watersports enthusiasts began a company 15 years ago to create inflatable products of the highest quality to make everyone’s time on the water perfect. Since then, they’ve expanded their line of products to include a variety of kayaks, paddleboards, […]

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Top Tips for Converting Cart Abandoners into Buyers

How many times have you browsed an e-commerce site, loaded a shirt or two in the shopping cart, and stopped right there? Maybe you were distracted by your pup’s pleas for the outdoors, thought twice about adding another black t-shirt to the closet or intended to complete the transaction later. Whatever the reason, you left […]

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Fly By Jing Launches EcoCart

Have you ever tried Sichuan chili sauce? If you haven’t, you’re not alone – the flavor is unknown and unheard of to most Americans if you don’t have any Chinese background. Realizing this herself, Jing (Jenny) Gao founded Fly By Jing, formerly a pop-up dining concept but now a spice and condiment company. Fly By […]

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The Dark Side of E-Commerce

With the ability to shop from your couch and get packages at your door, many consumers have fallen in love with the idea of e-commerce. The accessibility and convenience of not having to go to a brick-and-mortar storefront is appealing to both customers and shop owners, who can avoid the overhead that comes with a […]

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Environmental Impact

Major Carbon Standards

A common question we get is: are EcoCart’s projects legit? The answer, of course, is yes. All of EcoCart’s projects have been verified by several major carbon standards, including VERRA, the Climate Action Reserve, and the Gold Standard. Carbon standards are groups that verify carbon offsetting projects of all types. Using a rigorous screening and […]

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What Does it Mean to Be Carbon Neutral?

Everything we do has some sort of environmental impact. Whether it be making dinner or watching a movie, everything we do directly or indirectly creates greenhouse gas emissions. All of these activities add up to your carbon footprint, or the sum of all the emissions you create from your daily lifestyle. People are not the […]

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How do Carbon Offsets work?

We throw around the term ‘carbon offsets’ a lot here at EcoCart. Both our Chrome Extension and e-commerce app help reduce brands’ and customers’ carbon footprints by offsetting the carbon emissions created from purchases through supporting projects around the world that help to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. But how does all […]

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Stix goes Carbon Neutral with EcoCart

Stix is a brand built by women, for women. They tackle a problem many women face – buying pregnancy tests. Recounting their own troublesome experiences with buying pregnancy tests, co-founders Cynthia and Jamie started a brand that helps women get access to pregnancy tests, discreetly shipped to the doorstep. Since their founding in February 2019, […]

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Cambodia Water Purification & Carbon Offset Program | EcoCart

The Cambodia Water Purification Project – Carbon Offset Programs with EcoCart At EcoCart, we’ve always been dedicated to reducing and offsetting carbon emissions and helping customers and brands offset their carbon footprints. Through our Chrome extension and Shopify app, we support over a dozen carbon offset projects all around the world that protect vulnerable ecosystems […]

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Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Food creates a lot of waste. From the plastic bags inside cereal boxes to chip bags surrounded by layers of films, food packaging creates a lot of garbage that often can’t be recycled easily. Many cheap plastics, films, and cardboard materials on food packaging can’t be properly disposed of because they aren’t worth anything in […]

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a “universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.”  In 2015, all 193 UN Member States adopted the 17 Goals as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve […]

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World Oceans Day

Tuesday, June 8th is World Oceans Day! Our oceans are one of the most important parts of our planet. The ocean covers over 70% of the planet and is home to over a million species. The ocean also provides over half of the world’s oxygen and soaks up over 30% of the world’s carbon emissions. […]

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Types of Carbon Offsetting Projects

EcoCart, an environment and sustainability based startup, has been sponsoring carbon offsetting projects since its founding 2 years ago. From forest protection to cookstove projects, EcoCart has offset over 25 million pounds of carbon and protected over 800,000 trees to date! Carbon offsetting projects work to actively reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. […]

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LightBox Jewelry Joins Thousands of Stores Shipping Carbon Neutral with EcoCart

LightBox Jewelry launched in 2018, with the goal of creating lab-grown, affordable, and high-quality diamonds. Designed and ‘grown’ in the United States, LightBox Jewelry produces all of their diamonds at a consistent and exceptional standard. Their lab-grown diamonds have the same chemical makeup as natural diamonds – the only difference is that their diamonds were […]

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World Environment Day

Saturday, June 5th, is World Environment Day! Here at EcoCart, we wanted to celebrate our Earth today (and make sure it’s celebrated every day!). While World Environment Day is slightly newer than Earth Day, it’s still an important holiday and helps spread awareness about global warming and the importance of saving our environment. In 1972, […]

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Sustainable Shopping

5 Gifts for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, you might be searching for the perfect gift for your dad (or another fatherly figure) to show how much you care for them! Shopping for men might be difficult, but shopping for your dad doesn’t have to be. Check out these ideas for easy and useful father’s day […]

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Gin Amber Beauty Launches EcoCart

Gin Amber, founder of Gin Amber Beauty, grew her small dermaroller brand into a large brand with dozens of skincare cleansers, masks, and other products. Gin Amber Beauty’s original product, a medical-grade stainless steel dermaroller, utilizes real needles (unlike most dermarollers) ensuring safe and real results. Her dermaroller uses 192 individual surgical needles that create […]

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How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Everything has a carbon footprint, whether we notice it or not. Besides driving your car or turning up the thermostat to keep the house warm, simple tasks that don’t directly involve emitting carbon create greenhouse gases somewhere along the line. Activities like eating fruit, using the internet, or even reading books contribute to our carbon […]

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Shopify Chooses EcoCart as Staff Pick

It seems like just yesterday EcoCart had its first day as an app on the Shopify store—and now we’re being featured! Every week, our friends at Shopify choose 4 apps for their Staff Picks. This list is geared towards highlighting some of the best apps available on the platform (including EcoCart!) There are over 3,200 […]

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Hard Kombucha brand JuneShine goes Carbon Positive with EcoCart

JuneShine is sustainable, transparent, and insanely delicious hard kombucha. Their founders wanted a more transparent and honest product when it came to alcohol—that’s how JuneShine was created. JuneShine is brewed with real, organic ingredients like green tea, honey, fruit juice, and spices. This kombucha is free from artificial coloring, GMOs, pesticides, and processed corn or […]

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Top KPIs for DTC Brands to Track

E-commerce is growing, and it’s becoming crowded. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, 10 years of e-commerce growth happened in just 90 days. The DTC sector is growing as well, by 2022 the number of DTC e-commerce customers will hit an all-time high of 103 million. While the increase in customers proves an opportunity, […]

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Sustainable Shopping

5 Eco-Friendly Skincare Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect time for you to show your mom (or any other similar figure in your life) how much you appreciate them! Finding the perfect gift doesn’t have to be difficult, or harmful to the environment. Instead of flowers that will wilt within a few weeks, or trinkets that won’t get used, […]

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Everything has a Carbon Footprint | EcoCart

Everything has a Carbon Footprint From going shopping to surfing the web, everything we do can have an impact on the environment. These simple tasks all have one thing in common: they have a carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gas emitted by a product, place, person, group, or event. In […]

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Increasing AOV and improving customer loyalty with post-purchase upsells

Online retailers are in a race for customer loyalty, and it’s harder than ever to increase AOV through ad spend. Returning shoppers spend 3x the amount that first-time shoppers do, so building strategies for return customers has a significant impact on your bottom line.  In 2020, online sales grew by 30% as consumers were pushed […]

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The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in E-commerce

Definitive corporate social responsibility programs are no longer an option for brands looking to compete in an increasingly saturated e-commerce landscape. CSR has evolved considerably over the past decade, and CSR has in some instances become a mandatory corporate activity, with many new laws and regulations requiring CSR programming. Gone are the days leveraging CSR […]

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Simbly’s Focus on Sustainability Helps Average Order Value Skyrocket 38%

Simbly is a sustainable furniture company that focuses on creating quality and environmentally-courteous products. It was founded by Josh Dorfman and Christpoher Douglas as a project with a focus on delivering design, sustainability, and accessible pricing, all while making their furniture in the USA. Josh previously had a sustainable furniture retail business, where his favorite […]

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Earth Day at EcoCart

In case you didn’t know, April 22nd is Earth Day—it’s kind of like our Superbowl. We didn’t want to limit ourselves to just one day, so we’re celebrating all month long with #earthmonth. And, we’re putting on a very special event to help celebrate.    First, a quick history lesson. Earth Day started in 1970 […]

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EcoCart Raises $3M to Democratize Carbon Offsetting for the E-commerce Industry

EcoCart, a climate and sustainability-focused e-commerce enablement startup, announced today that it has closed $3M in Seed funding led by Base10 Partners’ Chris Zeoli. The round includes participation from Sugar Capital, Brian Sugar’s early-stage venture fund, as well as several strategic angel investors including Jamie Sutton (creator of Shopify Plus), Ben Jabbaway (Founder and CEO […]

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What are EcoPoints?

Here at EcoCart, we think that doing things to save the planet deserves some kind of reward. After all, you’re doing your part to reduce carbon emissions and helping support amazing carbon offsetting projects all over the world. So how exactly do we do that? Every time you make a purchase using the EcoCart Chrome […]

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The Top 5 BigCommerce Apps That Can Boost Your Brand

EcoCart recently joined the BigCommerce app ecosystem, allowing anyone utilizing the BigCommerce e-commerce platform to integrate EcoCart directly into their online marketplace. BigCommerce has an incredible array of apps and plugins that, just like EcoCart, can help you grow your online business, better serve your customers, and eliminate many of the headaches and frustrations that […]

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The Pandemic Didn’t Solve the Carbon Emissions Problem Permanently

One of the unforeseen benefits that has come out of the past year of pandemic related restrictions and changes, is the positive impact that many of the changes in routine that people have experienced have had on the planet. As people were forced to work from home and most events and stores were closed or […]

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Tribe Kelley Boosts Cart Conversion for their Unique Made in the USA Apparel

Tribe Kelley was founded 6 years ago by Brittney and Brian Kelley. Brittney wanted to develop a made-in-the-USA brand centered around  more ethical business practices that focused on fair wages and quality products. Their mission embodies ethical and sustainable practices. Paying fair labor wages and caring for the planet are a core theme as they […]

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How to Be a More Sustainable Student in College | EcoCart

How to Be Sustainable in College – Easy Ways to be More Eco-Friendly at School For many people, college is an intersection in their life where they have the most freedom and independence to make decisions for themselves;  they are exposed to new ideas, but at the same time they are limited by part time […]

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BigCommerce Achieves Certified Sustainability with EcoCart

EcoCart is Now Available for BigCommerce EcoCart began with the mission to make the fight for climate change easy, accessible, and affordable for everyone—people and brands included. As an extension of that mission, we are thrilled to announce that EcoCart is now available to the tens of thousands of e-commerce storefronts that call BigCommerce home. […]

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What Effects is Climate Change Having?

The effects of climate change and what to do about them are a hot topic these days, and for very good reason. Modern society has prioritized convenience and consumption over caring for the environment and utilizing resources in a sustainable way. The amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases being released by factories, vehicles, […]

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Sustainable Shopping

How to Find Reusable, Carbon Neutral Products

Modern society has reached a point where convenience is king. People want things fast and easy, even if that convenience comes at the expense of the planet’s health. The amount of waste that is generated every day reached an unsustainable point a long time ago and is only continuing to grow. In order to protect […]

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Wildway’s Shopify Store Keeps the Wild, Wild with EcoCart

Wildway was started in 2014 by co-founders Kelli and Kyle when they realized just how far they had strayed from the wild and their love of the outdoors. They wanted to help others connect back to the wild and the natural world by way of food that comes from it.    Wildway specializes in granola, snack […]

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Carbon Neutral & Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products | EcoCart

The Best Carbon Neutral & Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products One area that people commonly overlook when trying to reduce their carbon footprint or make their home more eco-friendly is the products that they use to clean their home. Most people either never consider the environmental impact of their cleaners and assume that it’s perfectly safe to […]

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What are Zero Waste Products?

“Zero waste” is one of the most popular buzzwords currently circling the sustainability community. Everyone is selling zero waste products, and promoting their use. There are a number of people on social media with growing audiences of people following them in their “zero waste journey.” These eco-conscious folks have cut down on their waste so […]

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Yes, you still have a carbon footprint when you work from home

COVID-19 has radically altered what work looks like and has resulted in many people being forced to work from home. Many of these employees are also contemplating the fact that remote work may become the new norm for the foreseeable future. For the most part, the traditional work environment of large offices is not a […]

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What is the Tri-City Forest Carbon Offset Project?

Here at EcoCart, we’re all about reducing carbon emissions and providing people with tools to manage their own carbon footprint. But how exactly does adding a few cents to your order total—or using the EcoCart Chrome extension—make any impact on the environment? The Tri-City carbon offset project is part of the answer! EcoCart funds several […]

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Affordable, Sustainable Clothing & Brands | EcoCart

Affordable, Sustainable Clothing and Eco-Friendly Brands   For many people, clothing is a very challenging area of their life to practice sustainability. With the majority of affordable clothing being created very cheaply from non sustainable resources, it’s hard to find the perfect balance between price and sustainability. EcoCart allows you to buy clothes that may […]

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5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Everyone in your Life

This is your official reminder that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Don’t worry, you still have time to get the perfect gift for the people you love in your life! Even better, each of these amazing items can be purchased carbon neutral with the EcoCart browser extension; that means your love gets a […]

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Happy Birthday, EcoCart: What 1 Year Taught Me About Sustainability

EcoCart was  fortunate enough to celebrate a ton of milestones in 2020. Most recently, we officially celebrated EcoCart’s first birthday and one calendar year of helping merchants and shoppers alike collectively reduce 25 million lbs of CO2 from the atmosphere.  When my co-founder and I started EcoCart in 2019, I didn’t consider myself an expert […]

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How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

As many people are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and lead more eco friendly lives, it’s important to not overlook the role that your home plays in your overall carbon footprint. The average home consumes over 10,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month with over half of that being used for heating and cooling. […]

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Nuzest Sees Cart Conversion Soar 22% After Installing EcoCart

With a focus on “Nutrition for Life,” Nuzest designs a range of supplements and nutrition products that are plant-based and give customers the foundation they need for a truly healthy diet. Nuzest’s line of lean protein powders stand out from others due to the product’s probiotic ingredients that also offer digestive support. Trevor Bolland founded […]

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The Sustainable New Years Resolution You Won’t Quit

The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on how we want to grow and change, and look at what areas we can better ourselves in over the next 12 months. The new year is also a great opportunity to look back over the previous year and see what you did […]

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Eco-Friendly Products for the Home

One of the many challenges people face in their journey towards an eco-friendly lifestyle is finding quality cleaning products that will tackle the tough cleaning jobs they have, without harming the environment or exposing themselves to the toxic chemicals contained in many cleaning products. Grove Collaborative provides a thoughtful and quality solution to this issue. […]

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6 Carbon Footprint Contributors You Don’t Think About

Every day we are constantly inundated with news and opinions on what is causing the climate crisis our planet is facing, and what we need to do about it. Climate change is an increasingly concerning issue for everyone, but it’s often hard to see where people can make a change in their daily lives to […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Shopify Store More Sustainable in 2021

A new year is always a great time to assess where you are as a business, and set goals for areas that you want to improve in as an online store. One of the most important areas to focus on in 2021 is sustainable shopping. As a store in the crowded e-commerce landscape, it’s essential […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in 2021

As the year marches forward, people are beginning to think about the goals they want to achieve and the changes they want to implement in their life. As we see the continued decline of the environment, sustainability is high on many people’s lists of ways they want to improve their lifestyles. We all know how […]

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How to Find Eco-Friendly Online Stores

Online shopping is growing by leaps and bounds every year, increasing by almost 30% from last year’s growth. For many people, it’s the easiest and most affordable way to get the products they need without having to visit the store. However, if you’re like a growing number of online shoppers, you’re concerned about the impact […]

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How to be Sustainable on a Budget

Sustainability is on the forefront of many people’s minds these days, as we all strive to do our best to care for the planet. We’re all looking for ways that we can reduce the impact we have on the environment and start living a more eco friendly lifestyle. However, one of the challenges that many […]

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How Eco-Friendly Packaging Can Benefit Your Brand

As an e-commerce brand, one of the most important considerations is how you get your products to the people who buy them. The packaging you use needs to protect your products and ensure that they make it to the customer without damage. That packaging also needs to reflect your brand’s values and aesthetic so that […]

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How to Have an Eco Friendly Holiday Season

The holidays are a wonderful time, during which we can slow down, enjoy time with those we love, and participate in numerous traditions and activities. However, the holiday season is responsible for enormous amounts of packaging waste, the carbon costs of shipping presents all over the world, in addition to the impact of greatly increased […]

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Why Green E-commerce Matters

Running an online store in today’s online climate is a challenging prospect. The e-commerce space is incredibly crowded and very competitive, and it’s often difficult to stand out from everyone else to your customers. With so many options available, people tend to choose the most convenient option unless a brand is able to differentiate itself […]

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Sustainable Shopping

Eco Friendly Gifts for Him

Are you still looking for the perfect gifts for the guys in your life? This guide has all the options, from the outdoorsy guy to the one who just wants to be comfortable in his own home. Whatever your price range is, there’s an option for you. Also, when you use the EcoCart Chrome Extension […]

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Sustainable Gift Guide for the Makeup Lover in Your Life

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the makeup lover in your life, but feel overwhelmed by trying to be environmentally conscious at the same time? It’s not without reason! Over 2.7 billion plastic bottles end up in landfills every year, 120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics […]

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How Online Shopping Fits into Eco Living

As our society grows more and more aware of the negative effects that our consumerist  lifestyles are having on the environment, many people are seeking to make changes in their lives to help make a difference. We can no longer ignore the damage that is being done to our planet, and everyone needs to strive […]

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2020 Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes lots of opportunities to buy gifts for the important people in your life. It’s always difficult to find that perfect option in the midst of the busy holiday season, but here are a few ideas to get you started. Plus, when you use EcoCart at […]

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How to be Eco-Friendly During COVID-19

It’s safe to say that there isn’t much of a roadmap for how to do most things during a global pandemic, COVID-19 included. When everything is unprecedented, it’s challenging to know how to be eco-friendly during COVID-19. We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the use of single-use personal protective equipment, and an increase in the […]

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Sustainable Shopping

10 Stocking Stuffers With Carbon Neutral Shipping

Christmas is fast approaching (46 days away to be exact!) so it’s time to start thinking about gifts for friends and family! Don’t wait till the last minute and fill all those stockings with candy canes and gift cards, start shopping for those stocking stuffers now. Christmas can be a real challenge when it comes […]

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Online Carbon Footprint

We can all recognize the fact that our online shopping-obsessed culture is not healthy for the environment. Every year, we add more and more packaging, e-waste, and barely-used products to our landfills, and there is no end in sight. It’s easy to see the ways that in-store shopping affects the environment, but it’s often harder […]

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6 Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Dog Products

Here at EcoCart, we love our dogs almost as much as we love the Earth. But just like us humans, pets have their own “carbon pawprints” that are slowly but surely contributing to the climate change issue all beings on this planet are facing. Fortunately, as a pet parent, there’s something you can do about […]

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5 Best Sunscreens for Your Face

Ozone layer? Never heard of her.  Yes, climate change is a huge issue we need to combat every day. Yes, e-commerce contributes to said climate change. No, not all hope is lost. What if we told you that you could order all of these sunscreens, plus any other product from these stores, and have them […]

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For Businesses

KAIBAE Delivers Lost Crops™ to Customers (Without the Carbon Footprint)

KAIBAE is a company that is committed to delivering the highest quality, wild harvested or organic products to market – while doing their best to consider the planet and the impact they have. Co-founders Thomas Cole, Barbara Berger Maes, and Dr. Luc Maes believe in the interconnectedness of the world; they want to put good […]

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EcoCart Joins 500 Startups

EcoCart started with the simple idea that fighting climate change should be easy, accessible, and affordable—for everyone. As a continuation of that mission, we’re thrilled to announce that EcoCart has joined the latest 500 Startups cohort. 500 Startups seeks to uplift people and economies by investing in next generation startups on a mission for good. […]

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The Cool Down: Carbon Neutral E-Commerce with EcoCart

This interview is part of a larger article originally published on The Cool Down, a newsletter from Brendan O’Connell focused on climate tech and the people/companies working on building a sustainable future.  Carbon Neutral E-Commerce with EcoCart Founder Dane Baker 🎙️ What led you to start EcoCart? My partner and I were involved with a […]

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Easily Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Being a human in the 21st century means releasing environmentally harmful emissions into the air simply through your everyday activities. This happens when you shower, yawn, or charge your phone. Even if you try to live an environmentally conscious lifestyle, it can feel discouraging to think that your efforts are not helping the planet in […]

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The Hidden Carbon Footprint of the Internet

We often think of our carbon footprint as a direct consequence of an action we do or a product we use. Whether that action is driving a car, brushing our teeth, or burning tonight’s dinner. Almost everything we do produces carbon, it’s a fact of life most people consider during these activities. However, there is […]

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EcoCart: The Carbon Offset Plugin Shopify Stores Need | EcoCart

EcoCart is the Offset Plugin Shopify Stores Need—Here’s Why One of the many benefits of using Shopify as an e-commerce platform is the wide variety of apps available to merchants via the Shopify App Marketplace. Hundreds of thousands of stores rely on Shopify and this network of applications, some third-party and some from Shopify itself, […]

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Climate Change & The Environmental Impact of E-commerce | EcoCart

Climate Change and The Impact of E-commerce on the Environment Climate Change is a defining issue of our time. But what exactly does it refer to? When did it become an issue? How has the age of the internet and e-commerce impacted it? Climate Change The short answer is that climate change refers to a […]

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Offset Your E-Commerce Footprint, Strengthen Your Business

Convenience combined with changing shopping habits has e-commerce sales poised to double over the next decade, indicating a rise in opportunity for online businesses of all sizes.  However, this also means businesses will be faced with the difficulty of finding more ways to differentiate their brand as competition increases, and the e-commerce space grows increasingly […]

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For Businesses

Why Carbon Offsetting Matters

Sustainability and climate change are increasingly important to today’s consumers, so much so that brands can no longer afford to put off sustainability initiatives. According to Forbes, 87% of customers would buy a product with a social and environmental benefit if given the opportunity. Furthermore, 92% would be more likely to trust a company that […]

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COVID-19’s Impact on E-commerce and the Environment | EcoCart

How COVID-19 has Impacted E-commerce & the Environment Stuck at home, bored and online shopping? Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and mandatory stay-at-home orders affecting millions of Americans, online shopping trends have changed dramatically, with online orders and e-commerce skyrocketing.  With retail brick-and-mortar shuttered, many have turned to buying goods online that they […]

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For Businesses

5 Steps to Become a More Sustainable Business

In today’s world, businesses must balance organizational growth while also being environmentally friendly and sustainable. Consumers care about their impact and how their purchases contribute to climate change. They don’t condone pollution and the destruction of the natural environment and they want the brands they support to have these same values.  It’s important now, more […]

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What’s the Impact of the Coronavirus on Climate Change?

The novel coronavirus and outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented impact on the world economy. With unemployment skyrocketing, the stock market changing direction every day, and people losing their lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the grim reality of today’s world order.  But while the coronavirus is at the center of […]

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10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Everyday Carbon Footprint | EcoCart

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Everyday Carbon Footprint It’s the middle of the afternoon and your daughter’s second-grade class has just returned from the playground. Sarah’s teacher settles her and her adrenaline-filled classmates down by passing out worksheets to introduce them to their carbon footprint, which asks questions like: “How do you get to […]