7 Browser Extensions To Help You Shop More Sustainably

Find planet-saving alternatives, offset your carbon footprint, or plant trees while shopping online!πŸ› ☘️

There are many ways to shop more sustainably. For example, you can buy organic produce, clean beauty products, secondhand clothes or furniture, sustainable jewelry, and much more to help the planet. But what about online shopping? If you shop on Amazon, Etsy, Best Buy, or eBay, tools such as browser extensions can help you be more mindful of what you’re buying, how it’s made, and where it comes from.

Browser Extensions To Help You Shop More Sustainably
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Here’s a list of browser extensions that will help you make more sustainable and conscious choices by keeping you informed about the brand, showing you planet-friendly alternatives, and planting more trees while shopping online.

Best browser extensions that suggest planet-friendly alternatives when you shop online

1. EcoCart

About EcoCart
If you love to shop online but hate to see all those plastic bags piling up in the trash, EcoCart is here for you. Once you install the extension to your browser and search for products, you get a pop-up of β€œShop Sustainably” above the stores that have partnered with EcoCart. You can also make your orders carbon neutral and earn EcoPoints. The company does not sell your data; so you are 100% protected. In addition, the extension is free and works great with Chrome.

Why should you choose this extension?
🌱 Shop for products at the same price but without any carbon footprint.
🌱 Redeem EcoPoints as cash or as gift cards at your favorite stores. You can also use EcoPoints to plant trees or provide clean drinking water to families.

2. The Beagle Button

About The Beagle Button
This is one of our favorite browser extensions that allow users to find products and brands that are certified sustainable, from food to cosmetics and everything in between. It’s like a shopping list, but for sustainable products. Users can search for any item they want. Then, when they see something they like, they can click on it. This will bring up all relevant information about that product. The chrome extension also shows better alternatives from certified sustainable brands by third parties such as B Corp, Fair Trade, and much more from its directory.

Why should you choose this extension?
🌱 The browser extension saves you time by doing all the research for you.
🌱 You can filter products based on sustainability standards. The filters include products that are organic, plastic-free, vegan, cruelty-free, long-lasting, ethically made, low-carbon, reusable, and a lot more!

3. DoneGood

About DoneGood
The DoneGood extension uses data from the DoneGood database of sustainable brands and products to let you know which brands are doing good and which are not. Once installed, DoneGood will appear in your browser as a small badge next to any product listing on various retail sites like Google and Amazon. Clicking it will show you more detailed information about the company’s sustainability score, what they are doing well, and what they could do better.

Why should you choose this extension?
🌱 Get special discounts on every deal, from recommended sustainable brands with DoneGood.
🌱 You can also choose the cause and the issue you want to support when shopping for a product. For example, you can choose women-owned brands, brands promoting cruelty-free practices, etc.

Best browser extensions that plant trees when you shop online

4. TreeClicks

About TreeClicks
TreeClicks is one of the best free-to-download browser extensions to shop more sustainably online, which plants trees when you buy products online. Every time you make a purchase from one of the TreeClicks affiliates, they receive a fee for bringing you in as a customer. This fee is used to plant trees in various parts of the world. The company also has a mobile app so you can even shop on your phone and plant trees.

Why should you choose this extension?
🌱 The extension is not only limited to Chrome; you can easily use it on Firefox, Opera, Edge & Safari too.
🌱 You can plant trees while shopping from 50,000+ TreeClicks affiliates, including Amazon, eBay, and many more.

5. Refoorest

About Refoorest
Refoorest is another browser extension that plants trees when you shop online. The company has partnered with various online retail shops with good planet-friendly alternatives. They suggest these shops whenever you search for a product on your browser. When you complete an order with these partners, Refoorest receives a commission which is used to plant trees all around the world. The company has partnered with Eden Reforestation to plant trees. The NGO works with local farmers to plant trees in the areas where they’re most needed.

Why should you choose this extension?
🌱 You don’t need to switch your browser to plant trees. Just get the Refoorest extension!
🌱 The company is highly transparent; so you can easily see the region and species of the trees being planted.

Do you know Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees too? If not, then don’t forget to check out our article on How does Ecosia help to save the planet?

A browser extension that helps you identify sustainable products

6. Finch

About Finch
If you’re unsure about the sustainability standards of any product, Finch is one of the most helpful browser extensions to guide you in the right direction. The tool helps you to skip the greenwashing terms and actually see how sustainable the product is, with the help of its sustainability ratings. The seven factors below are taken into account before rating any product: impact on the climate, water footprint, human well-being footprint (includes certifications like toxins-free, fair trade, B-Corp, etc.), ecological footprint, waste generated, and raw waste materials used, and real consumer reviews.

Why should you choose this extension?
🌱 The tool is completely unbiased as they don’t earn commissions for rating any brand or product.
🌱 They do all the hard work for you and save you time. Furthermore, all their ratings are backed by real science and reviews from over 250 sources, which aren’t possible to get without good research.

A browser extension that suggests ways to offset your carbon footprint, when shopping online

7. Neutral

About Neutral
Neutral is a browser extension that calculates and suggests ways to offset your carbon footprint when you’re shopping online. It works by identifying the carbon impact of each product, based on its manufacturing process, transport, and delivery. The extension then suggests ways to reduce this impact by making conscious choices in your day-to-day life. You can easily track your emissions in the tool and complete simple tasks like saving electricity, taking public transport to work, and more to offset your carbon footprint.

Why should you choose this extension?
🌱 Your data is completely safe with this company as they do not sell it to third parties.
🌱 Their calculations are accurate as they source their data from the CarbonScopeData database, one of the largest and most comprehensive LCI databases in North America.

With a host of new tools and browser extensions now available, it’s never been easier for us to shop sustainably. Used in conjunction with one another, they become even more effective at helping you make smarter choices about what to buy online. Of course, they can’t solve every sustainability and brand transparency problem, but they’re a step in the right direction. Ultimately, the power is in our hands as consumers, making all the difference.

So, stay curious and shop sustainably! πŸ’š

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