At the HBC we love working with brands, and we are always on the lookout for new exciting brands.

During our research to find the hottest trends and coolest products, we come across up-and-coming brands and products we love that we just have to share with you!

Let’s take a look at what’s trending in the HBC Recommended Edit this week, where we spotlight four amazing products that can help you reduce your need for single-use plastics and paper materials encountered in our daily lives.

As you may have read recently, we are big advocates of the zero-waste lifestyle.

Put very simply, a healthier earth is essential for a healthier self. Switching to reusable products is also a big concern of influencers: take Zanna Van Dijk latest posts about reducing plastics consumption and supporting our planet.

Single use plastic is a big and growing, problem for our planet. Made as a byproduct of the oil industry, plastic does not biodegrade. Even plastics marketed as biodegradable must be placed under the right conditions to do so. Often plastics break down into smaller and smaller particles that eventually find their way into everything including oceans and our food chain.

KeepCup – Long Play Coffee Cup

In 2009, KeepCup created the World’s first barista standard reusable cup, designed to eradicate the need and use for disposable cups. The LongPlay model adds a removable tritan booster to the glass cup to create a twin-walled vessel. The booster increases durability and protects touch – which can be an issue with most reusable cups.

Perfect for the ones who love to party all night, and sip long coffees in the morning, LongPlay will keep drinks cold longer and prevent condensation.

Buy it online or in most health stores worldwide

Content Beauty – Content Zero Wasted Kit

The Content Zero Wasted Kit is a curated selection of reusable, refillable and recyclable everyday items which make it easy for you to join the zero waste movement and reduce your daily single use items. To get you started Content Beauty have made it easier to avoid single use items – just bundle this kit full of all the essentials into your bag.

Perfect for busy City people constantly on the go and need to refuel quick, it’s not always easy to avoid the single-use cups, boxes, utensils & packaging that comes with a speedy lunch or quick coffee.

Worldwide delivery online

Konjac Sponge – Charcoal Bamboo Sponge

Konjac is grown on the fertile volcanic hills of Jeju Island in South Korea. A UNESCO world heritage protected site, Jeju Island is renowned as a pristine area of outstanding beauty, reputed to have some of the purest water in the world. The Konjac plant, has minimal impact on our planet’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant.

Perfect for sensitive skin beauty bloggers, the pure Konjac Sponges are the ultimate in natural skin care. Not only are they 100% natural, but these cleansing sponges contain no colouring and no additives.

Buy online, in UK Boots and Planet Organic, and Wholefoods Worldwide.

S’well Bottle – S’well Pop Collection

Shining from the cap through the body, this fun collection is the perfect fix to the end of Summer. Swell is proud to support American Forests restoration efforts, in the U.S. and around the world. Together they have planted more than half a million trees since 2013.

Perfect for the gym bunny who loves their water chilled.

Find it at Wholefoods and Planet Organic, as well as online.