10 ethical and eco-friendly companies to watch in 2020

Feb 18, 2020

At Honest Mobile, being an ethical business and doing our bit to help protect our planet is really important to us, and we know it’s important to our customers too. 

So, we’ve taken a look at some inspiring companies for you to look out for who are doing some really cool stuff – while also doing their bit for the planet! 🌍

From toilet paper to eating crickets (yes, you heard that right), take a look below to find out a bit more about them and why we think they are companies to look out for this year!

1. Pip & Nut

What’s better than peanut butter? Peanut butter that’s not damaging our planet!

Pip & Nut is a small but growing company who produce peanut butter with a whole range of different almond and butter flavours. What sets them apart is that every single one of their recipes and products are completely palm oil-free. 

Palm oil’s production is said to be responsible for mass deforestation in recent years. By creating peanut butter free of these oils, Pip & Nuts products let you enjoy a high-protein butter without contributing to the destruction of nature. Sounds good to us!👌


2. Stasher

Are you a foodie that has a whole drawer for your tupperwear collection? 

Well then you’re going to want to check out Stasher who produce reusable silicone bags that are better for you and the planet.

These silicone bags are reusable, non-toxic, microwave safe, oven strong and can be washed in the dishwasher (what’s not to like?). As a fellow member of 1% for the Planet and a Certified B Corp, Stasher takes pride in accountability and these silicone bags have prevented millions of single-use plastics from piling up in landfills and polluting our oceans. 

We love everything that they’re about and love their ethical commitments! 


3. Safe and the City

Safe and the City are an organisation doing incredible work in helping making our cities a safer place to be. They have created an app similar to google maps and Citymapper but, instead of showing you the fastest route to your destination it will show you the safest, taking into account the crime data, street lighting and how many shops will still be open at the time of travel.

The App lets you navigate to your destination safely alerting you on current or previous events within the area. Share your experience off the path you’ve taken, with heads up for other users who take the same route. 


4. Crické

Cricke is a nutritional snack company whose speciality is cricket crackers. I know what you’re thinking, insects?! Yes insects, or specifically crickets, but these have been scientifically proven to:

be the highest quality protein out there (even higher than beef) 

have more iron than spinach 

and have more omega 3 than salmon 

Eww but they must taste weird we hear you say… not at all, cricket has a similar taste to nuts and even more importantly they’re great for the environment. Crickets produce only 1% of the greenhouse gases that cows produce, and also require significantly less land.

So, basically, you’re saving the planet by eating crickets!


5. Pavegen

Who knew pavements could be exciting? Well, tech company Pavegen have created interactive pavements that encourage citizen interaction by converting footsteps into energy, data and rewards. 💡

Why walk on concrete when you can produce power on a Pavegen pavement with every step taken on a walkway generating 2 to 4 joules of off grid electricity? 

These pavements have now been set up in multiple countries from the USA, UAE, China and even the UK. Yes the UK, London to be specific. You can head down to Bird Street, right next to Bond Street Station to step on a Pavegen walkway and produce some joules! ⚡



Why throw food away, when you can share or even give? Olio is an app which brings people, businesses and neighbours together, so that food can be shared instead of thrown.

We don’t always eat all our food, let’s face it we can be picky, but this has meant that 33-50% of all food produced globally is never eaten, and the value of this wasted food is worth over $1 trillion. 

Through their app, OLIO has saved 2.9 million portions of food already, which is equivalent to 8.5 million car miles saved! (Not bad eh). Join OLIO on their mission to stop food wastage by downloading the app, it’s free and you won’t have to fill your bin with food!


7. Impossible Foods Inc.

Do you want to be a vegetarian but just love cheeseburgers too much? Then you need to check out Impossible Foods Inc.

With Impossible Foods you can enjoy a vegetarian burger and your taste buds won’t know the difference from a normal meaty cheeseburger. 🤤

The food source that they use not only tastes like beef, but does an average of 90% less damage to our planet! So why not start your vegetarian journey with an Impossible burger.


8. CanO Water

CanO Water is a London based startup that was created in response to the damaging impact that plastic bottles have on the environment, after a trip to a remote island opened the eyes of its founders.

With approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic ending up in the ocean each year, CanO Water is an infinitely recyclable alternative to plastic bottles. Not only is it better for the planet but there are also fewer health hazards involved with drinking water from an aluminium can than from a plastic water bottle.

It’s main USP is the resealable feature of the can and one can be purchased for just 99p. So keep an eye out next time you’re doing your weekly shop.


9. Who Gives a Crap

Who knew you could do your bit for the planet whilst going to the toilet? 

Who Gives a Crap produce 100% recycled toilet paper (and now other products too) that all began when its founders learnt that 2.3 billion people across the world don’t have access to a toilet. That’s roughly 40% of the global population!

Who gives a crap are on a mission to try and change this and donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.

To date they have donated nearly £1.5m to charity and saved a heck of a lot of trees, water and energy. Not bad for a toilet paper company, eh?


10. Delphis Eco

Delphis Eco is the #1 eco-friendly cleaning product on the market, with each part being recyclable and the product itself being made from recycled plastic. Not only is it eco-friendly but also friendly to humans.

The Delphis product is free of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and other nasties that harm human health, and  importantly none of the ingredients within the product were tested on animals.

This is a great company making it easier for us to make small changes in our daily lives that can have a positive impact on us and the planet.

 We really love each one of these companies and the creative ways they are doing their bit for our planet. 

Like we said, that’s what we’re all about too because it’s simply so important. Take a look at some of the ways that we’re both ethical and eco-friendly here and if you’ve got any ideas on how we can do better, we’d love to hear them.