The Rise of the Eco Buggies
It’s no secret that babies require a lot of stuff and with the environmental toll of just one child being an enormous 58.6 tonnes of carbon each year, and the rising trend for more ethical products, it’s no wonder the baby and child market is shifting towards sustainably.
One area to be a little slower off the mark has been the world of prams, pushchairs and buggies. Yet with their large plastic frames and limited life span (the average child uses a pushchair for 2 years 9 months), many of them end up in landfill, further contributing to our child’s carbon footprint and climate change.
However while many brands have been dragging their heals, there a few trailer blazers proving that we don’t need to sacrifice ethics for quality.
If you’re on the hunt for that perfect baby transporter, why not chose the best for your baby and the planet with one of top 3 eco buggies.
GREENTOM 3 in 1 Stroller from £536.36
Proudly proclaiming to be not only the first but the greenest stroller on the planet, everything about the Greentom 3 in 1 Stroller is eco-friendly; from a frame constructed entirely of recycled plastic to fabrics made from recycled drinking bottles. 99.5-percent recycled materials , the only things that haven’t been recycled are the ball bearings in the wheels!
What’s more it looks pretty damn good too. Available in an array of colours from pastel pink to yellow and classic black, you even get a choice of 3 frame colours, white, black and grey. And just in case you need further green credentials; it can be recycled and reused once your child outgrows it.
There’s no green washing here, if you want a pushchair that really is green its go to be the Greentom Stroller!
BUMBLERIDE Speed £469
If you’re looking for an all terrain runner that will love the earth as much as you do, take a look at the Bumbleride Speed.
Designed to run, jog or walk, the Bumbleride is the love product of outdoor loving Californians, Matt and Emily Reichardt, who following the birth of their first child wanted a stroller that loved an active lifestyle as much as they did.
Using non-toxic, 100% recycled materials constructed from post-consumer water bottles, Bumbleride only uses suppliers that are innovating to save energy, conserve water and reduce pollution in landfills. A
The Bumbleride innovative stroller ideal for nature loving adventures.
JOOLZ Hub from £569
Premium pushchair brand Joolz has just unveiled their first line of buggies using sustainable fabrics.
One of the first ‘big pushchair’ brands to shift towards a more sustainable way of thinking, their new colour ‘Classic Blue’ is made with used plastic bottles, recycled from land and sea. They also have 2 other new colours ‘Marvellous Green’, ‘Gorgeous Grey’. The 100% high twisted filament yarns with a high number of fibres, increasing the breathability of the fabric, to provide a more comfortable feel for your baby.
Kind to the planet, the new ‘Classic Blue’ fabric is quite simply common-sense. Let’s just hope more big brands follow suit.