Green Living

Sustainable Trends You Should Try

Explore the latest sustainable trends that are shaping our future.

As we prepare for a more sustainable future, new sustainable trends are emerging. Here are some sustainable trends you should consider! 

E-Bikes and E-Scooters 

E-bikes and e-scooters are becoming increasingly popular in various cities and towns. Plus, they are significantly more accessible and affordable than EVs. You can even receive tax incentives for purchasing an e-bike or e-scooter, which makes the affordable option even more affordable. If you have the FutureCard Visa Debit Card**, you can earn 5% cashback* for select e-bike/e-scooter purchases. Learn more about these benefits here. 


We have discussed the benefits of thrifting before, but thrifting is a trend we always encourage if you are in need of new clothes or accessories. Clothes manufacturing often consumes billions of gallons of water, which can be detrimental to geographic areas suffering from drought. On the flip side, thrift shops resell a multitude of goods like dishware and novelty items. You also get the added benefit of supporting small local businesses! 

Sustainable Grocery Delivery 

During the pandemic, grocery delivery services saw an unprecedented boom in popularity. Services like Instacart became staples in the pandemic due to their convenience and safety. There are delivery services dedicated to sustainability and reducing food waste such as Misfits Market and Imperfect Foods. We highlighted a number of great grocery delivery services here

Secondhand Electronics 

Big box retailers often sell pre-owned electronics for a lower price than new. Online retailers like Back Market are a great place to find deals on refurbished and renewed electronics from popular brands like Apple and Samsung. This is a good way to not only save money, but also combat e-waste, which plagues landfills across the globe. We have covered the problems of e-waste and what to do about it more extensively here. 

Alternative Meat 

The agricultural industry is responsible for a staggering 31% for the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and meat production is a major contributing factor. Beef in particular produces a problematic amount of methane, which is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to move away from animal meat and embrace more sustainable alternatives. Lab-grown meat and plant-based meat are predominant forms of alternative proteins that are more sustainable than animal meats. Brands like Impossible Foods are paving the way for alternative meats to become mainstream. 

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