The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals — and How to Shop Them Sustainably Right Now

Amazon Prime Day 2024 is here! Score today's top Prime Day deals on eco-friendly, sustainably made products.

By

Jul. 16 2024, Updated 1:12 p.m. ET

Amazon box on wood floor
Source: iStock

Transparency Matters: If you click on any links on this page, Green Matters may earn a commission (at no additional cost to you). Each item is hand-selected by editors with the planet — and people – in mind. All prices listed are accurate as of the time of publishing. Learn more about our affiliate policy.

Amazon Prime Day 2024 is finally upon us, and day one of this hotly anticipated 48-hour savings event is packed with the best deals of the year on tech, beauty, kitchen appliances, and more. And the savings start now! Leave it to us to find the most sustainable scores among Amazon's juicy Prime Day deals. Below, we've rounded up our favorite eco-friendly products on sale for Prime Day — and keep scrolling to see the myriad ways in which you can shop on Amazon sustainably.

Article continues below advertisement

Oura Ring Gen3 Horizon

We're predicting it: the futuristic Oura Ring Gen3 is going to be one of Prime Day's breakout hits. This lightweight titanium ring lets you have all your key health data wrapped around your finger. It syncs with more than 40 apps including Apple Health and Google Health to precisely track more than 20 biometrics including your heart rate, sleep quality, temperature, blood oxygen levels,and more.

The company first sends you a ring sizing kit so you can be sure your Oura Ring will fit perfectly. It lasts up to a week on a charge.

$282 (was $349) at Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Stick HD

Amazon's proprietary tech products are always Prime Day's biggest hits, and the Amazon Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) is a Prime Day 2024 superstar already — and it's 55 percent off today. The HD Fire Stick is designed to be energy-efficient, with low-power components and optimized software that reduces energy consumption during operation. It also includes an energy-efficient power adapter and uses low-power modes when not in active use.

The Fire TV Stick also includes features like voice control with Alexa and supports HDR10+ for an enhanced viewing experience​. It also has almost 400,000 positive reviews, so if you're not yet on board with the Fire Stick, today's the day to try it.

$18 (was $40) at Amazon
Article continues below advertisement

More sustainable Prime Day tech deals:

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5300 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

Make this the summer you step up your dental hygiene game with the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100, which is 45 percent for Prime Day.

This best-selling electric toothbrush has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to two weeks on a full charge. It also gives replacement reminders, so you know exactly when to replace the brush head and won't be constantly tossing disposable manual toothbrushes. This Sonicare model features smart technology, too, to get the most out of your brushing style — remove plaque and achieve sparkling chompers while going gently on your gums.

"I feel like I've been to the dentist office for a cleaning every time I use this brush," one reviewer wrote.

$60 (was $110) at Amazon
Article continues below advertisement

PURA D'OR Organic Vitamin E Oil

Amazon Prime Day is the time to stock up your vanity with all of the beauty deals, including the best-selling PURA D'OR Vitamin E Oil, a USDA organic, vegan, and cruelty-free blend of seven soothing, healing oils — argan, jojoba, rosehip seed, apricot, sweet almond, avocado, and sunflower oils — that nourish, hydrate, and protect your skin, helping to reduce signs of aging, scars, and discoloration.

Keep this cure-all on hand for almost 50 percent off right now.

Here's our favorite review: "I had major surgery about a month ago and I’m finally cleared to start using products on my scars. I’ve massaged this in once per day and started noticing a difference almost immediately. I’ve only been using it for a few days, but the redness is disappearing so fast and the incisions are healing beautifully. It smells lovely and I love how big the bottle is. Lots of bang for your buck!"

$10.50 (was $15) at Amazon

More sustainable Prime Day beauty deals:

Article continues below advertisement

Blink Outdoor 4 Wireless Smart Security Camera - 5-camera system

Now's the time to score the Blink Outdoor 4, a five-camera system that's one of Amazon's top-selling wireless smart security cameras, for 60 percent off.

The tiny wonder is energy-efficient, weather-resistant, and offers flexible cloud and local storage options. Enhanced motion detection and person detection features reduce unnecessary recordings, saving energy and storage space​. Expect its battery to last up to two years.

"They have good picture quality and are very reliable," a five-star reviewer wrote. "Can view on phone or iPad or laptop even when you are not at home."

$160 (was $400) at Amazon

HMCITY Entryway Solar-Powered LED Lights, 2-Pack

HMCITY Solar Lights are an energy-efficient solution for illuminating your home's porch or entryway. They use 120 solar-powered LED lights activated by motion detection to let you know if someone's at your door. And they'll function at their best in any kind of weather: they're waterproof, heat-proof, and corrosion-resistant. Plus, they're designed for easy wireless installation.

You're going to have to act fast to score this Prime Dat deal, as there's a limited supply — and they're a whopping 45 percent off.

$17 (was $30) at Amazon
Article continues below advertisement

Shark NV352 Navigator Lift Away Upright Vacuum

It's hard to find a fully sustainable vacuum, but the Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352 vacuum — 50 percent off for Prime Day — comes close with its reusable, washable dust cup that eliminates the need for disposable vacuum bags. It also includes a HEPA filter and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology, which improve indoor air quality by trapping 99.9 percent of dust and allergens. One drawback: it's not wireless.

However, this machine is built to last, and its reliability and longer lifespan reduce the need for frequent replacements​.

"Shocked at how incredible this vacuum is," wrote a happy shopper. "We have gone through three cordless vacuums (big name brand and off name brand) in the past few years and I was just so sick and tired of them not performing. Finally I just decided to order this Shark Vacuum...The power this thing has is unmatched. I vacuum almost every day but when I tell you the dirt and dust this baby picked up off our carpet (stairs included) I was disgusted but also excited that this vacuum exceeded my expectations."

$100 (was $200) at Amazon

More sustainable Prime Day home deals:

Article continues below advertisement

When is Amazon Prime Day 2024?

Amazon Prime Day is happening on July 16 and 17 this year, end a minute before midnight tomorrow. The deals will constantly be in flux — some deals will expire or sell out and new deals will launch all throughout the 48-hour event, so it's important to check back regularly.

What are Amazon's sustainable initiatives?

When you think of Earth-friendly companies, Amazon is probably not the first name that comes to mind, and that's understandable. A company this massive is responsible for its fair share of carbon emissions, resource consumption, packaging waste, and even questionable labor practices, so we're not sugar-coating it.

But if there's something you need to buy, it's understandable that you'd want to take advantage of the reduced prices of Amazon Prime Day. Here's a look at a few of Amazon's sustainability commitments:

Article continues below advertisement
  • The Climate Pledge: Amazon is among hundreds of companies to sign this pledge, which is a commitment net-zero carbon emissions (meaning removing as many carbon emissions as they generate) by the year 2040. They've also invested $2 billion in other companies trying to establish sustainable practices.
  • Right Now Climate Fund: Amazon spent $100 million so far to support reforestation and conservation projects around the world. These projects aim to restore ecosystems and offset carbon emissions​.
  • Renewable energy: As the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world, Amazon plans to power all operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. They already have over 90 renewable energy projects, including wind and solar farms​.
  • Sustainable packaging: Amazon's reduced packaging weight by 33 percent since 2015, eliminating more than 880,000 tons of packaging materials. Initiatives like Frustration-Free Packaging ensure that products are shipped in recyclable and minimal packaging​.
  • Sustainable delivery: Amazon is starting to use electric delivery vans, and they hope to have 100,000 electric delivery vehicles on the road by 2030. In 2021, over 100 million packages were delivered using zero-emission vehicles​.

How do I shop Amazon Prime Day deals sustainably?

We're all very aware of Amazon's vast inventory and competitive everyday prices, but how much do you know about the opportunities to shop sustainably on Amazon? There are plenty. So if you feel overwhelmed by the mass consumerism of Prime Day but want to score some incredible deals responsibly, here's what we suggest:

Article continues below advertisement
  • Identify Climate Pledge-Friendly products: Use the Climate Pledge Friendly filter to browse products that meet certain environmental standards. They'll be marked with a Climate Pledge Friendly label, which includes over 30 sustainability certifications such as Fair Trade, Energy Star, and Cradle to Cradle Certified.
  • Use frustration-free packaging: This initiative aims to reduce waste by shipping products in minimal, recyclable packaging. Just look for Frustration-Free Packaging in the product description.
  • Choose eco-friendly and sustainable products: Search for organic, vegan, biodegradable, reusable, and recyclable products as well as items made with renewable or recycled content and free of toxins.
  • Choose Amazon Renewed products: Purchase pre-owned and refurbished products that have been tested and certified to work and look like new (but don't expect Prime Day deals on these).
  • Use Amazon Day Delivery: Prime members in the U.S. can use a delivery option called Amazon Day, which lets you choose the day you want your packages delivered. Opt to have multiple deliveries shipped together in one box and you'll lower carbon emissions and reduce packaging waste. Amazon is even starting to ship some products with less packaging.
  • Shop local: Whenever possible, opt for products shipped from local sellers to sidestep long-distance shipping.
  • Choose energy-efficient electronics: Search for electronics that are ENERGY STAR certified, which means they meet energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Look into the Amazon Second Chance program: This program offers ways to recycle, trade in, or return used items.

Do I need to be an Amazon Prime Member to shop Prime Day deals?

The short answer is yes, Prime Day deals are exclusive to Amazon Prime members. Not yet a member? Not a problem. It's easy to sign up here for a 30-day free trial right now.

This article, originally published on July 5, 2024, has been updated.

Advertisement
More from Green Matters

Latest Low-Impact Living News and Updates

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 Green Matters. Green Matters is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.