About – Future Proof

There’s a lot of stuff out there, and we’re here to help you make sense of it all.

We get it. Everyone wants to be more eco-friendly, but it’s not exactly easy. There’s not a lot out there to help you make an informed decision, and besides, you’ve got plenty of other stuff to think about. That’s where we come in.

Future Proof helps you by reviewing products and recommending only the best, most eco-friendly ones out there. We rate things just like other review sites do—we look at price, quality, ease-of-use, etc.—but we also consider how it impacts the environment, mostly by estimating how much carbon pollution it’ll produce over its lifetime.

We want you to love your stuff, because if you do, you’ll keep it longer—it’s one of the best ways to trim your footprint. We’re not going to recommend something that sucks just because it has a low carbon footprint. Chances are you’ll toss it and buy something else. That doesn’t help anyone.

Why focus on products? The stuff we buy makes up 10–15% of our carbon footprints. If we can lower that number, it’ll help us do our part to fight climate change. Plus, it’s a relatively easy way to start. Not all of us have rooftops for solar power or parking spaces to charge electric vehicles—or the money to buy them. But we buy other stuff. And that’s where we can make a difference. 

We’ll do the research and testing, and we’ll give you a few options. And if you decide you’re happy with the stuff you already own, even better. But if you are looking for something new, we’re here to help you make your decision.

—Tim and the Future Proof team

Our Ethics

Our picks are not influenced by our affiliate relationships. When we make a recommendation, it’s based on our own experience and research. When we link to a retailer or third-party, we do receive a commission. But it’s not paid by the company that made the product.

More important, we want you to trust us and our work. Think of it this way: If we were to pick an item based on the commission we earn, it might be a terrible product that gets quickly discarded or returned. If you return the product, we don’t get a commission. And if you discard it, we’d lose your trust. In either case, we would not only be doing you a disservice, we would be undermining our mission to help you lower your carbon footprint.

We want you to love your stuff so much that you buy less, not more. And when you do need something new, we hope you trust us enough to come back.