9 Reusable Products to Replace Common Household Goods
Lower your carbon footprint by diminishing the amount of waste you produce. These reusable products get you closer to zero-waste living!
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Organic Reusable Beeswax Wrap
Swap the plastic cling wrap for reusable wraps made from cotton and beeswax. These Beeswax wraps use 100% organic, biodegradable ingredients—no harmful chemicals included. You’ll protect your health and reduce waste.
Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bags
These eco-friendly reusable bags are leak-proof and feature airtight seals to keep food fresh and safe. They’re a wonderful alternative to the waste of disposable plastic zip-top bags. Plus, reusable silicone bags are microwavable and dishwasher- and refrigerator-safe. Psst! You can also get reusable baby food pouches.
Stainless Steel Straws
Straws are undoubtedly a luxury, and by no means a necessity. Swap out harmful plastic straws for stainless steel straws, which won’t become soggy like some other eco-friendly alternatives on the market. These reusable straws are heavy-metal-free and 100% food=contact-safe. They can even keep your drinks cold for a longer time!
Natural Pot Scrubbers
Sponges are one of the germiest items in the kitchen—they also need to be replaced often. Avoid the waste of throw-away sponges by switching to these reusable scrubbers made from cotton and non-toxic hardener.
Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Fill up a reusable water bottle before you leave the house for the day, then refill it later at water fountains, soda fountains in restaurants or the water filter at your office. This Yeti insulated tumbler saves money and leaves fewer disposable plastic water bottles in circulation, which protects the environment. Bonus: Drinks stay cold, or hot, for hours.
Rechargeable Crank Flashlight
Keep batteries out of landfills by switching to a rechargeable flashlight. It’s powered by a hand crank, and one minute of cranking produces eight minutes of lighting. It’s also solar-powered, which let’s you avoid plug-in charging.
Reusable Shopping Bags
Plastic shopping bags from the grocery store are so wasteful that they’re banned in some places. Dumped into oceans, fish and other marine life often mistake the bags for prey. The plastic clogs their stomach or digestive tracts, leading to malnutrition and starvation. Avoid harming the planet by choosing a reusable shopping bag to carry groceries (and make sure to keep it clean!).
Reusable Compost Bags
If you’ve started composting, you’re already living a life of less waste. Take your green game to the next level by investing in these reusable compost bags made from a quality outdoor fabric designed to withstand the harsh conditions of inclement weather and changing seasons. The fabric mesh is breathable, which ensures no vinegar or rotten egg smell.
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