10 Reusable Versions of Things You Use Every Day
These are the best picks to buy if you’re trying to reduce waste.
Skip the plastic cutlery in your office cafeteria and invest in this stainless steel dinnerware set. Rustproof and lightweight, it comes with a carrying case you can get in several different colors so you can store it in your bag and go. With eight pieces, it’s the perfect set for dining with a friend. By the way, this is why you need to keep caps on plastic bottles when you recycle them.
Loathe baking the perfect cupcake only to have to pull away a greasy, paper baking cup while eating it? Say hello to your new best friends. These colorful, silicone baking cups can go in the oven for baking up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and can also withstand the freezer and microwave. They’re also non-stick, so you’ll never worry about a baking mess (or paper waste) again! Use them to bake up these indulgent cupcake recipes.
You know to bring reusable grocery bags when you go food shopping, right? Well, don’t forget your produce bags as well. These bags are washable, durable and perfect to use again and again when picking up fruits and veggies from the produce section. They also come in different colors. Do you know how often you should be cleaning your reusable shopping bags?
Stop spending money on paper mop pads. These reusable mop pads are made of microfiber which will help catch any dirt and dust while preserving your hardwood floors. It fits most mop heads, absorbs liquid and saves costs less than non-reusable alternatives. What more could you want?
No more struggling to get sticky plastic wrap out of the box. These food wraps are made from beeswax and can last up to a year. The set comes with three pieces of wrap in small, medium and large featuring a little honeycomb print so you remember the bees who helped make it. While you’re at it, check out what happened when one of our editors went plastic-free in the kitchen for a week.
Everyone loves a hot cup of coffee, but the burns that come with it? Not so much. Toss one of these reusable coffee sleeves in your bag and use them next time you go to your favorite shop. Saving waste and your fingertips one step at a time. Be sure to follow these 5 tips for the best homemade coffee you’ve ever had.
These charming little food ties can replace the plastic tags on food bags or ties used to hold wires together. They’re made of silicone which means they’re dishwasher safe and easy to use––no more fumbling!
The uses for these reusable sandwich bags are endless. Use them to store sandwiches, freeze fruit to snack on later or store travel accessories. They’re airtight and can be washed by hand. Best of all, they cut back on plastic bag use. Wondering if you can wash and reuse sandwich bags? Find out here.
Never worry again about running out of makeup removing wipes. These cotton pads are made of bamboo and contain all the softness and fluff of your run-of-the-mill cotton pad. Only these can be thrown in the wash and used over and over again.
Reusable straws are having a moment: using metal ones can help keep unnecessary waste out of the ocean. This set gives variety with a selection of metal tints (including rainbow) and offering angled and straight straws for all your drinking needs. Bonus: it comes with a scrub brush for cleaning the narrow tube and buying reusable straws. Here are 10 more easy ways you can go green in the kitchen.
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