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    25 Inexpensive And Environmentally-Friendly Products

    Going green doesn't mean spending a lot of money.

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    1. A collapsible silicone straw that folds up and fits into a small carrying case, so you can easily bring it wherever you go and always feel good about helping save those turtles.


    Get it from Target for $8.99 (originally $13.99; available in pink and grey).

    2. A Stasher reusable silicone bag that will not only help you reduce your plastic use (and feel good about doing your part for the environment), but also keep your produce fresh longer in the fridge or freezer.

    Bed, Bath & Beyond

    Plus, you can sous vide or marinate with these, and they're dishwasher- and microwave-safe!

    Promising review: "I would have never thought this was gonna be as cool as it is. I literally can store anything in it, and it won't open. Open and close it as many times as you need to, and it's like the first time every time. I'm able to put meat in there and put it in boiling water. Even better, you put it in the microwave. This is something that is so essential in your everyday life. They are constructed so well. So durable with a no-fail design totally easy for anyone to use for anything that you can imagine. Definitely a true winner." —Jeserae22

    Get it from Bed, Bath & Beyond for $11.99 (available in five colors).

    3. A Baggu reusable bag that folds up so small, so you can slip it in your bag and have it on hand when you get to the store.


    The bag holds the same as two to three plastic grocery bags and up to 50 lbs. Plus, you can machine wash it, as long as you hang-dry it.

    Get it from Baggu for $12 (available in 32 styles).

    4. A set of cotton produce bags to take to the grocery store with you so you can keep your produce fresh and stop using all those plastic bags.

    Sur La Table

    The bags are washable and can also go in the fridge or freezer.

    Promising review: "These are great. They're lightweight and breathable."—Becky M

    Get a set of five from Sur La Table for $13.

    5. A compost bin that's small and chic enough to keep on your counter so you can easily throw in your extra food scraps while you're cooking.

    Food 52

    Get it from Food 52 for $24 (available in blue and white).

    6. A French press designed to make you feel so fancy and down-right Parisian as you make coffee sans paper filter.


    Promising review: "Best cup of coffee I've ever had. Simple to use. It doesn't take up counter space. It's energy and time-efficient. I'll never go back to a drip coffee pot. Tip to save time in the early morning rush that does not affect taste: I put coffee grounds in my cup of water, place in microwave for three minutes while I do other morning tasks. Then I pour in press, press, and then serve my cup of coffee. I used to require creamers, flavors, sugar, etc... but now that I know what a perfect cup of black coffee tastes like, I don't want anything in my coffee." —Dawn

    Get it from Target for $12.99.

    7. A pack of beeswax food wraps that'll replace your need for plastic wrap all together. All you have to do is use the warmth of your hands to mold the wrap over a bowl, container, or food item, and as it cools, it will create a seal to protect it.

    Sur La Table

    Get a set of three from Sur La Table for $18+.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the beeswax food wrap here.

    8. A pack of dryer balls, because you've been frustrated with your lackluster dryer that really doesn't actually dry your clothes for too long. Stop yelling "You have ONE job" at it and add these to your loads to dry everything in a quarter of the time.


    Promising review: "Everybody should use these. They're environmentally friendly, keeps static and wrinkles away, and speed up drying time. They don't have a scent, but you can add essential oils if scented is preferred." —kat

    Get a pack of three from Target for $9.49.

    9. A reusable travel flatware set designed to fit together perfectly, so they're compact to store and easy to use. Just remember to tell take-out restaurants that they can skip giving you cutlery.


    The set includes a knife, fork, and spoon that are dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $12 (available in teal, light blue, and pink).

    10. A silicone stretch lid cover that fits over bowls, cups, glassware, jars, and even fruits and vegetables to keep freshness in and plastic wrap out.


    Plus, it keeps your food fresher for longer and is microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    11. Cloth napkins you can totally use every day because they're not just for special occasions. Or, if you think about it, using cloth napkins just makes every day a special occasion.


    Promising review: "I love these! No more paper napkins for this family! These look great, wash well, and the price for six is unbeatable! Thanks, Anthro!" — CampGirl

    Get a set of six from Anthropologie for $32 (available in two styles).

    12. A silicone baking mat that'll make baking a breeze and eliminate your need for oil, sprays, tin foil, or parchment paper.


    Promising review: "I've used it a couple of times, and it's easy to use and clean! It's a great way to reduce use of disposable tin foil, and it's a great price." — AnaliseM

    Get it from Target for $8.

    13. A reusable cover for your sweeper that you can just throw in the wash when you're done wet- or dry-mopping your floor.

    CitrusDesigns / Etsy

    Get it from CitrusDesigns on Etsy for $7.99 (available in 59 fabrics).

    14. A set of glass storage containers you'll feel so much better about microwaving food in. Plus, these may save you from the avalanche that is your Tupperware cabinet.


    Promising review: "We've been wanting to go glass instead of plastic containers. I just bought these, but they are a nice weight, and I like the different sizes. I really like the lids, they are the kind you snap on each side, not just push the lids on. After using them, I might buy individual ones that we use the most." —2blue daffodils

    Get an eight-piece set from Target for $29.99.

    15. Some Superfoods Swedish dishcloths that provide the equivalent of 17 paper towels rolls and then can be composted when you're done with them.


    Plus, they're dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "These dishcloths are amazing! They are an eco-friendly option to clean up your kitchen counters or wipe any spills as an alternative to paper towels (which aren’t eco-friendly and can be pricey). I definitely recommend these." —Huds

    Get a set of two from Anthropologie for $8.

    16. A popcorn popper you just fill with kernels, ~pop~ in the microwave, and end up with delicious popcorn in minutes.


    Promising review: "This works great. I am on a low-sodium diet, and now I can keep enjoying delicious popcorn fresh and hot and so fluffy. It only takes three minutes and works great. The price is perfect. Great deal. I am sold." — mroth

    Get it from Target for $6.49.

    17. A menstrual cup that will be the only product you'll use during your period every month. Say goodbye to monthly trips to the drug store to pick up tampons and pads!


    Promising review: "I used Diva Cups for close to a decade, but I found myself needing to replace my well-worn cups and quickly, so I purchased a Cora Cup in size 1. I'm 37 and have never had kids, and my pelvic floor muscles are pretty strong, but I found this cup so much easier to insert and so much more comfortable to wear. I don't even feel it at all. It doesn't irritate my urethra the way the Diva Cup sometimes would. The silicone on this one is so much softer! The only downside, for me, is that it doesn't hold as much, so I have to clean it out more often... but even that really is not a big deal most of the time. The stem is super long and I had to cut it all the way up to the end of the cup, but once I did that it was incredibly comfortable to wear all day. I will DEFINITELY keep using this cup and recommend it to anyone who is sensitive or newer to cups." —Keni

    Get it from Target for $29.99 (also available in a size 2).

    18. A set of food huggers designed to fit around your half-used fruit and veggies (or even cans) so you can stop using plastic wrap but still keep your food fresh until you use it all.


    Get a set of five from Anthropologie for $14.

    19. Some reusable face wipes that'll make taking off your makeup at night super easily. Plus, when you're done, just trow them in the wash, and you can use them again and again and again.

    MummyMarvellousMakes / Etsy

    Promising review: "These are great! It feels good to be reducing the amount of waste usually accumulated from disposable wipes. I use these on my face every day, and they work well. I love the cute design, and they are easy to wash and re-use. Thank you so much!" —Jana Maccarrone

    Get them from MummyMarvellousMakes on Etsy for $7.42+ (available in six quantities, two fabric styles, and in 32 fabrics).

    20. A set of snack bags designed to look so good that everyone will be asking where you got them from so they can get their own. You'll turn into the trendsetter you've always wanted to be. 😎


    Get a set of two from Target for $8.99.

    21. A set of silicone baking cups you simply put in the dishwasher after you take them off your delicious muffins or cupcakes and use them again the next time the baking bug hits.

    Sur La Table

    Get a set of 12 from Sur La Table for $12.50.

    22. Some compostable poop bags because your furry friend can also do their part to help the environment!


    Promising review: "This is a great product. The bags are easy to break off and open up for use. Plus, they're sturdy! I recommend them." —Jodipter

    Get them from Target for $5.99 (for 120 bags).

    23. Bamboo dinner plates made to be shatter-resistant so you don't have to worry if they accidentally end up on the floor.

    World Market

    It comes as a set of four. Plus, they're safe to put on the top rack of the dishwasher.

    Promising review: "I have been looking for neutral, classy plates for my kids. We've been using them for a month now and they've held up well to two toddlers and the dishwasher. I definitely recommend!" — Anita

    Get a set of four from World Market for $14.99 (available in pink and cream).

    24. Some re-wear dry wash spray for any of your clothes that you've worn for a bit but aren't really dirty enough to wash. Just spray this on, and they'll feel and smell fresh, meaning you get to do laundry less often.

    Love Home and Planet / Via

    It will also help extend the life of your clothes.

    Promising review: "A lot of my work clothes are dry clean only or gentle wash. I wash them after every two to three wears to prolong the life of them. I used this for the first time this morning on a dress that was a little wrinkled and needed "refreshing", hung it on a hanger, waited 15 minutes as directed and my dress looks like I just picked it up from dry cleaning. Only thing I would do differently is probably spot test each garment to make sure it's safe for my clothes, especially the dry clean only items. It's perfect for those mornings when I don't have time to whip out the steamer. It smells amazing too! If anyone at the company is reading this, PLEASE make a travel size." — Lovemissliss

    Get it from Target for $6.99.

    25. A sponge made out of 100 percent plant-based materials so it absorbs and wipes better than regular sponges.


    Plus, you can put it in the dishwasher to it will clean longer!

    Promising review: "These are a great value! I love that they are environmentally friendly. They last long, and I even put them in the dishwasher to clean when they are not quite ready to toss. I would recommend." — Sprklindiamond

    Get a pack of six from Target for $5.69.

    Now always remember your four R's:

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