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    25 Sustainable Products You Can Easily Incorporate Into Your Life

    If you're not quite sure where to start, these simple switches will make it a bit easier to go green.

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    1. A Stasher reusable silicone bag with so many uses, you'll wonder how you ever survived with just regular plastic bags before. Need to steam vegetables? Check! Freeze fruit for smoothies? Double check! Pack a lunch? Triple check!

    Hand holding the blue silicone bag with broccoli in it being put into the microwave

    Plus, they're dishwasher- and microwave-safe!

    Promising review: "Well, these are amazing. I didn't expect them to be. I'm trying to replace disposable items in my home with more sustainable/eco-responsible items. I ordered these just to try. I did not expect to love them as much as I do. They are thick and sturdy. The top is easy to close, and it stays closed. Cleaning is a breeze because the opening is big enough to get your scrubber in there and really get it clean. A+++" —Grasshopper

    Get one from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six sizes and in 13 colors).

    2. Laundry detergent made to be nontoxic and biodegradable yet will still work hard to clean your clothes and leave them smelling fresh. Plus, it comes in a container that's compostable and recyclable.

    Cardboard container that says "PUR Home Laundry Detergent" on it
    PUR Home

    Pur Home is a Black woman-owned company focused on environmentally-friendly cleaning and home products. This laundry detergent is scented with essential oils and is safe for families, pets, and the earth.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I'm thrilled to have found a laundry detergent that smells great, cleans my clothes beautifully (even sweaty workout clothes and dirty gardening clothes!), is easy on my rash-prone skin (it causes none), and is nontoxic and eco-friendly. I couldn't be happier with this product! —PUR Home Customer

    Get it from PUR Home for $16.95 (available in six scents).

    3. A reusable bag that folds up small to fit in a purse or bag so you can easily pull it out and use it instead of taking a plastic bag from the store.


    Promising review: "I keep this bag in my purse, so I am ready at all times to use this instead of getting a store plastic bag. I love that it is washable. Get one to reduce plastic bags in our environment! I highly recommend it!!" —Sharon Heiligman

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in 43 colors, patterns, and varities).

    4. An Intimina menstrual cup that will be the only product you'll use during your period every month. Say goodbye to monthly trips to the store to pick up tampons and pads! (You and the environment will be so happy about that.)

    The menstrual cup in pink with a loop on the bottom and ridges open and one next to it closed, showing how small it can get when not in use.
    Intimina / Via

    The cup is made of medical-grade silicone and has a leak-proof double rim, air holes, and a loop on the bottom for easy removal. It can be used for up to 12 hours and does fold flat and fit into a protective case (that is included).

    Promising review: "I've been using my Lily Cup One for over a year now and am absolutely obsessed! I tell almost everyone who asks me for a tampon or pad about how much I LOVE this cup — I will never go back to tampons! I tried another cup before this one and it never worked or fit right, but this one is perfect! I'm back to buy a second cup after I accidentally left mine boiling for too long and may have melted it a bit. Whoops! Just remember to always monitor your cup while cleaning it and don't get caught up in an episode of SVU!" —AmandaMZ

    Get it from Intimina for $21.21 (originally $24.95).

    5. A set of silicone stretch lid covers that fit over bowls, cups, glassware, jars, and even fruits and vegetables to keep freshness in and plastic wrap out.

    Three silicone lids on a small, medium, and large bowls filled with food in a fridge

    Promising review: "This is truly an amazing replacement for plastic wrap or other covers that are not eco-friendly! And it saves you money in the long run! You can throw them in the fridge/freezer/microwave because they are made out of the most kitchen/earth-friendly material...silicone! Plus, they're easy to clean, easy to use, and durable as hell!" —Tammy Cardona-Zambeis

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A set of cotton produce bags to take to the grocery store so you can keep your produce fresh and avoid all those plastic bags. Just keep them in your car or even in any resusable bags you might bright to the grocery store, so you always have them when you need them.

    Three of the transparent bags with produce inside

    This set includes five small, five medium, and five large bags that are washable.

    Promising review: "I bought these in an effort to reduce my disposable plastic usage. They are awesome! The cashier could scan my items right through the bag. I keep them in my car with my cloth grocery bags so they are easy to grab for shopping." —Lori S

    Get a set of 15 from Amazon for $8.99 (available in five size variations and two colors).

    7. A Blueland multi-surface starter set that includes a reusable glass cleaning bottle and three tablets. To use, all you have to do is fill the bottle with water, add the tablet, and you'll be able to clean all the counters, tile, stone, and wood in your home.

    A clear glass bottle with a yellow sponge and rectangle with a small tablet on top of it

    Plus, when you run out, all you have to do is buy the small refill packs, instead of getting a new bottle every time. The cleaner is made without any triclosan, parabens, phosphates, ammonia, chlorine bleach, phthalates, or VOCs.

    Promising review: "This is a very effective cleaner. I’ve tried a handful of other 'eco-friendly' cleaners in the past and always get like I was sacrificing on the cleaning power, but not with this one. The bottles very nice and sturdy and the refills are a bargain." —Destinee G.

    Get the kit from Blueland for $16.

    8. Reusable microfiber pads specifically designed to fit your Swiffer WetJet, so you can just throw in the wash (instead of the trash) when you're done wet or dry-mopping the floor.

    Promising review: "I love these reusable pads for my Swifter WetJet! I feel like they pick up so much more dirt and junk than the disposable pads! They seem to stay on the mop nicer as well. And I especially love the fact that that I can throw these into the washing machine following using, and I don’t have to run out and buy disposable pads constantly. Better for the environment and better for you!! Highly recommend!!" —Lynn E

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.95.

    9. A Wunderbar stain stick made with coconut-based soap to remove any oil, makeup, food, soil, or other stains in an eco-friendly way. Just wet the stained area, rub the bar over it, wash it, and voilà! It's basically as close to magic as you can get.

    The small rectangular stain stick next to the paper bag in comes in

    Celsious is a Black woman-owned laundromat in Brooklyn. The shop is energy efficient, and they also sell eco-friendly garment care products and accessories. this sweater pill remover is made in the US.

    Get it from Celsious for $8.

    10. A Rocketbook smart reusable notebook that takes your hand-written notes and makes them digital so you will never have to use a notebook again *and* you can easily find the notes you totally remember writing down on the 17th...or was it the 18th?

    Reviewer pic of the notebook open on a desk with notes neatly written on either side and two pens sitting next to it

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my Rocketbook Everlast notebook! I ordered the executive size, and it's perfect for taking notes at work and while traveling. It keeps me so organized! What I love most is how eco-friendly it is. I'm not sure why it's taken someone so long to come up with this technology, but I'm glad someone decided to improve on the boring old notebook. I've gotten so many compliments on my Everlast notebook, and I've been recommending it to everyone. It's a perfect gifting item. If you're on the fence, put it in your cart NOW!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $26.34 (available in two styles and eight colors).

    11. A set of reusable two-tone pads with a black side you can use to remove makeup and a white side to help you apply toner and moisturizers. Plus, once they've been used, you can just throw them in the wash, and they'll be ready to go for the next week.

    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "I have used organic cotton face pads for decades, for toners, micellar water, makeup remover, etc. It always bothered me that I could not find a suitable solution to make this part of my personal care routine less wasteful. These are perfect. Super soft. The black side for mascara and lipstick is brilliant. I use them for everything and no longer throw away or compost all those cotton pads. They also wash easily in the provided mesh bag." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 14-pack with a laundry bag from Amazon for $12.99.

    12. Allbirds wool sneakers made with breathable wool to keep your feet calm, cool, and collected...even if you're not. Plus, when they get dirty, you can just throw them in the washer, and they'll look (and smell) as good as new, meaning you won't need to replace them.

    Model wearing the sneakers with thicker fabric in white, with white soles and laces.

    If you're usually a half size, Allbirds recommends you go a size up.

    Promising review: "The most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. (And I have a lot of shoes!) My shoes (two pairs now) hug my feet and cradle them as I walk and run. Allbirds take the guesswork out of finding other athletic brands that may or may not fit comfortably, consistently. I love my Allbirds!" —Jessica S.

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in whole sizes 5-11 and in nine colors).

    13. A bamboo dish brush to help you scrub your dishes clean, even if you've got some crusted-on gunk that you thought might be stuck forever.

    The bamboo-top brush being used to scrub a plate in the sink.

    Promising review: "This is a great dish brush! I've been on the hunt for a while to find something more eco-friendly to replace regular throw-away sponges, and I think this is it. The bristles have held up really well so far, and it cleans very effectively and efficiently, even removing stuck-on food without much effort. It also holds suds well, so a little bit of dish soap goes a long way. Highly recommend!" —Gretchen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.02 (available in two colors and four other styles).

    14. Or a biodegradable sponge that works just as hard as the sponge you currently use to give your dishes the deep clean they deserve. Plus, when it's time to replace, you can just stick the old sponge in your compost bin.

    A hand holding the brown sponge while cleaning a countertop

    Promising review: "These sponges last considerably longer than the average go-to sponge. The scouring pad is great, and holds up really well, even on cast iron. The product doesn't seem to get bogged down with grime nearly as much as in-store sponges. They rinse out well and last a long time. The sustainable materials are an absolute bonus, and I will absolutely be sticking with this product." —Courtney

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. 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 half of the time without needing another dryer sheet.

    The six white dryer balls in a basket

    Promising review: "These little gems are excellent! I wish I'd bought them sooner. They literally cut the drying time of my laundry in half. I use them with absolutely every dryer load and finish my laundry in record time. For me, this is a time and money-saving, must-have laundry helper. BOTTOM LINE: Buy it." —C. Hawkins

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $16.95.

    16. A compostable compressed towel you can take with you anywhere and use when you need a quick refresh when there's no shower in sight.


    The towels are hypoallergenic, pH-balanced, and fragrance-free. They are also biodegradable and can be composted after use.

    Promising review: "I really love these wipes. These are super easy to use, just wet with a little water, and you're good to go! Plus they are reusable, making them environmentally friendly. I love Maude!" —Astrid A.

    Get it from Maude for $12.

    17. Swedish dish cloths that absorb up to 15 times their own weight, so you can use them to clean your whole kitchen in one swoop and then throw them in the dishwasher when you're done.

    Close up of a model's hands using the dishcloth with a lemon illustration to clean some lettuce.

    They can also be put in the washing machine!

    Promising review: "I originally picked these up to use in lieu of nasty, nasty dishrags that invoke my inner THIS IS NOT CLEAN demon. Since then, I have used them for everything from cleaning the kitchen to wiping up spills. After I use then, I just toss in the wash and they are ready to go again. They are the perfect size and do an excellent job on every task to which I have applied them. They come in a variety of fun prints, and I have yet to wear one out. Paper towel usage has taken a real nosedive, which is a good thing given its relative scarcity at present." —sandra simpson-kraft

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.18 (available in 16 patterns).

    18. A biodegradable bento box with four compartments to fit different kinds of food so you can pack a complete lunch *and* feel good about saving money at the same time.

    A reviewer's photo of the bento box with chicken, risotto, and Brussel sprouts in the different size compartments

    Plus, it's microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I love my Edo Box. It holds a substantial amount of food, safe to use in the microwave and just holds great value for me since I bring my lunch to work daily. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to contribute to the environment and use an excellent product!" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    19. Thinx underwear you can use during your time of the month, every month.

    Model wearing the brief-style underwear in grey with a black band around the top.
    Thinx / Via

    These super cotton briefs hold up to four tampons' worth.

    Promising review: "I should have gotten these sooner! When I first got them, I thought they were gonna feel awkward when I wore them because they’re obviously thicker in the middle. But once I had them on, I completely forgot that I had Thinx on! 10 out of 10 definitely recommend" —Clara Z.

    Get it from Thinx for $39 (available in sizes XXS-3X and in four colors).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of Thinx period panties here.

    20. Some bamboo towels that'll replace six month's worth of paper towels, so you can keep your home clean, feel good about the impact you have on the environment, *and* never have to worry about using tissues to clean up a spill because you forgot to pick up another roll...again.

    (left) Hands holding a bamboo towel with a watermelon on top being washed (right) A hand putting the bamboo towel into a washing machine

    ...not talking from experience, not at all.

    All you have to do when you're done using one is throw it in the wash!

    Promising review: "I clean for a living, so using these on the job as well as my home makes life much easier, and I can feel better about not being so wasteful. I use them for drying my hands, cleaning the countertops, and as a reusable Swiffer pad for floors. What I do is mark each one with a Sharpie. My first initial for hands and face at home, 'C' for cleaning counters and 'F' for floor. What I love about these the most is they dry a lot quicker than regular towels and washing them is super easy. Dirt and grime tends to just rinse right out. Even on the mop pads. It's incredible. Now I don't have to waste money buying the Swiffer refills. These are different to use but it's worth figuring out what works for you!! A must-buy for eco-friendly cleaning!" —Joyce

    Get a roll of 20 sheets from Amazon for $10.99 (also available as two and four rolls).

    21. Natural loofahs to help exfoliate your skin in the shower that can then be composted after they've served their purpose.


    Plus, they come in plastic-free packaging that is recyclable and biodegradable.

    Promising review: "These make me feel like an eco-friendly kween!! They're a good investment. They do what they have to do. My skin felt soft after I used them, so that's a plus." —April

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.49.

    22. A pair of Girlfriend Collective seamless leggings made out of 17 recycled water bottles and spandex for a ridiculously soft feel you might find yourself lounging in rather than working out. (Both are perfectly acceptable though!)

    Model wearing the full-length high-waisted leggings in black.
    Girlfriend Collective

    Promising review: "I ADORE these leggings, I can't wait for more colors to come back so I can order them all. They're super comfortable to wear around but they still feel as if they're holding you in a little bit. These are my new go to leggings and I need more of them!!" —Erin

    Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $68 (available in sizes XXS-6X, two lengths, and five colors).

    23. A set of reusable food huggers designed to fit over halves of fruit and veggies and cans and cups so you can keep the food you don't use fresher for longer instead of just throwing it away.

    Green reusable food huggers on half an apple and jar of capers

    They're also BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "These are great, got them as a gift for my mom and she absolutely loves them. No more soggy veggies in aluminum foil or Saran Wrap, and the produce gets used a lot faster because it is more visible." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    24. A LastSwab, which might seem a little steep for a single cotton swab but it's the only one you'll ever have to buy again, as you can wash and reuse it whenever you like.

    The LastSwab in teal in the carrying case

    Promising review: "I love it! It’s great for the environment, and it’s very easy to use and clean. It doesn’t hurt at all, on the contrary — it’s soft. The variety of colors pleased me. I love them all!" —Anna L.

    Get it from LastObject for $12 (available in six colors).

    25. Some unbleached toilet paper that's 100% recycled and will be the number one (and probably number two) reason you feel better about your choices in the bathroom.


    Promising review: "These are awesome product. I will never return to the bleached toilet paper again. One of the toilets we have has low water pressure and often have issues with the bleached ones we used to use. These never have that issue. They feel thinner than the regular ones but strong enough to absorb and wipe well. It feels like they last a lot longer than other brands." —JK

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $48.80 (or subscribe and save to get it for $46.36).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Also, just a note that this list is a good place to start. And if you want to be even more sustainable, bookmark this page and finish all the products you currently have before investing in others that are better for you and the environment.

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