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    Updated on May 24, 2019. Posted on May 20, 2019

    28 Reusable Products That'll Make You So Much More Eco-Friendly

    Do it for the turtles.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A yoga mat made from recycled bottles so you can enjoy your hot yoga class even more, knowing that you're using an eco-friendly product. The mat will grip as you sweat, has a natural tree fiber base, and can be wiped clean after use.

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    What's cool about this mat is that it's made to be the combo of a mat + a towel. It has a towel-like texture, but is cushioned for support. It can also be tossed in the washing machine if you get extra sweaty.

    Promising review: "I am SO happy with my purchase! I've been using my mat every day at yoga class. It has gorgeous coloring, it's super soft, and changes colors when you touch it. Solid, durable and very well-made. Doesn't seem to slip and is supposed to do well with hot yoga, too." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $78 (available in 18 styles).

    2. A reusable Baggu shopping bag that'll become your best friend while grocery shopping or running errands. The sturdy handles and construction allow you to hoist items over your shoulder without having to worry about items breaking.

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    The bag can hold up to 50 pounds and is machine washable!

    Promising review: "They are so well-made, easily washable, colorful, easy as a shoulder bag, and convenient to keep in my purse or in the car. I am always prepared to shop! It's a good-sized, sturdy bag to accommodate all my needs!! Great as a beach bag, also." —Pat Murray

    Get it from Amazon for $14+ (available in five styles).

    3. A pack of incredibly gorgeous silicone straws so you can ditch the traditional plastic ones and commit to helping to save the turtles! You'll get 10 straws, four carrying cases, and four cleaning squeegees.

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    They're bendable, easily portable, and did I mention how pretty they are???

    Get them from Food52 for $25.

    4. A fresh water, non-electric bidet to end your continuous waste of traditional toilet paper. All necessary parts are included in your purchase, along with a instructional manual for install. It'll attach to any standard toilet!

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    Promising review: "I have to say, I was skeptical at first. After installing it myself (which really is pretty quick and easy), I was blown away the very first time I used it. If you’re one of those people that use wayyyy too much toilet paper and wipes because you can’t ever seem to get clean enough, this device will be a pleasant surprise. The rinse from the water does most of the cleaning for you. No rubbing your skin raw anymore trying to get clean. I can’t recommend this product highly enough. Just try it. You’ll love it. Yes, it’s cold water that washes you off, but you feel totally refreshed afterwards, and extremely clean and pain free." —Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in two colors).

    And check out our full review of the bidet for all the details.

    5. Reusable K-cup filters that fit a majority of Keurig models and will help lessen the current K-cup pile-up in your garbage. Buying packs of disposable K-cups can get super expensive, so these filters will not only decrease waste, but will help your wallet!

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    Promising review: "So far so good. What I like so far is the nozzle that goes down into the coffee grounds. With these pink colored reusable K-cups, the lid nozzle stretches down into the grounds, directing water without making a mess. It's a wise investment because they're long-lasting and cheaper in the long run." —mkesales

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    6. Reusable kitchen towels so you can stop stocking up on paper towels that easily accumulate in the trash. They're made of natural plant fiber, are multi-purpose, and soft to use on numerous surfaces.

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    Promising review: "I really love these cleaning cloths! I have used them for everything from mopping to disinfecting (basically anything I would’ve used a paper towel for) and they have held up great! There are so many of them that I don’t feel as though I am constantly washing them. But I also throw these in with my normal laundry load and it all works great! I have noticed that the white cloths aren’t my favorite ones to clean with cause they are soft and sometimes leave fuzz behind, but they still do the job!" —Renee Fergman

    Get 48 sheets from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in various colors and larger packs).

    7. A bamboo and stainless steel razor, because your dinky plastic one ain't cutting it anymore. This will provide a closer, more precise shave and last you a lifetime. When the blades get dull, you won't need to throw the entire thing away!

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    Promising review: "This razor is beautiful and very easy to use. The weight is perfect and the high polished stainless just glides over the skin like an Olympic skier. I just switched from disposables and have been blown away by the performance. Zero razor burn and a closer shave than I've ever had with a disposable!" —Donald

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99. And for blade refills, check out these for $7.88+ (available in a pack of four).

    8. Biodegradable waste bags for dogs so you have peace of mind knowing your pooch's poo won't be floating in a plastic bag in the middle of the ocean. They're extra-thick, leak-proof, and vegetable-based.

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    Promising review: "I've used many poo bags over the years and this is the first review I've posted on that item – strong, easy to tear off. but best of all COMPOSTABLE! I have a small dog and two cats. I use one bag a day to clean out remains in the litter boxes and then I put it in my organics bin because the bag is compostable. Same thing for my pup. This is my second purchase of the bags and I'll buy again when I run out." —Nina

    Get 60 bags from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in a pack of 180 bags).

    9. Biodegradable wheat straw plates and forks that'll be a lot safer around kids than breakable glass dinnerware. They're lightweight, plus dishwasher- and microwave-safe. And they help to decrease your plastic and paper dependence.

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    Promising review: "These plates are very light and easy to clean. My three-year-old daughter loves to use them. Right now, these are my daughter's favorite plates and forks. As a mother, I want to give my baby the best and safest items because they put everything into their mouth. These plates and forks are great, very smooth, and not extremely sharp." —Scarlett

    Get the set from Amazon for $18.99.

    10. Bamboo cutlery, because plastic cutlery is often not recyclable and accumulates quickly in landfills. In total, you'll get one fork, one knife, two spoons, a pair of chopsticks, three straws, and a cleaning tool.

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    The canvas pouch means you can take these utensils anywhere, like your office!

    Promising review: "I love the lightweight feeling of this set! It is perfect for on-the-go use. The straw cleaner is a major plus; it helps keep my set clean and tidy. It arrived plastic-free, which is amazing. It always catches peoples' eye and they ask me why I carry it and where can they get one!" —Betsy

    Get the set from Amazon for $14.95.

    11. Organic wool dryer balls to help shorten your drying time (hello improved electricity bill) and reduce wrinkles and static cling, without having to use dryer sheets. Plus switching to dryer balls can improve the health and look of your clothing.

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    They'll last you years and are handmade by artisans in Nepal.

    Promising review: "I hate using dryer sheets and all the chemicals that come with them, so I decided to try wool dryer balls. These are perfect, yes there is a slight noise as the dryer balls are being tossed around in the dryer, but it is nowhere near the volume of the plastic ones. I also love the fact that I can use my favorite essential oils to give my laundry a fresh scent and it's not overpowering or too strong. I love that Friendsheep is helping to provide jobs for women and others in Nepal. I highly recommend this brand!" —Danielle Williams

    Get them from Amazon for $23.95.

    12. Bamboo-handled toothbrushes with charcoal-treated bristles so you never have to worry about it filling up a landfill somewhere. They're durable, biodegradable, and an excellent replacement for those bulky plastic toothbrushes that hog your bathroom counter space.

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    They'll last up to a year and are numbered for family members.

    Promising review: "I'm in love with these toothbrushes. I know it's a little silly to feel so strongly about a TOOTHBRUSH, but as they are 100% sustainable AND they clean my teeth better than any toothbrush I've ever used, I'm pretty excited about this find! And the bristles are so soft!" —J. Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two styles).

    13. A biodegradable wheat straw bento box, because any easy way to become eco-friendly is switching over to reusable products. This box will become your go-to lunchtime storage option, and will take the place of single-use containers or brown paper bags.

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    The different compartments make packing a multi-food lunch easy and the center unit is leak-proof for liquids. It's freezer-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I love it! It is a sturdy, attractive, well-designed product that will be enjoyed for years. The five compartments vary in shape and size and will accommodate a variety of foods: fruit, sandwiches, cookies, chips, salsa or dip – you name it! No more need for several zip lock bags just to keep food separate. It worked well in the microwave to heat up some delicious pasta. It can go in the freezer, the microwave and the dishwasher. Best of all, this eco box lives up to its name by being eco-friendly so it will not be clogging up some landfill or floating in the ocean in the years ahead. Meanwhile, I’ll be buying more for my home and for gifts." —John Carroll

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    14. And for on-the-go use, an insulated Hydro Flask stainless steel bottle that'll keep your beverage hot for 12 hours and cold for a full 24. It's BPA-free, incredibly durable, and spill-proof.

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    I took my Hydro Flask on a hiking trip and it was sheer perfection. It kept my water cold for hours on end, never leaked in my backpack, and took numerous falls without denting. And I never had to use a plastic water bottle the entire trip!

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE my Hydro Flask! I use it every day and carry it with me anywhere I go. It's been great at keeping my water cold. I left ice in this thing overnight and woke up to ice cold water with still plenty of ice left in it. I've also purposely left it in my car on a 90-degree day in California and I came back to find that the water was still cold. I was amazed!" —Isaias

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in four sizes and 22 colors).

    15. A pack of beeswax wrap to store leftover foods without spoilage. The warmth from your hands will soften the wrap around whatever you want, and the wrap will then cool to create a natural seal.

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    To clean, just run it under cold water and let air dry. One wrap lasts about a year when used numerous times a week.

    Promising review: "Upon initial use I was very curious as to whether these would hold up upon multiple uses, turns out they are extremely easy to wash and reuse! We bought these to cut down on plastic and aluminum wrap waste that we have been using to preserve leftover foods in our refrigerator. I do not have a doubt in my mind that these will last multiple months and beyond. However, I would not suggest using them for raw foods, which could contain bacteria such as raw chicken or other meats; if not washed carefully bacteria may be transferred. Overall this was a pretty solid buy, and it makes us feel great about our mission to cut down on household waste!" —aaronwrex42

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in eight styles).

    16. A set of sandwich and snack bags with zipper closures and a fully lined inside (to help with spills). They're moisture-resistant, grease-proof, and dishwasher-safe!

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    Promising review: "I ordered these bags because I am trying to limit the amount of plastic zip-top bags I use when packing my lunch. These bags are lined with some kind of insulated material which is very easy to clean. The outside fabric is also very easy to clean. The zippers work well, too." —Anthony Sanchez

    Get the 3-pack from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in three styles).

    17. Earrings made from recycled leather and clothing scraps that'll add a pop of color to your outfit and look incredibly cute while doing so. Each piece is handmade, customizable, and durable.

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    To inquire about customization, just message the seller directly!

    Get them from Scandinazn on Etsy for $28.

    18. Gift wrap printed on compostable newsprint with soy-based ink that is sure to brighten the process of gift-giving. It's reversible and includes matching gift tags.

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    Just think about how much gift wrap you waste throughout the year! It's fun to beautifully wrap a gift, but then that wrapping gets torn off and stuffed in a garbage bag.

    Promising review: "This is printed on newspaper-weight paper, making it easy to use. Colors are vibrant and the double-sided print is very cute. It covers well (not transparent at all). One sheet will cover a large shirt box with paper to spare." —d

    Get six sheets from Amazon for $15.

    19. Microfiber makeup removing cloths with refined edges so your skin will never get scratched or irritated after use. All you need is water to get the job done and when the cloths are dirtied, you can pop them in the washing machine.

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    They can be used on all skin types and are safe for your eye area.

    Promising review: "These affordable washcloths are the softest things I have ever touched! They are so gentle and amazing on your face. I use one to dry my face and help remove leftover makeup after washing and another to remove eye makeup. I am saving SO much money by not having to buy disposable cotton pads and bottled makeup remover each month. These take off all my eye makeup with JUST water! They are very thick and like a large washcloth size. I love that they have no seams or edges and no tags for all-over comfort." —Dan K.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two color combinations and as a pack of six).

    20. A reusable silicone baking mat that'll save you a ton of money on parchment paper, tinfoil, and flour. It's great to use when working with dough since it's non-stick. With clear measurements, any novice baker will feel like a pro when they're finished prepping their pie.

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    Promising review: "I’ve never used a silicone mat for baking before. I actually thought the mat would be a harder plastic. To my surprise the mat was soft and flexible, but it also felt strong. The mat has all the information I need to bake just about anything. I also like the fact that the silicon mat protects my granite countertop. When I was done with the prep for my pie I couldn’t believe how simple it was to clean the mat. A quick wipe with a damp paper towel was all it took (I could’ve also easily rinsed it under the sink faucet). I am looking forward to use the mat for rolling and cutting sugar cookies for Easter. I love this addition to my kitchen baking goodies!" —Mai

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87+ (available in two sizes).

    21. A battery charger, because purchasing new batteries when the TV remote dies is far too annoying. This charger will juice up rechargeable AAs or AAAs for continuous use.

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    The majority of people don't know how to throw away batteries correctly, and if they wind up in landfills, they undergo a certain chemical reaction as they decompose. This allows them to emit greenhouse gases and send chemicals into the soil that can be very harmful to plant life.

    The charger also has the ability to power-off when batteries are fully charged. An indicator light will blink so you know when they're finished. This will also come in handy if your child has 50 toys that need batteries.

    Promising review: "It is a very good AAA and AA charger. The newly charged batteries are working excellently. They charged for about four to five hours before the light turned green. I am now using those batteries for my remote control and keyboard. It's very useful." —MR.RE

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    22. A 12-pack of air-tight containers that'll store your precious leftovers with no spills. If you've spent so much time making the food, you want it to last! The set includes five different sizes and will replace throw-away containers and single-use plastic bags.

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    They're refrigerator-, freezer-, and microwave-safe.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these containers. Really well-made and excellent quality. They are thick and cannot easily be cracked when dropped. The lids fit really nicely and completely seal shut, so that there are no leaks. Definitely the best containers I’ve ever owned." —Fivexmoore

    Get the set from Amazon for $29.99.

    23. Silicone tea infusers to end your obsession with throw-away tea bags that pile up in your kitchen cabinet. The bottoms open up so you can add just the right amount of loose leaf tea. And they're dishwasher-safe!

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    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite strainers! I have all kinds. This holds my loose leaf teas well! It doesn't leak the herbs into the cup like some. I gave them as gifts inside gift baskets, also. Everyone loved them." —L Harvey

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.49.

    24. Reusable grocery bags that'll fit snugly into a shopping cart so you can separate groceries as you shop around. Extended handles and double-stitched corners mean they won't rip on you even if you load them up with heavy bottles and frozen foods.

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    Instead of waiting to organize and pack as you check out, these bags will allow you to start dividing as you shop. You'll be able to separate items based on category, add them to the conveyor belt, check out, and then repack them in their original bag.

    Also, one bag is insulated for goods that need to be kept cool like eggs or milk.

    Promising review: "These keep my Costco trips so organized! No more boxes piling up in my kitchen. The cooler bag keeps my meats cold and the other bags are big and strong enough to carry all the bulk items." —Caroline

    Get four from Amazon for $34.99.

    25. A kitchen countertop compost bin with an inner lining to avoid rust and leaks. It also comes with two carbon filters for smells (each filter can last up to six months).

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    Composting has numerous benefits including reduced landfill emissions, replenished soil nutrients, and reduced greenhouse gases.

    Promising review: "I wanted a little compost scrap bin to put on the kitchen counter next to my sink that was big enough, but not so big that it's an eye sore. This is about the size of a gallon milk jug, but far, far cuter. The pull-out bin makes it easy and convenient to go dump in the outside compost and I haven't had any experiences where it smelled. The air filter must work pretty well since even with onion clippings, I don't smell anything when the lid is on. I dump it right now probably every three days or when it gets full." —K. Owyns

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    26. Alvababy reusable diapers, because the amount of diapers parents go through (and then trash) is literally sky high. They're waterproof, breathable, and have an inner lining for supreme comfort. Microfiber inserts are also provided to help with leak protection.

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    They're suitable for toddlers 6 pounds to 33 pounds, and have numerous snap closures to achieve a snug fit.

    Promising review: "I am new to the cloth game. My first was in disposables and my second was in disposables up until now. With our third coming, we were looking for ways to save money, so we finally caved. I finally bought a pack of Alva since I heard they were the most budget-friendly. I am seriously in love. I doubled up the inserts and they lasted overnight with zero leaks. The morning diaper had a poo and it washed right off with no residue. We will definitely be buying way more." —Emily

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in 16 styles).

    27. A pack of energy-efficient LED light bulbs that'll replace 60-watt bulbs but only use 9 watts, saving you 85% in energy. They'll emit a soft white light and have 15,000-hour lifetime.

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    Promising review: "Wow, what a huge difference an led light bulb can make! This bulb gives off a warm white color and is perfect for my kitchen fixture as well as my hallways and bedroom lamps. You can tell these bulbs are high quality and I am looking forward to replacing all my household bulbs with these replacement LED light bulbs. I really like that this saves energy, as well as money, and will last longer than incandescent bulbs." —simi brieger

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two versions).

    28. A shampoo and conditioner bar sampler so you can ditch the plastic bottles that clog your shower caddy. You get three shampoo bars and two conditioner bars in total. They're cruelty-free and vegan, plus the packaging they come in is compostable!

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    Promising review: "I loved the sampler pack because it let me try both shampoo and conditioner for a cheaper price than buying one bar of each. I have used two of the shampoo bars and love them. I used to wash my hair everyday. Now I can easily skip a day between washings. The shampoo bars lather well. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to use the conditioner (I have long hair), but my hair is soft and dries quickly. I love that it has no plastic packaging. Obviously they are smaller than a regular size bar, but I think I'm going to be buying shampoo bars more frequently than I bought liquid shampoo. We are still using the first conditioner bar. I definitely recommend this product." —gizmo

    Get it from Amazon for $16+ (available in face soaps and body soaps).

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