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    33 Products That'll Make 2021 Your Most Eco-Friendly Year Yet

    Time to clean up your act.

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    1. A trio of celestial bees wax food wraps that'll keep your food fresh for longer and eliminate your need for cling film. Just use the heat of your hands to put them into action and get down to business packaging up your snacks.

    The package of wraps on a table
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    I swear by these because they're a lot less sticky than cling film and are great for storing wetter foods, like tofu. Oh, and you can compost them when you're done using them, so you won't be creating waste.

    Get a set of three wraps in assorted sizes from OlsenolsenDesign on Etsy for $19.99.

    2. A Pela AirPod case that'll save your precious earbuds from getting bashed around in your bag. It's 100% compostable, so you can bury it in your garden when it's come to the end of its life.

    The Airpod case surrounded by slices of cantaloupe
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    Get it from Simons for $35. Available in three colours.

    3. A five-pack of lined Post-it notes that are made from 100% recycled paper and a plant-based adhesive. They're longer than traditional sticky notes, so you'll have plenty of space to jot down your thoughts.

    Six pads of eco-friendly Post-it notes next to documents with the sticky notes on them
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get five pads on Amazon Canada for $23.99.

    4. A genius wooden coffee maker that'll craft you the perfect cuppa Joe without any filters. Using it is simple: just place it on top of your cup, add coffee grinds, pour hot water, and get to sippin'.

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    Get it on Simons for $79. Also available in ash and walnut finishes.

    5. A set of machine-washable, reusable makeup-removing rounds that'll replace your regular old cotton pads. They come in a floral storage box, so they'll look cute displayed on your vanity, too.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    The set comes with 16 makeup-removing rounds, a mesh wash bag, and a floral storage box.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    6. A handy DivaCup menstrual cup that'll be your BFF when Aunt Flo rolls into town. You can wear it for up to 12 hours (depending on how heavy your flow is), so you won't have to worry about changing your tampon or pad half-way through the day.

    A DivaCup ontop of math homework
    @thedivacup / Via instagram.com

    Get the medium-flow version on Amazon Canada for $37.97. Also available in styles for light and heavy flows.

    7. A eight-pack of reusable silicone tea bags that are an environmentally-friendly alternative to pre-packed sachets. Each bag has a different coloured tag, so you'll never forget which drink belongs to whom when you have friends over.

    A silicone tea bag with loose leaf tea inside
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    They're dishwasher safe.

    Get a pack of eight on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    8. A non-toxic soy wax candle that'll fill your apartment with the smell of sweet treats (even when you're not baking them). The holder is just as dreamy as the scent and can be used as a plant or makeup brush holder once you've reached the end of your wick. Congrats on the recycling!

    The candle surrounded by pancakes and donuts
    Amazon / Via awin1.com

    For every purchase, the brand plants a tree.

    Get it from MalaTheBrand on Etsy for $30.

    9. A tit-illating tote bag covered in bazongas of all shapes and sizes that's a fashionable and reusable alternative to plastic bags. It has a zipper at the top, so you won't have to worry about strangers snooping around your stuff.

    Etsy / Via etsy.com

    Get it from LemonkaEcoStore on Etsy for $25.99.

    10. A pack of lavender-scented dog poop bags made with recycled materials, because you don't need to create waste with waste. They're extra thick and strong, and won't split open when you're carrying a full load.

    Poop bags in their package
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    You can grab a leash dispenser, too, if you don't want to fill your pockets with poop bags.

    Get a pack of 270 on Amazon Canada for $13.99. An unscented option is available.

    11. A pair of apothecary bottles that have wide mouths, so you'll easily be able to decant shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, and soap into them at your local refill station. They're also the perfect stylish solution, if all the mismatched, multicoloured bottles in your shower drive you bonkers.

    Two apothecary bottles behind a sink
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $23.99.

    12. A tub of natural black sugar face mask, an exfoliating treatment that will scrub out your pores while restoring nutrients and moisture to your skin. Reviewers love how gentle it is and say it leaves their face feeling softer than a baby's booty.

    A tub of the black sugar mask with product spilling out onto a table
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    The SKINFOOD company uses food ingredients in all its products and focuses on using eco-friendly and sustainable growing methods for all their ingredients.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    13. A bottle of plant-based, paraben-free EcoTools makeup brush shampoo that'll help you cleanse your beauty tools. It's strong enough to get all the built-up gunk off your brushes, so you don't have to worry about germs.

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    "After reading about how necessary it is to actually clean your makeup brushes (I know, I KNOW, I should’ve been doing this for years) I was super grossed out and motivated to order the right supplies to do the job. I’ve heard good things about Ecotools makeup brush cleansing shampoo so I figured I’d start there. I could not believe how much residue came off my brushes in just one cleaning. You only need to use a little dab of the shampoo, so one bottle will definitely last a long time." —Heather Braga

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.77.

    14. A roll of machine-washable bamboo sheets that are stronger and more absorbent than typical paper towels. They're soft enough to wipe your face with, so you can use them in place of wash cloths, too.

    A person putting a towel in their washing machine
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Each roll comes with 20 sheets, which can replace 60 traditional paper towel rolls.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99. Also available in a pack with two rolls.

    15. An oh-so trendy Hydro Flask that'll save you from buying single-use alternatives when you're out and about. It's made of double-walled stainless steel, so it'll keep your drink cold (or hot) for an entire day.

    Simons / Via simons-ca.c2ukkg.net

    Get it from Simons for $40. Available in three colours.

    16. A bottle of eco shoe-protecting spray that'll repel dirt and stains from your precious kicks. The water-based formula is safe for leather, suede, nubuck, and fabric, so you can probably use it on most of your footwear.

    A person spraying their shoes with the solution
    @waltersshoecare / Via instagram.com

    Get it on Simons for $13.

    17. A pack of concentrated fresh linen detergent strips that'll clean your clothes without releasing any nasty chemicals into the water. They don't require any measuring, so you can do your laundry on autopilot.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    They're hypoallergenic and free of parabens and phosphates.

    Get a pack of 24 on Amazon Canada for $16.95. Also available in larger packs.

    18. A pack of non-toxic, chemical-free sticky traps that'll catch unwanted pests and look cute doing it. They can be used both indoors and outdoors, so whether you're suffering from a fruit fly infestation in your kitchen or an aphid onslaught in your garden, these are sure to come in handy.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of 20 on Amazon Canada for $16.95.

    19. A pack of biodegradable hair ties that are made of organic cotton and natural rubber, so they won't harm Mother Nature when they go MIA. Even the packaging is recyclable, so you won't need to worry about creating extra waste.

    Terra Ties / Via terraties.com

    Get a pack of 27 on Amazon Canada for $20.99.

    20. A kitchen scrap bin that clips right to your countertop, making it easy to discard your crumbs and compostables, so they won't end up in your trash. It comes with a brush scraper tool, so you can effortlessly sweep away messes without getting your hands dirty.

    A person scraping salad into the scrap bin
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.86.

    21. A rose gold double-edge razor that, unlike plastic drugstore versions, you won't have to toss out after just a few uses. Congrats, your shower routine just got a little bougier and a lot more environmentally-friendly.

    A rose gold razor on a table
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It comes with five blades and you can buy backups here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.99.

    22. A pair of mid-rise Nike leggings that are made of recycled polyester fibres. They have three hidden pockets in the waistband, so you can stash all of your essentials on you.

    Nike / Via awin1.com

    Get them from Nike Canada for $110. Available in seven colours and sizes XS—XL.

    23. A pack of pastel silicone straws, so that you can sip your drinks in style without hurting any turtles. They can bend without breaking, meaning you don't have to worry about they getting banged around in your bag.

    A set of silicone straws in different colours
    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "I love the variety of colours in this set, and they're a bit longer and wider than the metal ones I have, so I can use them in any cup or bottle to drink water, juice, smoothies—literally anything. I also love that they're soft and flexible. I can easily fold them into my water bottle or even tie them around the handle! I can stick them in the dishwasher to clean them, but they come with a little cleaning brush if I want to wash them by hand. They also come with a little drawstring bag, making it easy to travel with. And I can bend them into a smaller size if I'm using a smaller bag, without worrying about them warping or losing their shape." —Kaysey Davis (read their full review of the silicone straws; it's #13)

    Get a set of ten silicone straws from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    24. A dual-ended cleaning brush that's made of recycled plastic and bamboo. One side has a firm-bristled brush and the other has a soft detail nib, making scrubbing and scraping off caked-on grime a breeze.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It's made of BPA-free recycled plastic and has a bamboo handle, so it's more eco-friendly than other options on the market.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.49+. Also available in green.

    25. A pair of floral snack pouches that you can use to tote around treats in your bag. Unlike regular sandwich bags, they zip closed, so you won't have to mess around with any of that press-and-seal nonsense.

    Two floral pouches with snacks inside
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of two bags from Simons for $15.

    26. A pack of 100% biodegradable cotton swabs that are made of renewable bamboo and cotton. Time to kiss your regular Q-tips goodbye!

    Several cotton swabs in a jar and on a table
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    The packaging is recyclable, too, so this is a true zero-waste product.

    Get a pack of 500 on Amazon Canada for $17.97.

    27. A set of metallic stainless steel flatware, so that you can jump on the low-waste bandwagon and finally stop asking for single-use versions when you order takeout. It'll also make your lunch situation cute enough to post on the 'gram (which, in my opinion, is a major plus).

    The set of flatware laid out on a table
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    The set is made of stainless steel and includes a spoon, fork, knife, straight straw, bent straw, straw cleaner, and a pair of chopsticks. There's also a handy lil' travelling case so that you don't get stray bits of food all over the bottom of your bag.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99. Available in three colours.

    28. A set of rainbow crystal nail files that last ages, so you won't have to toss them out after a few uses, like regular emery boards. Reviewers say they cause less breakage than ceramic and metal alternatives and leave your nails feeling smoother than ever.

    A person holding four nail files in front of a makeup bag
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    They come with plastic sheaths, so you won't accidentally poke yourself if you leave them floating around in your bag.

    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    29. A set of plastic-free mesh bags that you can use to carry and store your produce. Now you won't have to fumble around with the annoying filmy ones at the grocery store.

    A person taking fruits and veggies out of a produce bag
    Simons / Via amazon.ca

    You can also use them to wash your delicates!

    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $16.99. Also available in a pack of 15.

    30. A sample pack of Ethique hair products that looks like a box of truffles and will transform your haircare routine. Reviewers say they're awesome for travelling (less liquids in your carry on, yay!) and that they leave locks looking shiny, without feeling greasy.

    Ethique / Via ethique.com

    It comes with their bestsellers: Frizz Wrangler, Heali Kiwi, Wonderbar, Saint Clements, and The Guardian.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.87.

    31. A sleek compost bin that's cute enough to leave on your countertop. It snaps closed and keeps odours trapped in, so you won't be faced with gross smells if you forget to empty your bin for a night or two.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    New to composting? Here's BuzzFeed's full guide for beginners. And don't forget to grab some compost bags so that the inside doesn't get covered in stray food bits and coffee grounds.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.99+. Available in four colours and three sizes.

    32. A set of sponge cloths made from wood pulp to clean up your messes without even touching paper towel. They can absorb about 15 times their weight in water, making them real saviours for cooking crises and wine spills.

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    Get a set of four on Simons for $24.

    33. And finally, a set of BPA-free glass meal prep containers that are safe to put in the microwave, oven, and freezer. The tops have hinged locks to keep them firmly attached, so you won't face any surprise spills in your bag.

    Several meal prep containers with veggies inside of them
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $41.47+. Also available in larger sets.

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