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    31 Products That'll Make 2020 Your Most Eco-Friendly Year Yet

    Make 2020 cleaner and greener.

    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 cute cotton tote bag that is a fashionable and reusable alternative to plastic bags. It can hold a whopping 30 pounds, so it won't break even when you've stuffed it full of snacks.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available with a lemon doodle.

    2. A set of cruelty-free makeup brushes that are made from renewable bamboo. Reviewers love how soft they are and say that you get a lot of bang for your buck.

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    The set includes five essential brushes, three beauty look cards, and a storage tray.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.73. Also available in a complexion kit and a travel kit.

    3. A jar of natural deodorant that's infused with activated charcoal to detoxify your skin and keep your pits smelling fresh. It can last up to three months, so it'll save you a ton of money, too.

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    The only ingredients are natural baking soda, corn starch, vegetable glycerine, and charcoal powder, so you know exactly what you're putting on your skin. It's vegan, cruelty-free, and contains no parabens or aluminum.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99. Also available in lavender and citrus scents.

    4. 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.

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

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in a pack with two rolls.

    5. A set of colourful travel flatware so won't have to keep tossing out takeout cutlery. It'll also make your lunch situation the envy of all your coworkers 'cause it's so dang pretty.

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

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.55+.

    6. A set of mouldable beeswax 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.

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    They're all-natural, antibacterial, and anti-fungal.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $18.95.

    7. A set of plant-based scrub sponges made from cacti. They cost only a little more than the sponges you'd buy at the grocery store, but they'll last a lot longer.

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    They have no added colours or chemicals.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $8.13. Also available in a pack of six.

    8. Or a coconut scrub pad for food that's super stuck on. It's 100% organic and biodegrdable, and won't scratch delicate surfaces.

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    Get a pack of three for $9.99. Also available in a pack of nine.

    9. A reusable, plastic-free coffee mug that has a silicone sleeve to keep your hands from getting too toasty. It may also save you from spending a fortune at Starbucks (if you actually wake up in time to actually brew your own coffee).

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    It's made from hand-blown borosilicate glass and is microwave and dishwasher safe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99. Available in 13 additional colours and four sizes.

    10. A set of zip-sealed sandwich bags designed so that you can use them over and over again. They're leakproof, so you can store soups and sauces in 'em, too.

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    These ones are BPA-, chloride-, silicone- and lead-free. They're also freezer- and dishwasher-safe.

    Get a mixed pack of five on Amazon Canada for $4.26. Also available in a pack of six in green for $12.33.

    11. A pack of reusable bamboo makeup-removing pads that'll replace your regular old cotton pads. They're machine washable and each wipe can be reused up to 2,000 times!

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    Get a pack of 14 with a washable mesh bag on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    12. And a set of microfibre face cloths that'll take the place of your single-use makeup wipes. You don't even need makeup remover for these to work — just run them under warm water and get down to business. They'll even remove waterproof mascara!

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    They're machine-washable, so you can just throw them in with the rest of your towels after using them.

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

    13. A flat water flask with silicone accents that make it easy to grip from any angle. Not only does it look cute, it'll save you from having to buy a single-use bottle every time you get thirsty outside.

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    The company currently works with Healthy Harbor to help fund the removal of single-use bottles from local waterways before they become ocean plastic, so you'll be doing some good with your purchase, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.68+. Available in six colours.

    14. 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.

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    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 $26+. Available in four colours and three sizes.

    New to composting? Here's BuzzFeed's full guide for beginners.

    15. A set of 100% biodegradable cotton swabs that are made of renewable bamboo wood and cotton. Time to kiss your regular Q-tips goodbye.

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

    Get a pack of 500 on Amazon Canada for $18.97.

    16. 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.

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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.

    17. A set of charcoal deodorizer bags to keep your home, locker, car, or fridge smelling fresh. They prevent the buildup of harmful mould, mildew, bacteria, and fungi in closed spaces. Just a little bag solving big problems.

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    When they start losing steam, you can recycle them in soil to help your plants grow.

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $21.99. Also available in grey.

    18. A set of biodegradable toothbrushes with handles made from environmentally-sustainable timber. Even the packaging is recyclable, so you don't have to worry about creating more waste.

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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $7.99. Also available in a pack of four.

    19. And a roll of silk floss made from natural mint and beeswax. Unlike normal floss, this one is completely biodegradable — even down to its plant-based packaging.

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    As an added bonus, the case is transparent, so you'll know when it's time to reorder.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.73.

    20. 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.

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    They're hypoallergenic, and paraben- and phosphate-free,

    Get a pack of 24 on Amazon Canada for $14.95. Also available in a pack of 64, and a fragrance-free option.

    21. A bottle of unscented castile soap that's made from natural, organic ingredients and is great for sensitive skin. The packaging is made from recycled bottles, and can be recycled after you use up all your soap.

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    It's free of synthetic detergents, preservatives, and genetically modified ingredients.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.74.

    22. A set of mesh produce bags made from recycled water bottles. Now you won't have to fumble around with the annoying filmy ones at the grocery store.

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    You can also use them as laundry bags to wash your delicates.

    Get a set of eight for $14.99. Also available in sets of 12 and 24.

    23. A pair of exfoliating konjac facial sponges that will help clear up your complexion, improve your skin texture, and rid your face of impurities.

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    If you're lost, konjac is a plant, so these bad boys are 100% natural, vegan and biodegradable.

    Get it on Amazon Canada $14.99 for two sponges.

    24. A patterned sandwich pouch that's so stunning you might mistake it for a makeup bag (which you could totally use it for, too).

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    It's safe to throw in the washing machine and dishwasher.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.95+. Available in three sizes and 39 colours.

    25. A set of ultra-long stainless steel straws so that you can stop using plastic ones every time you grab an iced coffee or bubble tea.

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    This set comes with ten bent straws, a cleaning brush, and a carrying pouch.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99. Available in seven colours.

    26. A pack of three-ply bamboo toilet paper that reviwers say is softer than most recycled or tree-free options.

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    It's also chlorine-free, and processed in a low-impact, bio-fuel-powered facility.

    Get 12 rolls for $12.29 on Amazon Canada.

    27. A sleek metal razor that 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 eco-friendly.

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    It comes with one platinum Swedish blade and a mirrored travel case. You can also buy backup blades for when yours gets dull.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.94. Also available in silver.

    28. A 2-in-1 patterned yoga mat and towel made of natural tree rubber, recycled microfibre, and water-based inks. It can fold up small enough to fit in a suitcase, making it great for travelling.

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    It's machine washable, so you won't have to worry about gross bacteria building up on it. It also comes with a carrying strap.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $61.32+. Available in 18 patterns and two sizes.

    29. A set of reusable Keurig filter cups so you can brew your favourite beans in single portions. You don't even need a coffee filter with these.

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    This comes with six filter cups, a coffee spoon, and a brush to help you wash all that coffee gunk out when you’re done brewing.

    Get a set of six for $15.99.

    30. A pack of magic sponge cloths to clean up all your messes. They can absorb 20 times their own weight in water, which means you won't have to use up an entire roll of paper towels if you have a cooking crisis or a wine spill.

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    They're natural, biodegradable, vegan, non-GMO, and machine-washable.

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $22.50.

    31. And finally, a natural and cruelty-free surface cleaner with plant-based ingredients to help rid your home of germs, and keep things smelling fresh.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $5.38. Available in eight scents.

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