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    Updated on Jul. 12, 2020. Posted on Jul. 7, 2020

    36 Eco-Friendly Versions Of Things You Use All The Time

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    1. 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.

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    Get a pack of 20 on Amazon Canada for $15.95.

    2. A glass water bottle that looks super stylish and will save you from buying single-use alternatives when you're out and about. It has a one-touch flip lid and a silicone sleeve to keep your hands from getting frosty.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.23. Also available in grey.

    3. A pack of reusable produce bags, so that you don't have to mess around with the flimsy ones at the grocery store. They can also be used to strain nut milk and to keep your delicates from getting destroyed in the washing machine.

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    Get a set of five on Amazon Canada for $7.94.

    4. A universal, reusable Keurig cup so you can brew your favourite beans in single portions without creating extra waste. Reviewers say it's waaaaay better than generic brands and is also great for brewing tea.

    A person holding an opened reusable Keurig cup in front of a plant
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    I haven't found many Keurig cups that I like the taste of, so this little doodad is great. I just fill it with my own ground beans and am left with a piping hot cup of coffee that I actually want to drink.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.88.

    5. An electronics-cleaning kit made of bamboo and recycled plastic. The set has everything you need to dust your device, dig crumbs out of your keyboard, and clean your screen. Now your gadgets won't look like a toddler just attacked them after craft time.

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    The kit comes with a dual-ended tool with a flexible silicone tip on one end, a brush on the other, and a screen cleaner.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.89.

    6. A tub of SKINFOOD 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.

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    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 $18.

    7. A pair of biodegradable bamboo deodorizers that'll keep your shoes from stinking up your entire home. They're packed with activated charcoal that prevents the buildup of harmful mould, mildew, bacteria, and fungi, so your feet will be healthier and happier, too.

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    "I tried them first on my favorite black boots that I wear daily. They had started to smell a little musty, and the odor was beginning to transfer onto my socks. Overnight, the smell had completely disappeared, leaving only a leather scent behind. To say I was shook is an understatement. The product description says the bags are reusable for up to two years; you simply air them out in the sun to rejuvenate 'em once in a while. I’ve been using the same pair now for six months, and they’re still highly effective." —Yi Yang (read their whole review here).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.95. Also available in a pack of four.

    8. 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 free of parabens and phosphates.

    Get a pack of 24 on Amazon Canada for $16.95. Also available in a pack of 64, and a fragrance-free option.

    9. A five-blade razor made from recycled ocean plastic that'll keep your bod stubble free (if that's how you roll). Reviewers say it gives a super-close shave and is more effective than drugstore alternatives.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.76+. Available in six colours and in packs of three.

    10. 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
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    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.

    11. A tub of dishwasher-cleaning pacs made without without perfumes, dyes, phosphates, or chlorine (aka the toxic stuff in most dishwashing products). They're biodegradable and reviewers say they don't leave streaks behinds.

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    Get a tub of 60 pacs on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    12. A ten-piece 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.

    Three meal prep containers holding orange slices, cucumber slices, and chicken wings
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $45.99. Available in six colours.

    13. A set of cruelty-free makeup brushes that are made from renewable bamboo and have luxury-quality bristles. Reviewers love how soft they are and say they don't shed at all.

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

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.97. Also available in a complexion kit and a travel kit.

    14. And a bottle of plant-based, paraben-free EcoTools makeup brush shampoo to clean them with. It's strong enough to get all the built-up gunk off your beauty tools, 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 $18.44.

    15. A jar of spearmint toothpaste that comes in a reusable glass jar, so you don't have to add more plastic packaging to your trash bin. Reviewers say it makes their pearly whites even whiter and leaves their teeth feeling dentist-level clean.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.89.

    16. A grunge-busting grout scrubber made of bamboo and recycled plastic. The curved design makes it easy to grip when you really want to put some elbow grease into your cleaning.

    A grout scrubber on a counter next to a faucet and towels
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.52.

    17. 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 $18. Also available with a lemon doodle.

    18. Or a five-pack of extra-large reusable nylon totes that fold up into tiny squares for easy storage. Reviewers say they're easy to refold and are sturdy enough to hold a ton of groceries (like, two of these bags hold what five regular grocery bags could carry).

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    Get a pack of five for $20.99. Available in five different mixed pattern packs.

    19. If you're really into ramen, a noodle bowl made of wheat straw fibre. It comes with a lid to keep your precious noods toasty warm and a rest for your phone, so you can stream shows while you slurp your soup.

    A person eating ramen while resting their phone on the built-in phone rest
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    Get it with a blue lid on Amazon Canada for $24.99. Also available with a green lid.

    20. A pack of unscented, biodegradable wet wipes that'll banish grime and odours. They're great for camping and outdoor adventures, because they won't create waste if you leave them behind after doing a number two.

    A child holding a wet wipe in a tree and a package of wet wipes on the ground
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    Get a pack of 32 wipes on Amazon Canada for $15.97.

    21. A budget-friendly fleece sweatshirt that uses 5% recycled plastic in its fabric and is totally pill resistant, so you don't have to worry about it getting messed up after a few washes. Because it's so cheap, it's a great choice for tie-dye experiments.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99+. Available in seventeen colours, and sizes S-5XL.

    22. A trio of zippered cloth pouches that you can use over and over again. They make great makeup bags, pencil cases, and snack pouches, but you can use them for just about anything.

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    The pack comes with three different sizes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.98.

    23. A set of colourful travel flatware, so that you don't have to waste a ton of plastic takeout cutlery. It'll also make your lunch situation the envy of all your coworkers when you finally return to your office.

    Four sets of travel flatware lined up next to each other
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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' 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 $15.55+. Available in six colours.

    24. A four-pack of microfibre face cloths that'll replace your single-use makeup wipes once and for all. 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.

    25. And 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 $11.99.

    26. 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 120 on Amazon Canada for $7.99. An unscented option is available.

    27. A bottle of 100% natural barbeque grill oil that's made with refined coconut oil, making safer alternative to cleaners that are packed with chemicals. It'll remove accumulated grease and residue from your grill to ensure that your favourite outdoor appliance stays fresh and clean.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99. Also available in a pack of two.

    28. Bars of solid shampoo and conditioner that are cruelty free and compostable. One shampoo bar is equal to three bottles of liquid shampoo and one conditioner bar is equal to five bottles of liquid conditioner, meaning they'll last you a lot longer than whatever you normally buy at Shoppers.

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    Get the shampoo (available in eight formulas) on Amazon Canada for $26.31 and the conditioner (available in two formulas) for $28.49.

    29. A pack of metallic stainless steel straws, so that you can sip your drinks in style without hurting any turtles. They're resistant to scuffs and scratches, meaning you don't have to worry about they getting banged around in your bag.

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    The set includes two gold, two rose gold, and two black stainless steel reusable drinking straws, as well as a cleaning brush and carrying pouch.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    30. 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 washcloths, 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 $17.99. Also available in packs of two and four.

    31. A pair of exfoliating konjac facial sponges that will help clear up your complexion, improve your skin texture, and rid your face of impurities. If you're lost, konjac is a plant, so these bad boys are 100% natural, vegan and biodegradable.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada $14.99 for two sponges.

    32. A bottle of Campsuds, an all-purpose cleaner that can be used as bath soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap, and pretty much anything else. It's made from all-natural ingredients and citrus-y scent that'll make everything you wash smell like a dream.

    A bottle of Campsuds on a table in front of a spruce branch
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.34.

    33. A set of mouldable beeswax food wraps that'll keep your food fresh for longer and eliminate your need for cling film. They're also a lot thicker, so they can hold more watery foods, like tofu, without any leakage.

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    They're made of organic cotton treated with jojoba oil and tree resin and work just like the alternative but are washable, reusable, and compostable.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $18.

    34. A tub of baking soda-free deodorant cream that smells downright delicious and is perfect for sensitive pits. It's packed with nourishing plant-based ingredients that'll condition your skin and neutralize odours, so you'll smell fresh from dawn til dusk.

    A tub of lavender deodorant cream on top of a tub of grapefruit deodorant cream
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    Get it in a grapefruit scent for $28.99. Also available in a lavender scent.

    35. A pack of scrub sponges made entirely from wood pulp that are gentle on your hands, but tough on messes. They come with two bonus scouring pads that are great for scraping off stuck-on bits of food.

    A person cleaning a pot, a lid, a plate, and a glass with a scrub sponge
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    Get a pack of 24 (plus two scouring pads) on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    36. And finally, a set of zip-sealed food storage bags that won't rip or tear like run-of-the-mill sandwich bags. Thanks to their leakproof design, you can store marinades and salad dressings in 'em, too.

    Six food storage bags filled with various snacks
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    These ones are made with zero BPA, chlorine, silicone and lead. Plus, they're freezer and dishwasher safe.

    Get a mixed pack of five on Amazon Canada for $10.20. Also available in a pack of six in green for $9.50.

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