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    25 Eco-Friendly Products That'll Get You A Little Closer To Saving The Planet

    Make your life a little 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 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.

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    Get it on Simons for $13.

    2. 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 $89. Also available in ash and walnut finishes.

    3. A pack of wooden cotton swabs that are made of birch, so they're a lot easier on the environment. Time to kiss your regular Q-tips goodbye.

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    Get a pack of 60 on Simons for $1.99.

    4. A stylish stainless steel tumbler that'll keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot. It may also inspire you to make your own coffee instead of having a barista do it for you.

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    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $49. Available in yellow.

    5. A Stasher reusable silicone bag that'll help you minimize plastic waste and keep your prepped snacks or ingredients in one place. They're leakproof and can be used in the freezer, microwave, and even the oven (up to 400 °F).

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    "I recently ran out of plastic sandwich bags which lead to a discussion between my husband and I if we even really needed them in the house at all. We decided we did NOT and chose to try out reusable Stasher silicone snack bagsinstead. They've been great! They're super easy to clean, come in fun colors, and feature a really tight pinch-lock seal, so snacks stay fresh. We're definitely going to buy the sandwich bags as well. Welcoooooome to a plastic-free 2020!" —Heather Braga

    Get a sandwich-sized bag on Simons for $11.99. Also available in snack and itty bitty sizes.

    6. Or a set of cloth sandwich bags that are made out of recycled water bottles. They seal with zippers, so no morsels of food will sneak out.

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    Get a set of three on Simons for $26. Also available in food and floral prints.

    7. A fashion-forward utility suit that’s made of organic cotton and TENCEL Lyocell cellulose fibres sourced from eco-friendly forests. Look at you, being all stylish AND saving the planet.

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    Get it on Simons for $69. Also available in black.

    8. A set of bubble food-saver lids that you can stretch over bowls to seal in flavour. It comes with four different sizes that fit everything from cans of beans to giant mixing bowls.

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    You can even put them directly onto food to keep freshness locked in.

    Get a set of four from Simons for $30.

    9. A stick of natural deodorant that's packed with coconut oil and plant-based ingredients that'll regulate sweat, neutralize odours, and banish nasty bacteria. It has a beach-inspired scent, which is a lot nicer than those artificial scents in drugstore deodorants.

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    Get it on Kopari for $14.

    10. A biodegradable bullet vibrator, so that even your orgasms are eco-friendly. Reviewers say it's a great option for beginners and gets the job done in no time.

    It can be recycled after it's lived a full life (it fully breaks down within 47-90 days) and requires two AA batteries.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters Canada for $18. Available in three colours.

    11. 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.

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    Get a set of three on Simons for $16.

    12. A pack of soft and sustainable organic bamboo rounds that'll replace your regular old cotton pads and make removing your makeup a breeze. They're machine washable, so you can just throw them in with the rest of your laundry when they get dirty.

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    Get a pack of ten on Simons for $33.

    13. A ventilated compost bin with a charcoal filter to keep odours trapped in. Now you won't be faced with gross smells if you forget to empty it for a night or two.

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    If you're new to composting, here's BuzzFeed's full guide for beginners.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $59.

    14. A set of glass drinking straws that'll give your morning juice or ice coffee a stylish upgrade. If you hate the metallic taste of stainless steel straws, these are an awesome alternative.

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    Naturally, they're more fragile than stainless steel and silicone alternatives, so don't let them get bashed around in your bag.

    Get a pack of four with one cleaning brush and a carrying pouch for $16.

    15. A bottle of all-natural Aveda Stress-Fix oil that you can use on your body and scalp. It'll soften your skin and is infused with lavender and clary sage to help chill you the heck out.

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    The company uses wind-powered manufacturing, naturally-derived ingredients, and recycled packaging to help reduce its carbon footprint.

    Get it on Aveda Canada for $44.

    16. A collapsible reusable mug that's made of recycled materials and is totally leakproof. It's smaller than a fist when folded up, so you can just pop in in your bag or glove compartment when it's not in use. Later days, single-use cups.

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    It comes with a reusable straw that can be stored inside when it's folded up.

    Get it on Simons for $25.

    17. 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.

    18. A colourful 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'll never have to worry about forgetting to change a tampon or pad again.

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    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $49. Available in six colours.

    19. A set of 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.

    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 on Simons for $30. Also available in cacti and outdoor adventure prints.

    20. A lunch bowl that'll make any leftover soup, salad, or noodle dish look a hundred times prettier. The lid has a tiny hole to let steam escape when you're microwaving it.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters $12. Available in three colours.

    21. A pack of hemp drawstring tea bags that you can fill with your favourite blends. They're 100% biodegradable and come in recyclable packaging.

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    You can also use them as planter bags, if you want to start growing seedlings in your kitchen.

    Get a pack of 20 on DavidsTea for $5.

    22. A glass canteen with floral decals that'll help you stand out in a sea of stainless steel bottles. Not only does it look cute, but it'll save you from having to buy a single-use bottle every time you get thirsty.

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    Get it on Urban Outfitters Canada for $14. Available in three colours.

    23. An Origins foaming mask that's basically a green smoothie for your skin. It’s packed with good-for-you ingredients (like spirulina, spinach, and green tea) that’ll help detox your pores and make you feel cleaner than ever.

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    Get it on Sephora Canada for $38.

    24. A set of bamboo utensils, if you're trying to steer clear of plastics altogether. The flatware comes in a roll-up pouch that'll keep your utensils clean and organized while you're toting them around.

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    The set includes a fork, a knife, a spoon, a pair of chopsticks, a straw, a straw, cleaner, and a pouch.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $24.

    25. And finally, a durable, zero-waste utility bag that you can pack with produce, textbooks, and everything in between. It's made with vegan paper canvas that's safe to toss in the washing machine, so you don't need to stress about spills.

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    Get it on Simons for $20.

    Congrats on going a little greener!


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