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    If You're Looking To Cut Down On Waste, Check Out These 40 Products

    Use what you have and when you're done, restock with these eco-friendly swaps.

    1. A pack of shockingly absorbent reusable Swedish dishcloths for an eco-friendly alternative to disposable sponges and paper towels. Unlike regular dishcloths, these can easily be sanitized in the dishwasher or microwave between uses so you know it's not harboring any unwanted germs.

    2. A pack of reusable silicone lids that have a seemingly endless list of uses. Top off a saucepan, store leftovers, keep food warm while cooking — all without needing to use any single-use plastic wrap!

    3. A pack of refillable K-Cups you can fill with your favorite coffee to save loads of money (and plastic).

    4. A printed washable sponge to replace the probably-kinda-smelly disposable sponge you're currently using. These work just as well, and can be tossed in the washing machine or dishwasher and reused again and again!

    5. Some reusable produce bags for cutting down your single-use plastic consumption at the grocery store or farmer's market! Plus, these have a drawstring closure, which is way more convenient than standing in the middle of the aisle trying to knot the top of those flimsy plastic bags.

    6. Reusable Stasher food storage bags so ditching those single-use plastic baggies is easy! These airtight pouches come in a range of sizes and are safe to use in the microwave and freezer. Then just toss 'em in the dishwasher for easy cleaning!

    7. A set of reusable shopping bags that fold up tiny enough to keep in a purse or backpack so you're always prepared to say no to the inevitable "Do you need a bag?" question.

    8. An easy-to-install Tushy bidet attachment for a true revo-loo-tionary toilet upgrade that'll keep your tushy in tip-top shape without the need for toilet paper.

    9. Or a Fohm dispenser if you're not ready to give up on TP entirely. It transforms any standard piece of toilet paper into a cleansing wet wipe for a more *booty-ful* clean that won't clog your toilet!

    10. Pair it with jumbo rolls of recycled toilet paper with no inks, dyes, or scents from a company that helps build toilets for those in need (they donate 50% of profits). You can even opt to have it sent to your home, just in case 2020's traumatic toilet paper shortage has left you looking for a nongrocery store alternative.

    11. A beginner-friendly menstrual cup for a one-and-done purchase you'll keep for years that won't fill up your trash or empty your wallet like other period products. Just imagine — no more emergency runs to pick up tampons because your period came early.

    12. Or try a comfortable pair of period underwear that'll make managing your flow as easy (and comfortable) as putting on underwear. These underwear have the ~absorbency powers~ of up to three regular tampons!

    13. A stainless-steel strainer and saucer set so you can ditch your single-use tea bags (many use plastic sealants and aren't biodegradable) and indulge in an eco-friendly tea time with tasty loose leaf teas.

    14. A compost bin for food scraps that's sleek enough to keep on the counter, but it doesn't have to stay there; it comes with a mounting bracket for the inside of cabinet doors!

    15. A makeup-erasing cloth to gently — but effectively — remove your makeup with just a little bit of water. Plus, it's reusable! Once it gets dirty, just toss it in the wash.

    BuzzFeed writer removing bright red lipstick with the makeup erasing cloth

    16. A pack of glass straws you can reuse again and again for all your sustainable sippin' needs! They're wide enough to easily drink your favorite smoothie (and cute to boot).

    17. A biodegradable phone case because have you ever thought about how many phone cases you've owned? Probably a lot — all of them made from plastic. These ones keep the sturdy protection and skip the plastic, so they won't be sitting in a landfill long after you've upgraded to the latest model.

    A green Pela iPhone case with a tree print and a tan Pela iPhone case with a boob print

    18. A wild sage and vetiver shampoo bar for cutting single-use plastics from your haircare routine without sacrificing on the color-safe, nourishing quality you've come to know and love from salon brands. 

    a hand holding a sudsy square shampoo bar
    Dip

    Dip is a woman-owned environmental awareness brand creating top-notch hair care that's so good, being plastic-free is just a fun bonus. Products are made locally in the USA and are suitable for ALL hair types. 

    This is not only my favorite shampoo bar, but my favorite shampoo — period. I am not fussy with my hair, so I tend not to notice subtle differences between shampoo formulas, but even I noticed how much better my hair felt and looked after using this shampoo bar and the corresponding plastic-free conditioner. So soft and SO much less frizzy, even when I let it air dry. Don't be deterred by the price. My partner and I are three months into our first bar and there is still PLENTY of life left, so do yourself a favor and try it yourself! 

    Get it from Dip for $24 (available in two sizes and in additional scents). 

    19. A rechargeable electric lighter that's windproof, splash-proof, portable, and just overall very nice to look at. No more empty lighters in the trash with this around!

    20. A roll of reusable bamboo towels if you're tired of wasting money on expensive, single-use paper towels. They're 100% machine washable, super absorbent, and one roll offsets up to 60 rolls of conventional paper towels so you can clean with a clear conscience.

    21. A S'well water bottle with a gorgeous teakwood finish that'll house all your on-the-go beverages without the single-use plastics. It's insulated to keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot with no leaking or sweating!

    22. A packable cutlery set so you never have to say "Oh, I forgot my reusable straw at home" ever again! That (and a whole lot more) fits in the included storage case for convenient carrying.

    23. A 3-in-1 tool that does the work of a dust-removing garment brush, pet hair-busting lint roller, and a heel-protecting shoehorn all in one. In this case, less really is more!

    24. A plastic-free food wrap made from biodegradable cotton and beeswax – unlike plastic wrap, it can be reused for up to a year before needing to be replaced.

    25. A no-frills bamboo toothbrush with soft charcoal brushes so you can actually follow your dentist's orders and swap your toothbrush every three months without piling up more plastic in the landfill. Over time, this all-natural brush will biodegrade and return to Mama Earth.