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24 Products You'll Never Have To Throw Away

Reduce, reuse, recycle, people.

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1. These wool dryer balls that you can throw in as they are or add your favorite scented oil to.

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Sheep wool dryer balls will cut the drying time of your clothes, soften and fluff fabric, and reduce static. They also help bedsheets stay untangled and keep pet hair off your clothes.

Get a set of 6 on Amazon for $17.

2. This pee pad for your dog so you can train your pup and not have any of the extra garbage.

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This absorbent training pad can be thrown in the washing machine instead of the trash can. The uses are endless: Place it on the floor or on furniture, or use it as bedding protection. You can also use it as a crate and kennel liner, post-surgery underpad, food and water bowl placemat, or litter box mat. Its top sheet will absorb liquid, eliminate tracking, and control odors. It's also been tested for up to 300 washes.

Get a set on Amazon for $22.

3. These reusable food pouches that are adorable and affordable.

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Instead of buying expensive on-the-go products that add a ton of waste to the environment, you can fill up these dishwasher-friendly food pouches with your favorite applesauce, yogurt, or other mushy food, over and over again (saving you money and adding a little less waste to the world in the process).

Get a set of 6 on Amazon for $10.

4. This laundry detergent (which is basically just berries) that you can use over and over again.

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You can use a set of Eco Nuts up to 10 times! Technically, they aren't nuts, they're dried berries...but when these berries are agitated in water, they produce a naturally occurring surfactant called saponin, which gently cleanses laundry. Just throw 4-5 of them in the provided cloth bag and toss it in the washer with your clothes. You'll have laundry that comes out smelling fresh and clean and super soft.

Get them on Amazon for $11.

5. These produce bags... because you shouldn't only take shopping bags with you to the grocery store.

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The perfect place to throw all your fruits and veggies when you're in the produce section (replacing those plastic bags, which aren't always safe and definitely are wasteful).

Get a set of 5 on Amazon for $12.

7. Some period panties to replace your normal menstrual pad or tampon routine.

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Never think about remembering a tampon or pad again! This underwear not only looks cute (especially for period panties), but they'll catch your flow without any stress. If you're still not sure, check out this review!

Get them from Thinx starting at $24.

9. Some reusable wrapping paper to give the environment a gift along with the birthday boy or girl.

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Think about all the paper you throw away during the holidays...now multiply that by every year that you're alive. It's a lot! Supposedly, if every family in the US reused just 2 feet of ribbon every holiday season, we'd save nearly 38,000 miles of ribbon per year. That's enough ribbon to tie a bow around the entire planet! THE ENTIRE PLANET! And that's just the ribbon. If every US household wrapped just three presents in reusable materials each year, it could potentially save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.

Learn more here and get it on Amazon for $12.

12. A roll of "unpaper towels" to use for any and everything that you'd use the paper ones for.

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They come in a variety of designs, colors and sizes. They also fit perfectly around your existing paper towel holder.

Get it from mamamade on Etsy for $25.

13. A reusable face mask that'll get your skin glowing.

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This comfortable elastic silicon mask is perfect to replace your sheet mask during bath time. Using the warmth of the water, it easily becomes a steam mask for relaxing and getting that glowing skin. When done, just wash it and store for your next bath.

Get it on Amazon for $5.

14. Reusable maxi pads to help save the planet one period at a time.

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Okay, this may be pushing it for some people, but if you're willing to test the less-waste waters, these reusable maxi pads might be worth a try. They're machine washable and foldable, and they can easily take the place of your disposable ones.

Get a pack of 5 on Amazon for $26.

15. A poop bag that lets you flush your dog's poop down the toilet.

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This nylon dog waste sack allows the transport of your dog's poop to a toilet bowl so you can flush, not toss, it. Just plop it down as your dog is about to ~plop his down~ and then pull the draw string, transforming the disk into a bag. This reduces not just waste, but the amount of money you have to spend on plastic bags!

Get it on Amazon for $18.

16. An earwax cleaner to replace your Q-tips.

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This medical-grade earwax cleaner will get your excess earwax out (instead of pushing it deeper). They're effective, they're safe for cleaning out earwax, and they save on added waste.

Get them on Amazon for $11.

18. A washable straw that won't suck the life out of the environment.

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Did you know that the US alone uses enough straws in one year to fill up Yankee Stadium nine times? NINE times! That's like a bajillion straws. Help cut down on some of that by switching over to a reusable straw that you can thoroughly clean with the included brush.

Get a set of 8 on Amazon for $8.

19. A planter that lets you reuse water.

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So technically this isn't a planter in the traditional sense: It's a barrel that collects the water from your rain gutter (up to 50 gallons). Afterward, just connect your hose and use the water for other needs (like watering your plants or lawn). And if you're worried about overflow, it has a self-draining planter right on top that'll drain any water that won't fit.

Get it on Amazon for $84.

20. A menstrual cup to replace your tampons.

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It's a little intimidating to change your routine, especially when it comes to your period. But if you're willing to take the challenge, try a menstrual cup. Inserted just like a tampon, it sits comfortably in your vagina and can be worn for up to 12 consecutive hours. In addition, menstrual cups reduce the risk of TSS and, if cared for properly, last for years.

Get it on Amazon for $25.

21. Reusable red cups so you don't have to kill the party or the environment.

22. Some cloth wipes to clean your baby's bum with.

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When it comes to bodily fluids, no one wants to deal with all that grossness. But for those people able to stomach it, there are alternatives that could potentially have a huge economical advantage. These cotton wipes are a perfect example of that. Use them for diaper cleanups, as washcloths, and even around the house for other cleanups (probably not the same one for all three of those things). They're soft and absorbent and and can be thrown in the wash with your cloth diapers.

Get them on Amazon for $11.

23. A reusable K-Cup to get your single-cup brewing on.

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It's no surprise to anyone that K-Cups aren't great for the environment. In 2010, the New York Times reported just how bad, and in 2015 (during an interview with The Atlantic), the creator of the Keurig expressed similar concerns. But with this reusable K-Cup, there might be an answer! Just fill it with your favorite coffee and a get a single cup brewed in your Keurig machine without creating any additional waste.

Get it on Amazon for $9.

24. Reusable toilet paper.

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Okay, relax, we're just putting it out there. Before you totally dismiss the idea of reusable toilet paper: Consider the amount of money you'd save! And if you're already using cloth diapers, what's really the difference?

Get it from Remiusables on Etsy for $24.

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