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    33 Long-Lasting Products To Swap Out For The Disposable Things In Your Life

    Saving the world, one reusable platypus-shaped tea infuser at a time.

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    1. A sweet lil' purple reusable Keurig cup designed to work universally in all of its models, so you can not only avoid plastic waste from the disposable cups, but you can save a whoooole lotta dough on expensive K-Cups you've been buying in bulk.

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    Psst — these also work on tea!

    Promising review: "These are WORLDS better than the other ones out there. First off, you get four and you really don't need four. These are built with such a fine mesh, that the coffee and the loose tea I put in them don't end up into my cup. Minimal cleaning and maintenance especially compared to the other designs on the market. These are affordable and much easier and CLEANER to work with. I'd recommend these to any Keurig owner looking to stop wasting all of the plastic (and $$$) on K-Cups and start using their own coffee/tea." —Hannah Simon

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. A set of three adorable, machine-washable Swedish dish cloths that are super absorbent and designed with a cross-hatch pattern for easier scrubbing. Each one of these can replace over a DOZEN paper towel rolls. The Brawny paper towel man is shaking.

    Model using a blue and white linen dish cloth to clean a counter
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    Promising review: "I originally picked these up to use in lieu of nasty nasty dishrags that invoke my inner THIS IS NOT CLEAN demon. Since then, I have used them for everything from cleaning the kitchen to wiping up spills. After use, just toss in the wash and they are ready to go again. They are the perfect size and do an excellent job on every task to which I have applied them. They come in a variety of fun prints and I have yet to wear one out. Paper towel usage has taken a real nosedive, which is a good thing given its relative scarcity at present." —sandra simpson-kraft

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 12 prints).

    3. A rose gold rechargeable electric lighter you can use to replace all your old gas ones. This one is not only chic as heck, but completely flameless, and made with a long stem so you can use it to light gas burners and larger candles without dealing with an open flame.

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    This also comes in other pretty colors, but I am especially partial to this one because I bought it for my parents (their kitchen is entirely pink and one of my favorite places on Earth), and this was SO EASY to use — not to mention super safe! I'm a big weenie about fire (LOL, self-preservation) so I've always stuck to extended-arm gas lighters, but this is much better for the environment (plus cuter), so I feel a lot better about using it. You can read my full review of the Leejie electric lighter for more deets!

    Promising review: "BUY IT NOW. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEEEE this item. Firstly, it's rechargeable, so no more purchasing of matchboxes, or of liquid to put in the click starters, which is way better for being green! I also love that it has an on/off switch. so I never have to worry about something bumping it and it turning on, or me grabbing it funny and turning it on while I pick it up. I've never had to charge yet, and its been working for regularly lighting Bath & Body three-wick candles since my purchase earlier this month. I no longer have to deal with multiple matches to light one candle, or the matchstick breaking and needing to hold it close to the flame. The product offers plenty of distance for lighting wicks, I purchased the rose gold version, and the color is very pretty, and the item is pretty compact. It's just slightly larger than a Pilot multi-ink pen." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five colors).

    4. A pair of comfy period-proof underwear designed to hold two tampons' worth of period blood that will save you a ton of bucks on pads and tampons in the long run — not to mention on replacement underwear from pairs that couldn't handle stains from leakage.

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    They're also ideal for overnight protection (you can pair them with a pad if you have a heavy flow) and for people who are worried about leakage during sports or physical activities. I personally always wear either these period-proof undies or the ones from Thinx when I go on runs on my period, and it has been a MASSIVE godsend. Also, unlike your regular undies, you don't have to scrub the blood out of these. They're designed so it rinses right out in the sink with soap and warm water, and can get tossed in the washer and dryer from there.

    You can read the rest of my review on Bambody period underwear for more deets!

    Psst — reviewers love these undies, but suggest sizing up!

    Promising review: "These are WONDERFUL!! They are super comfortable, soft, have a mild compression to them, breathable, great coverage, not bulky at all, and super absorbent!! You don’t get that metallic blood scent coming through either which I was super skeptical about. So the packaging states that they recommend using these as a backup to another period product like a cup, but I tested the hell out of these babies for my entire period as the only form of protection and left my cup in its drawer. I’m in my 30s. I’m not a super-heavy bleeder but I do have fairly heavy days. For the test I used one panty per day (24 hours) and never once had a leak, wetness feel, smell, felt uncomfortable or had bulkiness. When I rinsed them out in the sink after the 24-hour test the amount of blood was astonishing. As you rinse it there’s definitely that old blood kind of metallic smell. Then I just washed them on the gentle cycle and air dried them. Super easy, does take a long time to air dry though. I’ll likely buy more so that I can have daytime and nighttime sets." —Becky

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in sizes XS–6XL, two colors, and in three-packs).

    5. A chic glass-based, silicone-topped reusable coffee cup made with all sustainable and recyclable materials and designed to fit neatly under at-home coffee machines, so you can grab and go.

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    Promising review: "I am the kind of person who loves to order large drinks but never finishes them. I bought this as a way to not only save on the amount of plastic/paper cups I use, but as a way to ensure that I will actually drink whatever beverage I am purchasing. I mainly use this for coffee and tea, but I love how easy it is to clean. I love that the mouth part is silicone, making it easy to clean and easy to drink out of it. It is a great reusable little mug that easily fits in my purse and in my car cup holder. I highly recommend this product!" —Barbra

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in seven colors).

    6. Or for people on the move, a reusable Starbucks cold cup to replace the disposable ones (sorry to the Starbucks mermaid!!). Honestly, you deserve to have all the magic of Disney at your literal fingertips when you chug your cold brew in the morning anyway.

    A model holding a clear Starbucks cold cup with a purple Disney castle and Minnie Mouse design on it
    For The Love Of Pixie Dust

    For The Love Of Pixie Dust is a New Jersey–based, woman-owned small business that specializes in Disney-themed cups and accessories — you can check out the rest of their Disney-themed cup designs (including a new dessert-inspired line!) for LOTS more inspo.

    Get it from For The Love Of Pixie Dust for $19 (enter the name you want on the cup on the product page).

    7. A pretty pink, super-soft Makeup Eraser to spare you from buying cotton swabs and washcloths with short lives — this long-lasting version wipes makeup right off your face with nothing but water and a gentle scrub. (I've personally had mine for a year and it's still going strong!)

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    It's got two sides — one that can wipe off all your makeup with water and a light scrubbing, and another that exfoliates your skin. Plus, all you have to do when you're done using it is wet it and hang it up to dry! I can hear your pores singing from here.

    Promising review: "THIS. THING. IS. AMAZING. I have literally never had clearer skin. It does exactly what it says it does: erases your makeup. Waterproof or not, it all goes away with just a little water and a little bit of scrubbing. I will forever be amazed by this. Never buying another makeup remover product again." —Brittany

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the Makeup Eraser for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $18.89 (available in five colors).

    8. A 42-page Rocketbook Fusion reusable notebook that works the same way all their products do — you can write on its pages the way you would a regular notebook, upload the page onto your devices, and wipe the notebook clean with water to use all over again. Bonus: You can get it in a bunch of fun colors 🌈.

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    This notebook includes lined and grid pages in addition to planner, calendar, and brainstorming pages, so it covers all your doodling and planning needs.

    Promising review: "Loving using less paper. Got this product when transitioning to work from home. I am a math teacher and was using a lot of paper to write notes and to do lists, show students how to do problems, etc. This is amazing. Thinking about getting a class set for next year." —Alecia Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $37 (available in eight colors).

    9. A reusable microfiber Swiffer mop pad that reviewers love not only because it's ready for action again right after a wash cycle, but because it picks up a *ton* more dirt, gunk, and debris than the disposable mops do.

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    Promising review: "I bought these for the same reasons most do — to be more environmentally friendly. I like the size of my Swiffer Sweeper, but always felt like I wasn't getting my floors fully clean. We recently got a new apartment, and I always like to deep clean before we do any major moving. I used them dry and wet. I've always been disappointed with how the disposable pads from Swiffer (barely) picked up dog fur and crumbs, but as you can see in the picture it picked up so much! This was already after using a traditional broom. Then using them wet with diluted Mrs. Meyers cleaning concentrate — wow! The water was BLACK by the time I was all done with our downstairs area. They were so easy to Velcro on and off, wet or dry. Once I was all done, getting them off and doing a quick rinse wasn't hard at all. I love that I am supporting a small family business with all the convenience of Amazon. I will definitely buy again (if i ever have to). I am so excited to use these for years to come and have a cleaner house than I ever have before!!" —Kathryn Willer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    10. Plus a reusable Swiffer duster head to save money and waste on replacements —this is made with a nonfraying fleece fabric built to pick up dust more effectively and at a broader range than the OG version, thanks to the static it naturally generates.

    Cut up fleece fabric swiffer heads in different color combinations
    TS Designs/Etsy

    TS Designs is a Michigan-based Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in home products and country, rustic, and vintage-styled gifts and decor.

    Psst — the seller notes that this works best with Swiffers with the yellow handle, but also is compatible with the blue handle. You should avoid using fabric softener when washing this duster so it won't lose its static cling.

    Promising review: "Great washable duster replacement tops. They vacuum off and wash up easily, and they grab dust and cobwebs every bit as well as the disposable ones I was using. Considering it means putting a bit less into landfills and also saving money in the long run, I only wish I had bought these years ago, sincerely. Also they shipped very promptly and arrived sooner than expected, so that was a pleasant surprise. Thanks!" —otherlings

    Get it from TS Designs on Etsy for $5 (available in 10 colors).

    11. A set of pastel rainbow silicone cupcake liners for the avid bakers of cupcakes, mini quiches, and bite-sized goodies who don't want to go through disposable paper liners 🧁🌈.

    Liners in a pan that are pink, purple, yellow, green, and blue
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    These are also super handy because they stay upright on flat pans, so you don't even need to buy cupcake pan to make cupcake-shaped goodies! They're also designed for easy release and are dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe.

    Promising review: "Love these!! I have bought several sets, and including as gifts. They are totally nonstick. After use, you do have to wash them in hot soapy water to remove all grease. They take quite a while to dry — like water just sticks to this surface. I leave them out overnight, all separated and they are dry by morning. I make breakfast muffins (like crustless quiches). With egg, a nonstick muffin pan still sticks and requires way too much work." —jcavalon

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. A set of silicone stretch lids for all the leftovers stashed in cups, bowls, and even Instant Pot accessories — not only will it keep it fresh longer than a disposable plastic cover, but it's machine washable as well!

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    Promising review: "These things are super useful to have in the kitchen and have allowed us to cut way back on the amount of plastics we use. Probably one of the slickest uses my wife came up with is using the smaller one to cover the cut side of an onion. Also useful for covering open cans and leftover bowls. I thought they would be a nightmare to clean but just rest it topside down on your palm and run a soapy dishbrush around it, rinse, and you’re good to go." —Gman

    Get a set of 14 in various sizes from Amazon for $15.99.

    13. A set of reusable silicone Stasher bags you can get in a ton of bright, fun colors and different sizes to help significantly cut down your plastic use, saving both your money *and* the environment. Plus, these work in more than just the fridge — they're freezer- and microwave-safe, too.

    A transparent aqua Stasher bag full of fruit
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have been using these for about two years and let me tell you, they look like the day I bought them! I was using them for school lunches, but now with the stay-at-home orders, I’ve begun making batches of rice and pasta and freezing those with these bags. They work great and heat up in the microwave beautifully. No damage to the bags at all! I actually ordered some more just to have plenty on hand since I’m using more of them now than in the past. I have tried other brands of reusable storage bags that got pitted and messed up in the microwave. These may cost a little more, but they are almost indestructible and last a long long time! Did I mention you can throw them in dishwasher? Just open the bag and fit it onto the upper rack spikes and they wash up great. I just shake them out and let them air dry. I’m not using plastic bags anymore! Thanks for the great product." —John S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes and eight colors).

    14. Or a kid-friendly version, aka these stand-up silicone containers perfect for stashing and grabbing snacks — they zip up to stay fresh, but are lidless to avoid spilling mishaps (and, of course, the losing of the lids, which is a time-honored sport among all children in strollers).

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    Promising review: "Cute and very easy to clean. I normally don’t like silicone because it holds onto fuzz and different things. This one doesn’t. And my daughter loves it. She’s brings it to me when she wants a snack and says meow. It’s also easy enough for her to close herself." —Blackwood789

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four styles or in a four-pack).

    15. A food storage box that folds discretely into a bag so if you ever find yourself with leftovers, you don't have to use Styrofoam or paper boxes — you can just pop it in this and be on your merry sustainable way.

    The Grommet

    Uhmm is a small business established in 2017 that specializes in sustainable, eco-friendly products. This is made from 100% recyclable materials, is dishwasher-safe, and can also fold out as a plate if you're trying to go waste-free at fast-casual restaurants!

    Promising review: "This is a great lightweight takeout container that I can put in my purse for when I go out eating at a restaurant so that I don't have to use restaurant single-use plastic takeout containers." —Victoria

    Get it from The Grommet for $24.95 (available in four colors).

    16. A set of delightfully rainbow reusable metal straws complete with a traveling case and cleaning brush, so you can not only replace disposable straws, but do it with ~style~.

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    Promising review: "I bought these straws because I am very conscious of the amount of waste I create and try to do my best to minimize it. I just got these but I can already tell I love them. I love that they give you multiple different sizes, and they also include two cleaning brushes which makes cleaning them a breeze. I also just put them in the dishwasher if I'm feeling lazy. Great straws for the environmentally conscious!" —Kimberly

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $7.99

    17. Or a sleek, compact reusable straw keychain, so you can help save the environment AND make it that much easier to find your darn keys when you're rooting around for them in the abyss of your purse.

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    The container even comes with an itty-bitty straw cleaner so you can get even more long-term use out of it — and, more importantly, a silicone tip so you can use it on warmer drinks or hot days that might heat up the metal.

    Promising review: "I bought this in an effort to be less wasteful with the plastics and also because I can NEVER find a straw when I need one — and this knocked it out of the park!! The awesome oil-slick coloring on the straw? Amazing! It collapses and opens smoothly and the little telescoping cleaner brush is fabulous! Everyone in my office is jealous and now wants one too." —Ashe

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available in 10 colors).

    18. A set of animal-shaped silicone tea infusers to cut down on your single-use tea bags and the wrappers they come in. (Tag yourself, I am the platypus.)

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    Promising review: "I thought these looked too good to be true, but I gave it a shot and I'm seriously in love. They are so CUTE, so easy to use and clean (seriously, just turn inside out and rinse off, takes one second), and such an awesome price. I kept the entire box for myself and just ordered two more to use for gifts." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $15.99.

    19. A no-waste dish block you can keep on the side of your sink and rub your brush into — it'll create suds that cut through residue and grease *and* keep all your dishes streak-free and squeaky clean (plus no more wasting plastic on dish soap!).

    No Tox Life

    Psst — you can also use this to spot treat laundry, stains on the carpet, and take labels off jars!

    No Tox Life is a mother/daughter–owned, Texas-based Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in vegan, bath, body, and home care.

    Promising review: "So happy to find the shipping material was also plastic-free. This is my first dish bar that I’ve tried and I’m really pleased! I cut it up into four so I don’t have the whole block out (cut with a serrated knife when it’s fully dry). I use it with a bristle brush and it washes nicely! Sufficient suds and cuts grease, too. I am sold and will fully switch from liquid dish soap to this." —MM

    Get it from No Tox Life on Etsy for $9.98 (psst — this item ships for free!).

    20. A set of adorable, long-lasting Bee's Wrap food wraps that not only prevent food waste with a body warmth-activated wax sealing that keeps produce and leftovers fresh, but will save you money on one-use plastic alternatives, too.

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    Promising review: "These beeswax wraps are so much better than plastic wrap for storing hard and semisoft cheeses. Now our cheese never starts getting moldy before we have a chance to finish it. We’re cutting down our plastic usage more and more, and these wraps are much more eco-friendly. (We just need to do more to protect the bees.) Closing the wrap is quick and easy. It takes just a second or two, using just some pressure and the warmth from your hands. As long as you remember to rinse these reusable wraps in cold (not warm or hot) water, they last a long time. So, although the up-front cost is significantly higher than plastic wrap, the per-use cost is reasonable." —Mr. Schindel

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (check out all the patterns and packs available on the Bee's Wrap Amazon storefront).

    21. A set of five machine-washable, rip-proof, suuuper-colorful grocery bags to replace your use of plastic and paper bags. Plus, they fold into neat little squares so you can easily keep them in your car, purse, or bag!

    Reviewer image of colorful bags full of groceries in a trunk
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    Promising review: "I’m very impressed with these bags. I took two of them into Target today for groceries, and ended up only needing to use one. These bags can hold a lot of items. They are strong, easy to clean, and fold up into the attached pouches within seconds. I store mine in my center console of my car. I have been promoting these to my friends and family, and they are already making purchases. These are worth every penny." —Cuesta Verde

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 11 color combinations).

    22. A sleek rose gold waste-free safety razor — these are designed to last a lifetime, so you don't have to waste disposable ones anymore. The only thing you need to replace are the double-edged razor blades, which are designed to give you a close (gentle!) shave to prevent ingrown hairs and skin irritation.

    A reviewer holding up the razor
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    Promising review: "This is my first safety razor; I could not stand the expensive, wasteful replacement cartridges anymore. The shaving has worked well for me as a beginner. I am no expert, but I would say this is a not too 'aggressive' razor, as it is quite hard to cut yourself with it. The illustrated user manual that comes with it is perfect to make sure to know how to use the razor at best. I am now slowly mastering this traditional shaving style and it is great. I like the blade-changing mechanism, which generally doesn't work its way loose, and I like the gunmetal color. The safety razor stand that comes with the safety razor is a great plus as it looks good and is very handy. As recommended, I purchased Astra Platinum blades with it, and change the blade every three months or so." —Corentin

    Get it from Amazon for $19.49.

    23. A silicone baking mat for your sheet pan, so you can roast giant batches of veggies with all your favorite sauces and seasonings without wasting parchment paper to prevent a big ole mess.

    A reviewer's vegetable and mozzarella sticks cooking on a sheet pan
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    Promising review: "I like to do what I can to reduce my carbon footprint but I don't want to make my life unnecessarily difficult or ineffective. These mats allow me to eliminate the use of foil or parchment paper on my baking sheets, thereby saving money and being that much less potential product in the landfill. So far I have baked breadsticks and roasted vegetables on them, and they work like a charm. The heat distribution is great and they're nonstick without using spray or oil. If I had a complaint, it would be that they're a little hard to clean by hand due to how bendy and flexible they are and the fact that oil and grease seems to want to stick to it like a magnet. It isn't a big deal, though, and I'll be buying more of these." —Michelle Daniels

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.44.

    24. A Bacon Sponge, aka a miracle towel that absorbs ten times its weight in liquid and will pretty much gobble up all your bacon grease before you can blink. Now you don't have to sacrifice half a paper towel roll when the fam wants BLTs!

    Pile of bacon sitting on the quilted cloth
    Green City Living/Etsy

    Green City Living is a Colorado-based Etsy shop established in 2012 that that specializes in reusable and eco-friendly home goods, with 2.5% of sales donated to the Climate Emergency Fund

    Promising review: "These are amazing!!! They work! And no stains!!! I was concerned that since I don’t use Dawn or a big-name-brand dish soap, my Earth-friendly soap might not cut the grease as well, but that was not the case! My Bacon Sponge is perfectly clean and spotless! I love it! So glad I ordered two! I couldn’t be more pleased!!!" —cattealover

    Get it from Green City Living on Etsy for $12

    25. A Soda Stream so you can recreate (and improve upon!) all your favorite sodas and seltzers without sheepishly dumping eight zillion cans into the recycling every week.

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    This set includes a sparkling water maker, 60-liter CO2 cylinder, and a 1-liter BPA-free reusable carbonating bottle.

    Psst — you can read our full Soda Stream review for more deets!

    Promising review: "I'm saving so much money! I have been curious about Soda Stream since 2008, but they were a bit pricy and at the time I was not a sparkling water connoisseur. It was VERY easy to assemble. The instructions didn't even need to have words. It takes a couple of times to get the hang of how long to hold the button to get the optimal level of fizz. I didn't purchase any flavorings, but I already had some water-enhancing drops and I really enjoyed it. I highly recommend this because it is a great opportunity to eliminate wasteful purchases (canned drinks and bottled water). Also, it's really neat that you can do a CO2 exchange rather than purchasing new cartridges and throwing them away." —Dana R.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    26. A set of reusable food huggers so you can rescue your half-eaten apples and peppers from a soggy fate *without* wasting another Ziploc bag (or taking a full reusable bag out of commission).

    Green reusable food huggers on half an apple and jar of capers
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    Promising review: "These are great, got them as a gift for my mom and she absolutely loves them. No more soggy veggies in aluminum foil or Saran Wrap, and the produce gets used a lot faster because it is more visible." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five colors).

    27. A set of chemical-free, naturally activated charcoal and bamboo air freshening bags you can use to eliminate odors in your home instead of getting wasteful plug-ins every month or using sprays.

    A small pyramid-shaped deodorizing bag perched on a couch in front of a dog
    Amazon

    To keep these super effective, you should leave the bags out in the sun for an hour or two every month, which helps remove the absorbed odors and moistures to activate so they can keep doing absorbing up more!

    Promising review: "These work! Rooms smell fresher. I have asthma and multiple allergies, so air fresheners are toxic for me. Placed one of these in that bathroom, near the cat box, in the closet, and in the kitchen. It took a few days, but all damp and pet odors are gone! And they're these cute little, discreet, neutral bags that aren't covered with logos or odd designs. They fit in anywhere. Highly recommend!" —Ellemphs

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $22.99 (clip the "$2 off" coupon on the product page for this price).

    28. An internet-beloved time-marked water bottle you can get in a bajillion different colors so not only will you prevent plastic bottle waste, but you'll stay hydrated during the day without it feeling like a total chore. A lot of reviewers mention how easy it is to access the mouthpiece by popping a lil' button on the lid, too.

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    Promising review: "I love the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9-oz packages water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car's cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours, too." —Alicia

    Get it on Amazon for $18.99 (available in 13 colors).

    29. A popular water-resistant Under Armour face mask that's wayyyy comfier and more breathable than the disposable ones — this is designed to sit off your lips, giving you plenty of room to breathe without getting fabric sucked into your mouth. It's also made with the company's Iso-Chill fabric, so it doesn't overheat despite being bulkier than other masks.

    BuzzFeed editor in a black face mask that protrudes slightly off the face
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Hey, there's my face again! This mask has the approval of a *ton* of runners and athletes in its reviews, but also runners IRL. I run in Central Park four days a week and I am constantly seeing other runners in this mask. I have two of them in my own run rotation, and I'm impressed not only by how well they stay in place and don't get over-sweaty and gross on long runs, but by how well they wash up and maintain their shape. The straps are super soft on your ears, too. I've gotten to used to straps chafing on longer runs that I was surprised by what a difference this made. I also recently traveled cross country by plane wearing mine, and a lot of other reviewers praised it for being comfy on long flights! I gifted one of these to my dad for Christmas, too, and it's his go-to for walks and errand running. It's just an overall easier mask to breathe in (while still maintaining a tight fit and keeping the people around you safe!).

    Type Of Fit: Around-the-ear loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Iso-Chill fabric

    Shipping Time: Standard shipping

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in five sizes and six colors; for reference, I'm wearing the Small-Medium above).

    30. A set of glass meal prep containers so you can finally kick the habit of using plastic containers without half as much durability. Bonus: These are also safe in the oven and the microwave, meaning you can cook, reheat, and eat out of 'em without ever bothering to go find a plate (and these lids are tighter than the Pentagon).

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    Promising review: "Perfect for eco-friendly meal prep. I was looking to use less plastic and more glass in my meal storage which is why I ended up buying this set. The glass is thick and really durable, the lids fit snugly and everything is dishwasher safe. I feel better knowing I don't have chemicals leaching into my food. Well-made product." —HoorayForCoffee

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $25.99.

    31. A reusable bamboo pee rag (dubbed a "Wander Wipe") you can use on long hikes or camping trips to avoid wasting toilet paper — it's specially designed with a waterproof exterior to keep your hand from getting wet, and a foldable interior to keep the inside from getting exposed.

    Two square-shaped pee rags with stats showing they're waterproof, made with sustainable bamboo, and black on the inside to hide stains
    Wander Woman Gear/Etsy

    Because it's made of bamboo, it's also super soft, absorbent, and will last a lot longer over time. The inside fabric is black so it'll hide stains not just from pee, but period blood, too.

    Wander Woman Gear is an Oregon-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in eco-friendly reusable pee cloths.

    Promising review: "Add to cart! I got this for a trip to Alaska and it saved my butt, literally! I kept it hanging from my waistpack and had zero issues and it was always ready to go. This product is constructed in such a way that the side that touches your body is never exposed. I love that this eliminates the need to pack TP! It totally made my trip." —Nikki Perritt

    Get it from Wander Woman Gear on Etsy for $17 (available in six colors).

    Psst — this item ships for free!

    32. A set of organic bamboo washable nursing pads for leakproof, comfy protection *without* the extra waste of disposable versions. They're even backed with a waterproof layer to keep clothes dry!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Would highly recommend for breastfeeding parents. I’ve tried the Lasinoh stick-on nursing pads as well as the Bamb00bies brand. While the latter was more preferable of the two, neither compare to these reusable bamboo nursing pads! I love that I just invest in the beginning and can use these day in and day out. Much cheaper in the long run as compared to buying disposable. They feel so plush and soft, which was a game changer when I was experiencing those first few weeks of chafing and tenderness. They absorb a good amount of milk, too! I’ve tried saturating them under the tap, and I was amazed!! It soaked up WAY more than I anticipated and only leaked through the front when I wrung out the water. Still super soft and absorbent after six months of heavy use." —Sincerely, We

    Get a set of 14 from Amazon for $15.96.

    33. A set of reusable swabs designed to be the last ones you'll ever need, whether you're using them on your ears or to touch up your makeup.

    A reviewer image holding the case with two Q-tips, one with a pointed edge and one with a rough edge
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    Promising review: "Been looking to get a product like this for a long time to replace the use of all the cotton Q-tips that I use and these are great! They come in a small little sturdy container and are all well made. These are perfect for travel and are very easy to use. They work just about the same as a regular Q-tip. They also are very easy to clean and seem that they will work awhile. I love that there are multiple swabs with different textures for different uses, too. Great product." —Michelle

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

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