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    Sep 17, 2019

    19 Money-Saving, Eco-Friendly Products That Are Less Than Than £20

    Lower your heating bills AND your carbon footprint.

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    1. It takes over 100 years for makeup wipes to break down, and most makeup wearers use multiple wipes per day. Try these reusable cloths instead.

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    Stop spending loads of money on makeup wipes and makeup remover solution (yep, these washcloths don't even require make-up remover solution). As an added bonus, these reusable pads are machine washable.

    Price: £14.99

    2. Shrink your water bill with this filtration shower head that somehow conserves water AND increases water pressure.

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    Most British people have to shower with hard water, which can coat your hair in a film. This shower head, in addition to conserving water, uses a mineral ball to remove metals, toxins, and minerals from your water, leaving your hair soft and smooth. It's also super easy to install: no tools required!

    Price: £15.69

    3. Periods are terrible, for you and the environment. Swap out your disposable sanitary pads for these reusable cloth ones.

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    Not-so-fun fact: single-use sanitary napkins take up to 800 years to decompose. That means if Queen Elizabeth I used pads during her time of the month, those pads would still be hanging around in a landfill.

    Price: £14.99

    4. Want to lower your electric bill? This energy saving plug can be scheduled to turn your electronics on and off.

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    It's so simple, yet brilliant. These money-saving plugs automatically deactivate devices based on a timer you set. This plug is perfect for Christmas lights, humidifiers, slow cookers, and other devices you only use for part of the day.

    Price: £9.99

    5. Bring your lunch to work in this microwave-friendly, bamboo bento box.

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    Eating out drains your bank account, even if you're just grabbing a sandwich on your lunch break. Try making your lunch at home and bringing it to work in a leak-proof bento box. Your savings account will thank you.

    Price: £14.99

    6. Preserve your food and help the environment by swapping your plastic wrap for these waste-free, reusable beeswax wrappers.

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    This organic beeswax wrap kills two birds with one stone: food waste and plastic consumption, both of which are MASSIVE problems. They wash easily, making them a low-maintenance way to go green and save money in the long term.

    Price: £12.70

    7. Instead of buying juices/smoothies in plastic containers, save some money by making your own with a blender.

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    Get your five-a-day without using loads of plastic. This dishwasher-safe blender comes with a 600ml reusable bottle, so you can take your smoothies on the go.

    Price: £19.99

    8. This hot water bottle with a plush cover will keep you cosy without running up your heating bill.

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    Placing a hot water bottle underneath the blankets is your grandma's best-kept secret.

    Price: £9.95

    9. Replace your tumble dryer sheets with these time-saving dryer balls.

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    Dryer sheets may make your laundry smell nice, but they can use chemicals that aren't so great for the environment (or your skin). These wool dryer balls naturally soften your clothes (without fabric softener), protect your skin from allergens, and reduce your drying time by 20-30%.

    Price: £12.99

    10. These biodegradable sponges are way more sustainable than traditional, synthetic sponges.

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    These natural sponges will last you four to six weeks and save you money on soap. They easily foam, so a little soap goes a long way.

    Price: £8.99

    11. A reusable water bottle is a no-brainer.

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    Stop spending money on plastic water bottles and invest in a reusable one! Not only do they look cool, they can keep your beverage cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.

    Price: £14.99

    12. This bestselling charger lets you use your batteries over and over again.

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    Batteries are a major pollutant (that's why you can't just chuck them in the bin). Reusable batteries majorly cut down on toxic batteries in landfills, reducing soil contamination and water pollution. Also, it means you can stop buying so many batteries!

    Price: £8.99

    13. Keep the cold out by applying draught proofing strips around your windows and doors.

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    Insulation is the first line of defence against the cold. Line your windows and doors with this draught-proof adhesive to keep your home warm and your bills low.

    Price: £7.99

    14. Reduce your meat consumption with a vegan cookbook.

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    Going meatless just one day a week does fantastic things for your carbon footprint (and your wallet). Try some fun, meatless recipes out with your friends!

    Price: £8.99 on Kindle, £11.92 paperback.

    15. These reusable produce bags are made with breathable, machine washable, and eco-friendly materials.

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    Nowadays, most supermarkets charge you for plastic bags. Avoid the 10p tax with these multipurpose produce bags you can use for the rest of your life.

    Price: £12.99

    16. These energy-saving light bulbs might be more expensive than their wasteful counterparts, but they'll last you so much longer.

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    These lightbulbs will last you ten years. That's the entire run of Friends. Monica could have bought one of these light bulbs when Rachel first moved in, and it still would have been working when she moved to the suburbs with Chandler.

    Price: £19.95 for 10.

    17. One shampoo bar lasts as long as two plastic bottles of shampoo.

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    Shampoo bars are super concentrated; while they're small, they can outlast most liquid shampoos. Plus, these shampoo bars are packaged entirely with recycled or recyclable materials. The bars come in Honey & Rosemary, Lemon & Seaweed, Rose & Jasmine, and Bamboo Charcoal & Marigold scents.

    Price: £7.99 depending on colour/size.

    18. Swap your plastic, disposable razors for this bamboo safety razor with replaceable blades.

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    Not only are safety razors better for the environment, they give a better shave.

    Price: £16.99

    19. Finally, grow your own herbs with this indoor herb garden kit.

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    A perfect gift for any culinary/plant enthusiast, this indoor garden will save you a trip to the supermarket and shrink your carbon footprint. After all, you can't go more local than your own kitchen.

    Price: £13.97