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    Just 20 Affordable Eco-Friendly Things You Should Probably Own

    Sayonara single-use goods.

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    1. A reusable swab with tiny ridges that gets every last piece of ear wax out of your ears! This replaces single-use cotton swabs and is travel-friendly too with its cute carrying case.

    A reusable swab in a case. The silicone swab portion is covered in tiny raised bumps

    2. A set of reusable food huggers so you can say goodbye to brown apple slices forever without having to dirty plastic bags or aluminum foil. This creates a seal around your fruits, veggies, and even cans so that you can replace your beloved cling wrap and still have super fresh goods.

    Green reusable food huggers on half an apple and jar of capers

    3. An easy-to-clean compost bin, because although composting can seem a bit daunting, this allows you to easily collect food scraps while you're preparing your next meal. Just keep this bin on your kitchen counter and take it to your community compost whenever it becomes full!

    4. A refreshing shampoo bar to help clarify the scalp and provide a fresh scent with delicious rosemary inside. This shampoo bar skips out on plastic packaging and lathers up like any other soap bar would.

    a person lathering the bar in their hand

    5. A set of 100% natural cellulose Swedish dishcloths, that are washable and reusable. These are perfect for wiping down counters, washing dishes, and even hand drying produce. Because yes, food prep *can* be this cute and sustainable!

    A model uses a lemon-printed Swedish dishcloth to dry off a piece of lettuce

    6. Reusable food storage bags, since you've already made the transition to a reusable lunch box, why not have a reusable sandwich bag, too?

    7. A set of wool dryer balls allowing you to say TTFN to single-use dryer sheets while still enjoying fluffy, lint-free fabrics for years to come.

    all six dryer balls in the dryer

    8. A pack of biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes that'll keep the whole family's teeth squeaky clean without ending up in landfills forever.

    9. A volcanic face roller TikTok is going gaga over. This is great if you're always blotting your face with disposable tissues — this face roller soaks up excess oil throughout the day and is washable, making it a great sustainable blotting option!

    10. A sink brush cleaning set, because you might not realize, but plastic cleansing brushes are, well, plastic, which can be harmful when they end up in landfills. This brush set is completely compostable and recyclable, which cuts down on waste immensely and still gets all your dishes beautifully clean.

    the three scrubbers on a plate

    11. An eco-friendly bidet allowing you to make sure that your tush is extra clean while minimizing the amount of single-use toilet paper you use throughout the day. Trust me, you'll never go back.

    The bidet on a toilet

    12. A cleaning kit that includes glass bottles you'll have forever and different cleansing tabs that you simply dilute in water to reap their benefits. This'll replace most toxic chemicals in your home, from kitchen cleaners to glass cleaners, even your multi-purpose cleaner and hand soap.

    the full set on a counter

    13. A makeup eraser, because you love your eyeshadow and mascara, but likely don't love the process of removing everything at the end of the day. This super-soft towelette removes makeup with just some warm water and light scrubbing for a clean face that's ready for its skincare routine. Bonus: this lil' baby is washable, making it perfect for those looking to kick face wipes to the curb.

    14. A vacuum-insulated thermos if you need more than a cup or two of coffee to fully wake up. This thermos keeps hot drinks HOT and cold drinks cold all. day. long. So no matter where the day takes you, from the office to the hiking trail, you can have your piping hot coffee or ice-cold water on hand in this reusable and super cute thermos.

    15. A pack of reusable stainless-steel straws that cost just about the same as a pack of plastic straws but are less harmful to the environment. These straws are perfect if you simply cannot have an ice-cold drink of any kind without a straw (same) but your heart hurts tossing them in the trash when you're done. With this pack, you can keep some straws at home, some in your car, and even some in your bag so you're never wanting for a sippy device again.

    16. An oven scrub cleaner, because there's nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your almost-ready roast in the oven through a clean oven window. But, if built-up grease is hazing your vision, consider this earth-friendly oven scrubber to tackle grease and burnt bits!

    the oven scrubber next to a metal scrubber

    17. A set of heavy-duty, reusable paper towels — let's face it, paper towels are amazing to use when storing fresh fruits and veggies in the fridge but can really hurt our 'lil planet. This reusable option is perfect for placing inside of produce Tupperware, where it can soak up any mold-causing moisture while adhering to your sustainable lifestyle.

    a person washing a watermelon with the paper towel

    18. A tin of toothpaste tabs if you enjoy adding sensorial experiences to common parts of your daily routine! These toothpaste tabs are super cool and easy to use — simply bite into them until the tab creates a foam and then scrub! You now have a cool and fun way to brush your teeth while saying goodbye to plastic toothpaste tubes!

    19. A box of stain and odor laundry detergent pods, because traditional detergents can add some nasty chemicals into your community's water supply (no thx!). These pods are earth-friendly, and smell citrusy and clean, all while working hard to remove the remnants of last night's dinner from your T-shirt!

    the pod in front of its package

    20. And a set of eucalyptus sheets that I adore since I'm a pretty hot sleeper. These sheets keep me cool, feel super silky soft on the skin, and are sustainably sourced!

    the sheets in white

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