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    Updated on 14 May 2020. Posted on 14 May 2020

    Only Eco-Conscious Aussies Will Appreciate These 17 Environmental Buys

    Short-term spending, long-term benefits.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This metal lunch box and snack pots to help you embrace the naked foods movement.

    Seed and Sprout / Via seedsprout.com.au

    There's no better way to take your lunch on the go than in a sturdy metal lunch box. They're lightweight to carry while keeping your food looking it's best — staying fresh to death.

    Buy for $99 from Seed and Sprout.

    2. These Pod & Parcel coffee pods which are 100% biodegradable and compostable.

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    Pod & Parcel are a revolution to the coffee-pod industry — they take beautiful, small-batch specialty coffee roasted in the coffee mecca, Melbourne, and put it into biodegradable, compostable coffee pods. So you don't have to live with the guilt of contributing to the glut of aluminium and plastic pod-waste.

    Buy a pack of 10, starting from $9.50 at Pod & Parcel.

    3. This reusable coffee cup, because it goes without saying, you should own one by now.

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    It's estimated that Aussies toss out one billion coffee cups each year, which is a pretty sobering statistic. You may have been leaving your cup at home during COVID-19 restrictions, but with some Aussie cafes reopening and welcoming back the humble reusable cup, it's past-time you got your hands around one.

    Buy for $26.95 from Amazon Australia, available in a range of colours.

    4. These reusable metal straws for your smoothies, coffees and other slurp-ables.

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    If you don't have stainless steel straws in your kitchen drawer are you even a millennial? These are both functional and environmentally friendly.

    Buy a pack of eight for $7.39 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This Eco Friendly Shopping Bag Set to step-up your grocery game.

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    Reusable shopping bags are a winning way to cut down on plastic usage and add a bit of sustainability to your grocery routine.

    Buy a set of six for $22.95 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This reusable face wipe, the Face Halo, which will remove every inch of make up with nothing but water.

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    Disposable wipes are a total waste of not only cash, but also environmental resources — and quite often end up in waterways, where they never degrade. Do yourself and the environment a favour, by investing in a reusable makeup remover, like the Face Halo.

    Promising review: "You can tell by my ~shook~ facial expression that I was blown away. I mean honestly, look at the state of my face and hair — do you think I'd allow this GIF to live on the internet if I wasn't genuinely impressed?

    The wipes are non-toxic, chemical free and recyclable, so BIG wins all 'round. Plus, you're doing your face a favour by not subjecting it to the toxins in that pack of two dollar wipes and it's a solid win for the environment, too."

    Hameda Nafiz

    Read Hameda's complete review here.

    Buy a pack of three for $30 from Amazon Australia.

    7. These reusable beeswax wraps which will let you say goodbye to one-use cling film.

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    One of the biggest sources of waste in our homes is the plastic we keep our food in. Beeswax wraps are natural, anti-bacterial alternatives which can replace both cling film and plastic storage containers.

    By a four pack for $25 from Amazon Australia.

    8. Or, if you're vegan, these vegetable wax food wraps.

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    All natural, sustainable and bee-friendly.

    Buy a three pack for $19 from Amazon Australia.

    9. These sustainable wipes that you can reuse again and again, instead of buying a three-pack of paper roll every month.

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    Breathe a little easier knowing you're doing your bit for Mother Nature.

    Buy a four pack for $32.80 from Amazon Australia.

    10. This foldable clothes rack that will let your clothes air-dry, without relying solely on your tumble dryer.

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    And honestly, in Australia, you never really have the excuse of "Oh, but it's just too cold."

    Buy for $129.95 from Amazon Australia.

    11. These compostable poop bags, because your pooch wants to do their bit for the environment too.

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    Your doggo would do it for you.

    Buy a pack of 270 for $15.50 from Amazon Australia.

    12. This stainless steel water bottle, because it's past-time you stopped buying plastic bottles.

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    It's 2020 and if you're still paying for plastic bottles of water you need to stop.

    Buy for $7.99 from Amazon Australia.

    13. This in-kitchen compost bin that will help you put your food scraps to good use.

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    The perfect natural fertiliser for your plant babies.

    Buy for $49.95 from Amazon Australia.

    14. These adorable sheep dryer balls mean you can finally ditch single-use dryer sheets, which are rather baaad for the environment.

    Amazon / Via amazon.co.uk

    Dryer sheets are wasteful AND they release harmful air pollutants. Luckily, these dryer balls do the same job as dryer sheets but are natural and reusable too.

    Buy a pack of six for $23.99 from Amazon Australia.

    15. These colourful, reusable baking cups that are a complete upgrade over disposable ones.

    Amazon

    They're non-stick, easy to use and can double as snack cups!

    Buy for $15.45 from Amazon Australia.

    16. These biodegradable loofahs as a substitute for regular sponges that you have to throw away.

    Amazon / Via amazon.co.uk

    Soft enough not to scratch your dishes, but with enough scrubbing power to tackle grease and grime, loofahs are a lot better for the planet than regular sponges. Each loofah sponge lasts for about six weeks and then the entire thing can be composted.

    Buy a pack of three for $15.49 from Amazon Australia.

    17. And finally, if you're looking to ditch disposable period products, this reusable menstrual cup.

    Amazon / Via amazon.co.uk

    Once you get the hang of a menstrual cup, you'll never go back to disposable period products that can linger in landfills for over 500 years. Reviewers love how comfortable these cups are and how they don't leak.

    Buy for $22.57 from Amazon Australia.