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    20 Small And Reusable Products That You Can Keep In Your Bag

    Your bag just got a little more eco-friendly.

    1. A set of stainless steel utensils that are both aesthetically pleasing and super functional. You can use them to eat your lunch instead of the single-use plastic ones, and they come with a little container, so you can carry around them with you.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.55+. Available in seven colours.

    2. A silicone food bag, if you want to take your favourite munchies to go. It has an airtight seal that'll keep your snacks from leaking, so you won't have to clean up crumbs or fruit juice from the bottom of your bag later.

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    "I recently ran out of plastic sandwich bags which lead to a discussion between my husband and me if we even really needed them in the house at all. We decided we did NOT and chose to try out reusable Stasher silicone snack bags instead. They've been great! They're super easy to clean, come in fun colors, and feature a really tight pinch-lock seal, so snacks stay fresh." —Heather Braga

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Stasher silicone bags (#20 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99+. Available in six sizes and eight colours.

    3. A facial roller that'll render your blotting sheets obsolete. The volcanic stone will help absorb excess oils on your skin, leaving you with a flawless matte finish. Plus, the rolling action will give your face a mini massage, which is always a bonus.

    A person rolls the facial roller over their face, leaving it looking smooth and oil-free
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    When you're ready to clean it, pull out the stone and wash with a cleanser. Let it air dry before you pop it back in.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.16.

    4. A glass coffee cup, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while you're on the go. It comes with a heat-resistant silicone sleeve, and it's small enough to store in your bag for future caffeine cravings.

    Five small glass coffee cups with silicone lids and sleeves on them
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99+. Available in seven colours.

    5. Or a collapsible cup that'll take up even less real estate in your bag. It's big enough to hold a large cup of coffee and comes with a flexible straw for the times you order an iced coffee or other cold beverage.

    A silicone cup with a strawberry smoothie inside
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    Get it from Simons for $25. Available in three colours.

    6. A pack of food wraps that'll preserve your small and awkwardly-shaped snacks you didn't get a chance to finish like cheese, fruit, and sandwiches. They respond to the warmth and pressure of your hand to shape and seal them.

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    The food wraps are made with natural materials like cotton, beeswax, and jojoba oil, which allow your food to breathe and last longer. Use cold water to wash them and leave them to air dry like a dish. You can use them as many times as you like for up to a year.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Bees Wrap food wraps (#11 on the list).

    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $29.40.

    7. An eco-friendly notebook that you can scan using the Rocketbook app to create digital copies of all your notes. The paper is reusable, so once you're finished with your notes, just wipe the paper with a damp cloth to erase everything.

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    It comes with one pen, but you can find a pack with multiple colours here.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $40.48+. Available in two sizes and eight colours.

    8. A set of reusable silicone straws, so you never have to use a plastic one again. They're super flexible, easy to clean, and a great alternative to metal straws, which can be hard on teeth and change temperature depending on whether you’re drinking a hot or cold beverage.

    A set of silicone straws in different colours
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    I love the variety of colours in this set, and they're a bit longer and wider than the metal ones I have, so I can use them in any cup or bottle to drink water, juice, smoothies—literally anything. I also love that they're soft and flexible. I can bend them into a smaller size if I'm using a smaller bag, without worrying about them warping or losing their shape.

    Get a set of ten from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    9. Or a set of straws that are made of durable borosilicate glass. They come in a variety of beautiful colours that'll make anything you drink look a little fancier.

    A set of four glass straws and a small cleaning brush on a plain background
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    They come with a cleaning brush and can also be thrown in the dishwasher.

    Get a set of four from Simons for $28. Available in five colour sets.

    10. A pack of dental brushes that'll help you remove every last piece of food from your chompers. They're more durable than floss and toothpicks and you can use them for up to two weeks before you have to replace them.

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    "I don't know what magic they were blessed with, but they don't make my gums bleed the way regular floss does, either (I have a very sensitive mouth). One last thing: they're über flexible, but don't break easily, so you can do a bit of brushing between your teeth without worrying about the bristles snapping off." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the GUM Proxabrush Go-Betweens Interdental Brushes (#9 on the list).

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $4.78+. Available in five colours.

    11. A pack of shopping bags that'll come in handy on the days you make an impromptu purchase of groceries or other items. Each one can hold up to 50 pounds, but they fold up into tiny squares, so they won’t take up a lot of space in your bag.

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    Get a pack of five from Amazon Canada for $20.99+. Available in 16 styles.

    12. And a pack of mesh bags that'll hold your fruits and veggies. They're made of 100% cotton and are way more durable than single-use bags, so they won't tear if you put a bunch of produce in one bag.

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    Get a pack of three from Simons for $16.

    13. A menstrual cup that'll replace the stash of pads and tampons you normally carry around. The extra-large size will give you enough protection on your heaviest days, and reviewers say it's softer and more comfortable than other cups they've tried.

    A menstrual cup on a blanket
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.95.

    14. A pack of flannel cloths that'll save you from buying paper towels, napkins, and tissues. They're made of cotton, which makes them soft and absorbent. Plus, they have round, stitched edges that'll keep them from fraying, so they last longer.

    A pile of cloth napkins on a plain background
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    Get a pack of eight from lagirafecouture on Etsyfor $18+. Available in two sizes and packs of 16.

    15. A waterproof bag that'll store your wet, dirty clothes and other linens until you get home to wash them. They're made of durable polyester that'll trap moisture and odours insides, so they don't stink up the rest of your bag.

    Three pouches on a stone tiled pathway
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.95+. Available in 12 styles.

    16. A Nalgene water bottle that'll keep you hydrated throughout the day. It's practically indestructible and the narrow mouth makes it easier to drink from without spilling water on yourself.

    A person smiling and holding a large water bottle
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    Reviewers also swear by the leakproof lid, so it's safe to keep in your bag.

    "Nalgenes are light and so easy to carry around. Whether you're hiking, strolling through town, throwing one in your backpack, or just hanging around the house, they're a joy to bring along. I can admittedly be extremely clumsy and have yet to crack a 'gene. This Nalgene is probably my favorite! It's the narrow-mouth 32-ounce bottle in the color ~Aubergine~." —Rachel Dunkel

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Nalgene Water Bottle.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.95+. Available in 17 colours.

    17. A pack of silicone tea bags that'll give you the convenience of disposable bags, without the waste. They'll keep even your finest loose leaf tea from spilling into your drink and they come in a variety of colours, so you can fill them with different flavours and know which one is which.

    A silicone tea bag with loose leaf tea inside
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    Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    18. A placemat that'll sit on your lap like a napkin, making your meal a mess-free affair. It has a pocket at the end to hold your utensils and it rolls up, so you can easily stash it in your bag when you're not using it.

    A roll-up placemat spread out on a counter
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    Get it from Simons for $27.

    19. A pack of mini containers that'll hold two ounces of dressing, dips, or condiments, so you'll always have hot sauce in your bag (swag!). They're small enough to put in your lunch bag or backpack, and they have airtight lids, making them completely leakproof.

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    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $15.43.

    20. And finally, a retractable lint roller that comes in a more travel-friendly size compared to regular lint rollers. It'll fit easily into your bag, so you can keep your clothes fuzz free, even when you're on the go.

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    You can also get a pack of refills here.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $7.99.

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