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    34 Products To Help Eliminate So Much Waste In Your Home

    Waste not, want not...and whatnot.

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    1. A shampoo bar (equivalent to THREE bottles of shampoo) that'll clean your hair without all that plastic – this is an earth-friendly solution that's raising the bar, literally.

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    Promising review: "I love this shampoo. I have coarse, naturally curly hair and it controlled my frizz! I washed it on a Tuesday and didn’t rewash it again until Saturday and had no frizz! My hair felt light and clean. I just ordered the conditioner bar to go with the shampoo" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in eight styles).

    2. A tea infusing mug so you can grab some loose leaf oolong and lose those teabags.

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    Promising review: "I love the little stainless steel stringer that comes with this and I love the lid. I can keep my teas hot for a long time. I love the shape and the size of it, it's a beautiful tea/coffee cup. The strainer has such small little holes that I can even open tea bags and put the tea inside the strainer and let it steep a long time. I also use it for loose tea leaves. It holds maybe 12 ounces or more." —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in seven colors).

    3. A natural hand sanitizer in a recyclable bottle that's gonna be easy to carry around wherever germs abound (which is, unfortunately, everywhere).

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    Each bottle has a locking system so you can stash it in a bag without worrying about it leaking. One bottle has enough product to spray over 500 times, which is about 15 traditional bottles of gel sanitizer. Plus they're cute. Like, maybe too cute.

    Promising review: "I have one of these stashed in my purse and I use it all the time. I really love the scent. It’s not as drying as other hand sanitizers. I can tell there’s alcohol in it but my hands also feel smooth after using. These are the best feeling and non-drying hand sanitizers I’ve found so far." —Alejandro

    Get three from Amazon for $19.

    4. A bidet, because when you realize that washing your rear end after using the bathroom makes as much sense as washing your hands, you're sure to avoid wiping with that dry, wasteful, less-efficient toilet paper as often as possible.

    Tushy

    Promising review: "I am loving my Tushy! It is powerful and so easy to install! Not gonna lie, I wish my sink was on the same wall so I could do the warm water option but it is super effective and definitely wakes you up! I believe this is the best way to keep things happily clean and, coupled with my Squatty Potty, I think this is going to be the year of the happy BM!" —Natalie D.

    Get it from Tushy for $69 (available in nine colors) or get a less expensive version from Amazon for $34.98.

    5. A collapsible popcorn popper for movie-enthusiasts who love popcorn but would also love an alternative to the microwave bags they've been using since childhood.

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    This is dishwasher safe and BPA-free.

    Promising review: "We love popcorn in this house, and generally pop a giant bowlful at a time from an air popper for a movie night (seven family members). This silicone popper makes it MUCH more practical to pop just a serving or two without buying the nasty yellow waxy bagged microwave popcorn. The quality of popcorn is just as great as we've always been accustomed to, and the amount of unpopped (waste) corn is similar to bagged microwave popcorn — in other words, minimal." —HRA

    Get it from Amazon for $16.90 (available in 17 colors).

    6. A set of decibel-reducing, noise-canceling earplugs designed to keep your ears safe and clear out any sound around you. These work much better than foam ear plugs *and* they're reusable!

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    Sure, you could also save your foam ones. But these ones are actually worth keeping around.

    Promising Review: "I saw the 'vibes' on Shark Tank just the week prior to a musical festival-type event I was in charge of. I quickly ordered them – we all know how loud the music is at a festival. These were fabulous and worked just as shown and as I expected. I usually leave these events with horrible ringing in my ears but not this time! I was so happy to hear the great music but not experience the ringing." —AliceP

    Get them from Amazon for $23.98.

    7. A pack of wool dryer balls that'll dry your clothes faster, make your laundry softer, and replace wasteful dryer sheets and fabric softener. You'll seriously have a ~ball~ with these lovely things in your laundry.

    Food 52

    Promising review: "These are amazing! My wife has eczema so we have had to alter how we do laundry and these work really well without the irritating perfumes and chemicals of dryer sheets." —Jess

    Get a pack of three from Food 52 for $20 (available in two sets) or get a pack of plain white wool ones from Amazon for $10.99.

    8. A silicone swab – use this once and you can realize how ~eary~ using up so many disposable ones was. This thing can get that gunk out no problem, again and again!

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    Each side of this silicone swab is different, one is designed with a textured edge to easily clean out gunk in hard-to-reach areas and the other is smooth for gently applying makeup or product to the skin. Plus it comes with its own carrying case, so it's great for travel!

    Promising review: "I am a Q-tip queen. I use them every day. Since I received this product I haven’t needed to use a Q-tip. I love that this is environmentally friendly and will save me money on my frequent purchasing of disposable Q-tips! This is sturdy, the perfect size, and comes in its own packaging." —Taikia K. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A jar of exfoliating sugar cubes for preventing the edges of your bath from drowning in plastic bottles without sacrificing your skincare routine.

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    You can also get these in coconut, rosé, tangerine, and blue raspberry (I actually have the blue raspberry cubes and I swear by them)!

    Promising review: "I love everything about this product! The bottle is perfect for the size of the cubes. The scent when I open the bottle is welcoming, making me want to use the scrub right away! One cube is all that’s needed and it doesn’t dissolve fast, so you get the best use out of it! The best part of all is how incredibly soft and smooth my skin is! I can’t wait to try the other scents!" —Michelle Sorenson

    Get the peach ones from Amazon for $24.

    10. A pack of 10 squeezable food pouches sure to make snack time a little easier and a lot less wasteful. Just throw in some applesauce, juice, or a homemade treat, twist the seal, and take your family's snack to go!

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    Promising review: "I bought these for lunch boxes and to have snacks on hand in the fridge. We love them! They're easy to use and clean and we've had zero leaks. Other brands have animals on the pouches and, while cute, were too childish looking for my kids. These patterns are great. The lids are not attached, so I could see them getting lost. Although it hasn't happened to us...yet. Also, pro tip: the fill line is there for a reason. Don't try to close it if it's even a little bit over. It just ain't happening. Trust me. I'd recommend these to a friend (or strangers on the internet who are also looking for food pouches)." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A portable hand warmer that doubles as a cell charger, because it is still icy outside and (as luck would have it) it's gonna be icy again. Get this, keep it forever, and save all the money you'd spend on disposable hand warmers to get yourself a warmer coat!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a very convenient hand warmer. It can be used as a power bank and hand warmer. It charges my iPhone and Samsung Galaxy s10 fast. I bought this because I have a tennis elbow elbow that has pain when I use it too much. I put the setting to 120 degrees and rub the hand warmer on the area that has pain. This has four settings and each is about 10 degrees different: 94, 110, 120, and 130 degrees Fahrenheit." —brainCast

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    12. A Billie razor, so you can drop the pink tax and pick up a smooth-looking razor with a handle you only have to buy once – just get new razor heads instead of buying an entire razor every time you need a sharper shave.

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    I use a Billie razor and love it. In fact, a bunch of people on my team do! A few of my BuzzFeed coworkers wrote a full review on how great the Billie razor subscription service is! The starter kit includes the razor, a magnetic holder, and two five-blade razor cartridges.

    Here's a piece of the review: "Billie is just the most wonderful company, and every time I take a shower, I ponder if I should write them fan mail. First of all, everything they design is ADORABLE, so even if their razors were dull or flimsy, I'd still be a loyal fan. But luckily, their razors are as sharp as they are sharp looking. The handle is super lightweight and easy to grip. The razor heads are surrounded in a layer of soap, so they glide beautifully over skin without irritating it. Billie makes great razors and it's awesome that they're so affordable. If only they could go back in time and stop me from paying absurd amounts of money on pharmacy brand razors in my youth." —Rebecca O'Connell

    Get the starter kit from Billie for $9 (available in six colors).

    13. A pack of reusable baking cups for home chefs who want baked goods prepared in a way that's better for the environment.

    Amazon

    These food-grade silicone cups are safe to use in the freezer, microwave, and oven. They can handle temperatures of up to 500 degrees and come in pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

    Promising review: "These little thingies are perfect! I made some muffins with them and they came out incredibly easily with no residue on the cups at all. I didn't have to use grease or anything. The colors are bright and fun, and they you plenty of each color. These are slightly smaller than a regular cupcake pan/liner, which is actually perfect for my purposes. As others have mentioned, the cups are a bit on the flimsy side, so make sure they're on a baking sheet before you fill them because they can be difficult to transport once full." —kapplejack

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $7.99.

    14. A pack of 100% natural cellulose Swedish dishcloths so you can throw away your grimy sponge *and* prevent overusing wasteful paper towels.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are awesome and I don’t know why I didn’t learn to use these in the kitchen and bathroom ages ago. They wipe down countertops, sinks, and everything, leaving hardly any water behind and pick up even the smallest of debris, lint etc. These are great quality and just as good as the Wet-It Branch." —Shopper56

    Get three from Amazon for $12.63 (available in 12 styles).

    15. A face mask "brush" that'll help you apply masks without losing any spa-worthy products to brush bristles. You'll be surprised just how much product you save with this little thing!

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    Promising review: "I'm an esthetician and have never used a brush like this but decided to try it out. I was a bit skeptical about how it would feel since it is one piece (silicone) instead of bristles. My mask went on perfect and smooth and I didn't have to waste any of the mask either. PLUS! You won't have to worry about a bunch of mask getting stuck in your bristles, definitely purchasing more for my new job!" —Tamar Yacoubian

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    16. A pack of four reusable sandwich bags to satisfy savvy spenders who are sick of wasting money on disposable bags when they're trying to save money by bringing lunch from home in the first place.

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    Promising review: "I am trying to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our household and these bags are the perfect answer. They are durable, easy to clean and use, and look nice. I already have the larger versions on my Amazon wish list. Thank you!" —Breona

    Get them from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in five styles).

    17. A door-draft stopper that'll keep your heat and AC from leaking into the hallway. Future you is looking at your utilities bill right now and thanking present you a *lot*.

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    This is also great for noise reduction and preventing creepy crawlies from making their way into your place.

    Promising reviews: "These keeps all the drafts away for sure. It also keeps heat and AC temperatures in rooms comfortably. I actually saw a difference with my utility bill. Highly recommend and easy to put on. Was done in literally three seconds!" —Amazon Customer

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

    18. A pack of 10 bamboo cotton nursing pads – they're gonna be an easy and cost-effective way to deal with what a ~drip~ nursing is at times.

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    Promising review: "I really like these bamboo pads, they are very well-made. Their shape makes them comfortable and discrete. They're very soft and they don't irritate my nipples like the disposable or the washable cotton ones. The shape keeps them in place and gives nipples some room. They absorb a lot. I change two to three a day so I might buy another set of five." —Alessandra

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. A pack of silicone straws that are lovely (obvi), dishwasher-safe (drool), and are sure to be easy to take anywhere (heckin' joy).

    Food 52

    Promising review: "We were worried that these would buckle in take-out drinks, but they hold up beautifully. Add in that they’re dishwasher safe and these are a winner!" —FrozenFoodie

    Get a pack of ten from Food52 for $25 or get a similarly bendy set from Amazon for $6.99.

    20. And a slim canteen with a clean design that'll be easy to fit into any bag or backpack and thus, easy to chose over buying a water bottle later in the day.

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    Promising review: "I carry water with me everywhere I go. I was looking for a bottle that I could easily carry in my purse without it feeling bulky or uncomfortable. This fits wonderfully into my purse, it has a good seal, and it looks great! It's very trendy and appealing. The comment I hear a lot is that it reminds people of a flask, but that just adds on to the appeal of it." —Iwona K.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in five colors).

    21. A menstrual cup for environmentally-minded folks who are sick and tired of spending what could be monthly chocolate money on disposable period products.

    Amazon

    These are made to last ten years (you read that right!) and can be worn for up to 12 hours.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing! I have used other cups in the past and have had some difficulty. After a short learning curve, I was able to use this cup with ease. I couldn't feel it and did not experience any leaking! The cup came with great instructions and also offers tips to newbies! Awesome product and company!" —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in two colors and two sizes)

    22. A stash of glass baby food jars so you can store (and freeze!) your own homemade purees without producing a ton of trash.

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    Promising review: "Love these! They are perfect for making your own baby food. Love the measuring scale on the side, that they are glass, nice tight seal, and are okay to put in the microwave! Six jars make the perfect starter set. Highly recommend!" —Liza

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $23.99.

    23. A set of organic cotton-mesh produce bags for helping you avoid the roll of plastic bags when picking out your fruits and vegetables. These even have a drawstring for keeping your produce in place.

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    Promising review: "I am trying to get rid of most plastic in my life. So I looked for a solution for when I go to buy fruits and veggies. I am very, very glad I found these little bags. I have already bought two sets and I plan to buy more for my parents who live in France (where plastic bags are forbidden)." —chryschloe

    Get seven from Amazon for $21.49 (available in four sizes).

    24. A water fountain attachment that's gonna help you save water when you only want a sip. Plus this makes brushing your teeth way easier!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "What an amazing device. It's a simple little thing but man, does it let you rinse quickly and efficiently! You never really realize how much time it takes to find a cup, take it, fill it, swish, fill it again, and finish! Not to mention we're NEVER buying another paper cup again (which adds up when you're using three a day even though they only cost $0.01 each). We've also found that it works great for outdoor hose attachments to turn them into drinking fountains! These also seem VERY well built and durable, conserve water relatively well, and do loads to save the environment from paper cup trash!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    25. A BPA-free silicone "food hugger" sure to keep your cut produce fresh and keep your jars covered.

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    Promising review: "These are wonderful little covers for so many things. There are plenty of gadgety things in my kitchen that I barely use, but these I could use another set of. I find it really satisfying to snug these onto cut lemons and peppers and zucchini – no bulky containers in my fridge or plastic wrap to throw away. And my half-vegetables look so adorable with their colorful huggers. Just love these!" —Melissa Goldman

    Get four from Amazon for $8.97+ (available in three colors).

    26. A beeswax food wrap that'll become your go-to and replace the plastic wrap and sandwich bags in your life. It's antibacterial, reusable, and has a darling design that is simply the bee's knees!

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    Promising review: "This is an awesome product. This pack comes in a variety of sizes: the sandwich wrap is pretty large and the medium wraps will definitely fit around a large onion-sized item. It's easy to rinse off and keep clean, plus sticky enough to cling to itself and other items. It feels great to eliminate some of the plastic chemicals and waste from my life." —Lena C.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.

    27. A pack of cloth diapers for parents who know that having a baby is expensive, but diapers don't have to be.

    Amazon

    This pack includes six machine washable diapers and twelve inserts. You can even grab a literal diaper bag if you'd like to use cloth diapers while out and need a place to store wet ones.

    Promising review: "These diapers are fantastic! We've been using them part-time (cloth at home most of the time and disposables while out) for four months. They wash up beautifully, both the covers and liners, and I'm not particularly delicate or careful with them. I toss everything in a low-heat dryer and call it a day. The colors are vibrant and cute enough to skip a cover when worn with a little dress or shirt." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in 16 styles).

    28. And machine washable bamboo baby wipes that are gentle on even extremely sensitive skin. You can use these over and over again, they won't ever ~wipe~ out!

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    Promising review: "These are the best wipes. My newborn kept getting diaper rash from the disposable wipes we were using, even the so-called sensitive skin wipes. I bought three sets of these from Amazon. I just wet them with regular water and put them in my wipe warmer – they fit perfectly. I just ordered three more sets because I love them so much." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.99.

    29. A French press for helping you enjoy a luxe cup of coffee without paper filters or one-use coffee shop cups.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best purchase I’ve made in a long time. I make coffee just for me and the 32 oz. pot is just perfect for a tall mug! I got rid of my old coffee maker after getting this. I love the taste and not needing a paper filter. It's easy to use and today my power was out just as I was getting ready for my coffee. Yay!! Even with no power I still got my coffee!!!☕️" —Cheryl Burchett

    Get it from Amazon for $31.95.

    30. A rather charming waxed canvas lunch bag that'll help you avoid spending extra money on your lunches while also giving you that old school, paper sack lunch lewk. Go ahead, eat up that nostalgia!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I thought this was awesome when it arrived, but it really won my husband's heart yesterday when he took soup and fruit to work. At lunch, he opened his bag and found that his container of soup had opened and his fruit was floating in liquid. He poured the soup out and rinsed the inside of the thing with water, and was so surprised [that it didn't leak out] that he showed it to me – and had me smell the inside of the bag when he got home. I want to buy another one even though we don't need it – just because it's that amazing!" —P.U. - Patty Underwood

    Get it from Amazon for $24 (available in three colors).

    31. A jar of toothpaste tablets that use less water to make and come in a glass jar, instead of unrecyclable tubes, for any earth-conscious folks who would prefer cleaning their teeth with something that's cleaner for the environment.

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    Get them from Bite for $12 or get a similar product from Amazon for $6.99.

    32. An indoor compost bin that's gonna look great on your counter and help you responsibly toss unused pieces of produce.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is totally amazing in every way. It has a textured, variegated surface that minimizes the look of dirt. It's not too big. It's just amazing. I love mine and I am SO SO glad I spent a little extra to get this one over a steel or ceramic alternative. One thing, it's not really as white as it looks in the photo... a bit more off-white." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).

    33. A roll of machine washable reusable bamboo towels that'll be so easy to use you won't feel like you've gotta throw in the towel on your eco-friendly goals, avoiding wasteful products will be easier than you think!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "You want strong, tough, and absorbent? Here you go. These towels drink up water without falling apart and dripping all over. The area by my dog's bowl usually takes two or three paper towels to wipe up the mess, but it only takes one of these. And it is not sopping by the end. These towels clean extremely well and are eco-friendly. How can you go wrong? An excellent value!" —Kitt McComb

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    34. And finally, a whiteboard calendar you can literally use for the rest of your days. Skip buying calendars and writing notes on random sheets of paper – use this spiffy schedule instead!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this. I'm very impressed with the quality of everything. The marker writes beautifully, the board and the frame are gorgeous, and it even came with a magnet! I love it so much. If you're looking for something minimalistic and modern, this is the white board for you!" —Kate Francis

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two colors).

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