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    21 Sustainable Alternatives To Everyday Products To Reduce Waste

    This one's for you, Earth.

    1. Pencils that contain assorted seeds. They are made from recycled paper and when you're done using one, just plant the capsule at the end and voila - you've lessened your carbon footprint. Get a set of 12 for ₹198.

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    2. Stop using plastic folders (or anything plastic for that matter) – they can take more than 500 years to decompose. Instead, use this jute folder to store your papers and documents. It's eco-friendly and contains multiple pockets to ensure safe and plenty storage! - ₹299

    A blue and beige jute folder.
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    Get the folders here.

    3. A reusable cotton grocery bag with compartments to make shopping easier! This bag is extremely efficient for when you shop for products of multiple varieties, especially fruits and veggies. It's pretty strong as well - ₹354

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    4. This reusable silicone mat that can be used as baking sheet, and you can ace those round rotis with it too! Since it's reusable, you won't need parchment paper anymore. And your mum's going to be so proud. And it's good for both your wallet and the environment. That's a lot of wins. - ₹299

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    5. Ladies, it's time to switch to menstrual cups - they're comfortable, prevent rashes and stains, and get you through the day without having to change. Also, they're good for the environment! A single menstrual cup lasts 10-15 years, whereas normal sanitary pads create a lot of waste and take loads of time to decompose. Save the environment and your money - ₹299

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    Get the cup here.

    6. If you are hesitant to switch, use these biodegradable sanitary pads. These sanitary pads are completely organic (cotton, bamboo) and therefore, are extremely safe for the environment and prevent infection/rashes. The pack also includes individual disposable bags. Get a pack of 10 pads for ₹235.

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    7. These super cute and colourful reusable muffin liners are a saviour when you want muffins without the effort of greasing the baking tray multiple times! They're a good substitute for paper cups - ₹399

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    8. A pack of reusable sponge wipes for drying dishes, giving them a wipe down, or keeping kitchen counters spotless - ₹294

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    9. Biodegradable teabags made from wheat fibre, they're are amazing for brewing loose-leaf teas and herbal infusions. They are lightweight, washable, inexpensive - ₹294 for a pack of 100

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    10. Vegetable storage bags which you can carry with you while grocery-shopping, and also use them to store veggies in the fridge. The bags are washable, non-toxic, and made with a delicate cotton material - ₹690

    10 storage bags with a different type of vegetable printed on each one.
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    11. We couldn't not include metal straws! Get these fab ombre ones for ₹270 (set of 5) to make your drinks more fun and cut down on plastic use too!

    Two ombre metal straws kept in a glass of iced lemonade and a plate of sandwiches placed next to the glass.
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    12. Restrict your use of plastic garbage bags ASAP, and start using these biodegradable garbage bags which decompose within 20 days of exposure to sunlight - ₹284 for 90 bags

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    13. Bamboo toothbrushes that are biodegradable and more comfortable to use than regular plastic toothbrushes because of softer bristles - ₹251 for a pack of 4

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    14. A bamboo kitchen towel roll that is machine washable and reusable for up to 100 times! It's made from 100% bamboo so it won't create a problem for the environment even when discarded - ₹249 for 20 sheets

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    15. If you wanna avoid using single-use plastic, replace your shampoo bottles with this amazing shampoo bar infused with 100% virgin coconut oil - ₹445

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    16. Pop this air purifying charcoal bag in any corner of the house to eliminate stale and foul odours. It's 100% non-toxic, scentless, and eco-friendly - ₹549

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    The air purifier lasts for more than a year. Get it here.

    17. A pack of cotton coffee filters that can be reused! They're great for the environment, and you'll never have to go through having no coffee just because you've run of out filters - ₹236

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    18. This jute bag with a cute newspaper print that'll be a constant companion on all your grocery runs and will also remind you about the benefits of jute - ₹190

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    19. A pack of leak and tearproof biodegradable disposal bags for pads and tampons. They're super convenient to use and won't harm the environment - ₹249 for a pack of 50

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    20. Rid your home of grubby sponges and wasteful paper cloths, and get these 100% cotton washcloths that are both sustainable and so lovely to look at - ₹384 for a set of 8

    The washcloths are aqua in colour and are kept in a cane basket. There are bottles of milk, eggs, and plate of strawberries placed near it the basket.
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    21. And, these stainless steel ice cubes that you can freeze and use to cool your drinks! They'll help you reduce your water usage to some extent and won't dilute your beverage, so, yay! Get a set of 8 for ₹949.

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