19 Products That Actually Reuse A Bunch Of Recycled Plastic And Paper
And glass, and aluminum. Because every little bit counts.
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2. A reusable, insulated, leak-proof travel mug because besides replacing the dozens of single-use coffee cups you use in a month, its plastic is strengthened by six more of those shredded, recycled, single-use coffee cups.
3. A bottle of Dr. Bronner's Castile soap that has a powerful, concentrated cleaning formula to tackle dishes, stains, laundry, and even normal hand-washing or washing the dog.
4. A pack of three Allbirds shoelaces — whether you wear their shoes or not, the next time you need new laces, you have a source that uses 100% recycled post-consumer water bottles.
5. A luminous recycled glass nightlight that features a unicorn to scare away any of the monsters that might lurk under the bed.
6. A heavy duty minimalist wall hook so you can hang towels, jackets, bags, and scarves wherever is most convenient, and try to resist telling all your visitors that the hooks are made from recycled milk jugs.
7. A pair of Rothy's washable flats, which can last for literally years and still look brand new (unlike those leather or pleather flats you've replaced yearly because they got stinky and wore out) and are made from 100% PCR plastic water bottles.
8. A set of six multi-color, mouth-blown stemless wine glasses perfect for both big parties — because you'll never have to answer the "wait, which glass was mine?" question ever again — and enjoying a pop of color even on more ordinary days.
9. An outdoor tumbling composter so you can take your recycling to the next level, and turn your food scraps and yard waste into nourishing compost for all the plants in your yard.
10. A pack of thank you cards — they're technically designed for a baby shower but IMO would work for all sorts of occasions.
12. This Patagonia long-sleeved tee — each one is made from 4.8 post-consumer recycled water bottles, 0.26 pounds of fabric scrap, and saves 63 gallons of water compared to your standard t-shirt.
13. Some Grove Collaborative trash bags because even if you do your best to minimize trash pretty much everyone still has some, and this helps you avoid throwing out new plastic along with your other random scraps.
14. A durable floating squeaky ball for your dog so you can enjoy hours of playtime together and even if the ball does end up destroyed, at least it gave the plastic a second life.
15. A one subject college ruled–notebook so you can jot down every single thought you have knowing the paper you use can give you peace of mind.
16. A pair of workout leggings because that way your exercise regimen can be good for you *and* help the planet.
17. A bulk pack of Seventh Generation 100% recycled toilet paper that will be plenty comfortable and strong to use, plus just might help save energy, water, and air pollution in addition to y'know, reusing some of that paper we've all been recycling for so long.
18. An aluminum storage clipboard if you happen to randomly need one, because it's made with durable recycled aluminum and overall 89% recycled materials with at least 30% of it being post-consumer.
19. A bag of FreshNews *siren* non-tracking!! *siren* cat litter made completely from post consumer paper collected as part of a fundraiser for various organizations in Michigan and Indiana.
And a bonus colorful doormat — while it's not technically made from post-consumer waste flip-flops, it's made from scraps reclaimed from a flip-flop manufacturer, you can still feel good about it every time you walk out the door.
You to everyone, when you show off your ~recycled~ products:
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