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    Be Better Than Your Single-Use Plastic Friends With These 36 Reusable Products

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    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. A rechargeable electric lighter because every season is candle season, and that means you go through boxes and boxes of single-use matches. This lighter can be used 500 times on a single charge and can be charged 500 times before it needs to be replaced. 

    Gif of a BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer lighting a candle with the rechargeable lighter
    Reviewer holding the rechargeable lighter to show its full length
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed,

    Heather, a BuzzFeed Shopping team member, loves this. Here's what she has to say: "I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super-fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! If you're someone who gets a thrill from RAW POWER this is sort of the product for you. No, it's not a super-intense gadget, relax, pyromaniacs, but it does buzz and produce a burst of electricity that I personally find exciting. AND I'll never have to buy another lighter again! Stop burning your fingers on matches and pick up one of these bad boys."

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in black or red).

    2. A Rubbermaid produce saver if fruits and vegetables seem to go bad after only a few days in your fridge. Reviewers swear that this container prolongs the life of produce by at least two weeks!

    A wilting strawberry stored in the original container and a much fresher-looking strawberry stored in the produce saver
    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed / Via BuzzFeed

    The containers are BPA free and dishwasher safe. They feature vents to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, keeping your produce fresher for longer.

    Promising review: "I bought my fruit on Friday and ordered this immediately because I’m so sick of throwing my fruit away if I don’t eat it in a few days. It’s been a WEEK now and my strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries (all in this one big container) are STILL FRESH! I’m going to start buying more fresh fruit now that I know it won’t be wasted and thrown away in a few days. Highly recommend this product if you’re like me and can’t eat a whole pineapple, strawberries, and other fruit fast!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $17.24+ (available in multiple sizes and quantities).

    Check out our full Rubbermaid produce saver food containers review for more info.

    3. A double-walled and vacuum-insulated travel mug designed specifically for cold drinks. Reviewers love this thing — over 41,000 folks have given it a 5-star rating — and say it keeps drinks ice cold for up to 12 hours. It comes with two lids, one for sipping and one for a straw.,

    Promising review: "Not to be dramatic, but I would die for this cup. I bought the all black version and it's beautiful. Not only that, but the interchangeable tops and two plastic straws!!! I'm so excited to be saving the whales and looking amazing in the process. I should ask for commission on the sales of this because all of my coworkers want one now. Another great part that I don't think the description mentions, there's NO condensation AT ALL. I also accidentally left half an iced coffee WITH CUBES in here for nine hours and when I came home the cubes were still there and the coffee was still cold. ALSO, I have tiny hands which sometimes makes holding things difficult. But the 16-oz. size is tall and slim and easy to carry/fit in small bags. 20/10." —jacklynn ramos

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four sizes and 32 colors and patterns).

    4. A double-insulated travel mug composed of durable, BPA-free plastic to keep your morning cup o' joe piping hot. No spills, and it's microwave and dishwasher safe.

    Reviewer's photo of a white coffee mug with a purple sleeve

    Promising review: "Bought this for my brother, and he absolutely loves it! It doesn't make the coffee taste weird, and it helps the planet. Who could ask for more?! Disposable is so yesterday. This is a great way to make a change. Bring it anywhere that serves hot beverages, and now you are making a difference, and at the same time, it will sometimes save you money! I would recommend for environmentalists and basically anyone who lives on this Earth!" —Adrienne Holmes

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in eight colors).

    5. A set of high-capacity rechargeable batteries with a charger since so many products require batteries. There are a lot of products out there — flameless LED candles, radios, etc. — that require batteries, and once they die it's right into the trash can. These bbs can be recharged at least 400 times, so there's really no reason not to make the switch.

    Eight lime green and gray colored Amazon rechargeable AA batteries and a black charger

    Promising review: "I’ve dabbled with other brands of rechargeable batteries, but have found that these not only last the longest, but seem to recharge quicker. In the long run, they’re not only more economical, but better on the environment. The packaging is mostly cardboard, except for the plastic shrink wrap. The plastic uses recycle code '1,' which is purportedly one of the safer and easier to recycle categories of plastic." —Low Tech Grandma

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 4, 8, 12, 16, and 24 packs).

    6. A rainbow pack of silicone, reusable cupcake liners that are way better than the single-use alternative. Because they're silicone, no greasing or cooking spray is needed. They're also freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe.

    A reviewer's hand holding a stack of multi-colored cupcake liners

    Promising review: "I love these!!! I am keto so I make all my food from scratch but I love quick and easy. So I make breakfast muffins in big batches and freeze them. That way when I leave for work I can just grab and go. Anyway I purchased other silicone cups that were MORE expensive than these and I only got 12. They worked but I needed more. I like Amazon products so I figured that I'd give these a try. They are a lot thinner than the other ones and more flimsy so I thought right off the bat that they were cheap. After using them however, I was so wrong! The other molds I bought always had some food stick to it, ALWAYS. But these have not had a single sticking issue. They come off clean, are easy to remove and therefore easier to clean. I love these and I will buy more for sure!" —CherryAngel

    Get it from Amazon for $7.78+ (available in 12 and 24 packs).

    7. A sweater pill remover so you can keep your clothes looking like new. You know how it goes: You buy a sweater, it becomes your favorite, and after awhile you notice it looks a little worse for wear. Either you shove it into the back of your closet or you give it the boot. Not anymore! Just lightly brush the pumice-like stone against the sweater's surface and voilà, all the pills are gone.

    A before photo shows a sweater with lots of pills
    An after photo shows the same sweater, but now without any pills
    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    This is made from upcycled car windshield glass. Make sure to store this stone in its original box, and it can last you up to 10 years.

    Celsious is a Black woman–owned, eco-friendly small business founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. And if you live near Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you should definitely check out their laundromat!

    Get it from Celsious for $17.

    Check out this BuzzFeeder's full sweater pill remover review.

    8. Shark Tank–featured Rocketbook reusable 32-page smartnotebook that you can literally never fill up. Scan your pages right after you write them and they'll be saved forever on your device. 

    Model's hand writing on a white page in the reusable notebook
    Reusable notebook with a teal cover and a pen

    When you purchase it comes with one Rocketbook (8.5"x11") smartbook, one Pilot Frixion pen, and one microfiber cloth. You can also use any Pilot Frixion pen, marker, or highlighter. It's compatible with services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, Slack, iCloud, email, and more using the free Rocketbook application for iOS and Android. 

    Promising review: "This is a great product and a great idea. I am someone who has a lot of notebooks and journals; I like to write everything down so I remember it. I have wasted countless Post-it Notes writing to-do lists and this little notebook not only helps me preserve my beloved Post-its, it's great for the environment as I'm reusing the same pages instead of tearing them out and starting with a brand-new page or notebook. I wish I had known about this when I was going to college, how much time and money it would have saved me. I love the fact that you can just scan each page and send it to a specific place that you have designated. Way to go, Rocketbook! You are my new favorite thing! I literally show as many people as I can about this." —Natasha

    Get it from Amazon for $20.07+ (available in executive and letter and nine colors).

    9. A reusable and washable duster so you can replace the single-use, disposable Swiffer ones. It's made with eight layers of nonfraying fleece fabric for a poofy dusting pad that does a better job of collecting dust than the original, disposable version.

    colorful reusable swiffer duster covers
    TS Designs / Etsy

    Psst — the seller notes that this works best with Swiffers with the yellow handle, but also is compatible with the blue handle. You should avoid using fabric softener when washing this duster so it won't lose its static cling.

    TS Designs is a Michigan-based small business that offers vintage gifts and decor paired with eco-friendly items.

    Promising review: "I love these! They are really thick and they wipe up the dust easily. I actually bought three so I could keep one on while the other is being washed. I had no issues with getting it on my holder. Glad to have found these!" —Rebecca Jo

    Get it from TS Designs on Etsy for $5.49 (available in 10 colors).

    10. A Bacon Sponge — a 100% organic cotton towel can absorb 10 times its weight in liquid. Now you won't have to use half a roll of paper towels just to absorb the grease and oil from cooking bacon.

    Pile of bacon sitting on the quilted cloth
    Green City Living / Etsy

    To clean the towel, soak in hot water and a degreaser soap for 15 to 20 minutes.

    Green City Living is a small business based in Denver that specializes in reusable and eco-friendly home goods. They donate 2.5% of sales to Climate Emergency Fund, an organization that supports climate activists.

    Promising review: "These are amazing!!! They work! And no stains!!! I was concerned that since I don’t use Dawn or a big-name-brand dish soap, my Earth-friendly soap might not cut the grease as well, but that was not the case! My Bacon Sponge is perfectly clean and spotless! I love it! So glad I ordered two! I couldn’t be more pleased!!!" —cattealover

    Get it from Green City Living on Etsy for $12 (shipping costs $3.12).

    11. A Brita Ultra Max filtering dispenser so you can drink up to 18 glasses of deliciously cold, filtered water per fill. One filter's life is the equivalent of 300 plastic water bottles.

    Make sure to replace the filter every 40 gallons or every two months. You can recycle your used filters through Brita's free recycling program. Just follow the instructions to send it in, and they'll do the rest.

    Promising review: "I love this product. I don't know why people complain about it being too tall; it's as tall as a standard jug of milk. It does get kind of heavy, but the handles on the side are fine. The water is fresh and crisp, just like a normal Brita filter. Our last one cracked after many years so we upgraded to this. Highly recommend." —SirFrankoman

    Get it from Amazon for $31.88.

    12. A cold-brew maker that'll help you literally save hundreds of dollars a year AND stop using plastic cups from your local coffee shop. This product makes four servings of cold brew with any type of coffee grounds and is less acidic than traditional coffee brewing. 

    A BuzzFeeder's jug before brewing with a caption that reads let it hang out for up to 36 hours
    The same BuzzFeeder's jug of the finished cold brew with a caption that reads iced coffee all year round
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    To use, add coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), and let it brew for 12–24 hours. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our Tayeka cold-brew maker review for more.

    Promising review: "This coffee maker is my BEST FRIEND! I use this every day, it's so easy to use! My coffee comes out perfect every time. I'm a cold-coffee drinker and I put about 8–10 scoops of freshly ground coffee into the filter. I let it sit overnight and the next morning, I remove the filter and dump the grounds. It makes four days' worth of coffee and I love that it's ready to go for me, especially since I wake up at 4:50 a.m. and I need to make my coffee quickly! It's very easy to clean as well." —Panda

    Get it from Amazon for $21.20+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    13. A pack of 30 multicolored, PVC-coated steel wire utility clips so you can prolong the life of your chips and other bagged snacks. 

    A yellow utility clip on a bag of chips
    A multi-colored assortment of utility clips

    Promising review: "These clips are sturdy, dishwasher safe, and can be used for just about anything. They keep my cereal and chip bags closed tightly, can clip several items together on my desk, and look great when hanging student work in my classroom." —TwistedChick

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in other quantities and color combinations).

    14. Or a pack of reusable drinking straws that snap open for easy cleaning, because using a tiny whisk to clean your reusable straw doesn't always work. These are also dishwasher safe.,

    At 10.5 inches in length and 8.5 mm in width, this straw works with bottles, tumblers, cups, mason jars, and more...It’s also compatible with all major brands including new Yeti lid with magnet and 20- and 30-oz extra-long tumbler.

    Promising review: "Rain Straw is quite possibly THE BEST reusable straw I have ever purchased. I was previously using bamboo as they were the most environmentally friendly product; however, there is a certain...wood-taste to water that I'm not keen on. Also there is so much frustration not being able to thoroughly clean the middle of reusable straws. I'm not a huge user of dishwashers and simply running water and soap does not make me feel at ease. Who knows whats hiding in there??? It's the small things in life that give me happiness and I will most definitely be giving recommendations to my family and friends! So simple to use and so simple to clean!" —Ellie Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two color packs).

    15. A pack of reusable grocery bags that fold down to about the size of your palm. Chuck a few into your car's trunk for last-minute grocery runs, or keep one in your purse or backpack so you always have a bag handy. Each bag can hold up to 50 pounds and is machine washable.

    reviewer holding a reusable grocery bag
    reviewer showing several reusable grocery bags with their groceries in them

    Promising review: "I purchased these bags because I have quite a walk from my garage to my house. These bags are AMAZING! I stuff them full and they never tear. I also get water by the gallon and these bags hold them. They make my life easier!! Try these bags, you will love them!" —MB

    Get a set of five bags from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in eight color sets).

    16. A certified-organic waxed-canvas, plastic-free lunch bag that is as sustainable as it is cool looking. The canvas is stiff so the bag holds its shape, and when you roll down the top of the bag, it actually stays rolled down like it should. No more buying packs of paper lunch bags! 

    A black canvas lunch bag with food

    Promising review: "Spills (even big ones) don't leak through! 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 and pleased 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. from Spokane

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    17. Some wool dryer balls that are a reusable and eco-friendly alternative to chemical-laden, single-use fabric softener and dryer sheets. They're sold individually and you have the (free!) option to add a scent, of which 26 are available.

    A bag of the grey dryer balls are shown in a blue basket
    Wool Jamboree

    Wool Jamboree is a woman-owned small business based in Wisconsin making all sorts of wool and felt products.

    Promising review: "I wanted to wait on submitting a review until I'd used the dryer balls a couple times. Now that I have — WOW. Clothes and towels are drying much more quickly and without having to throw away a dryer sheet after every load. I was worried about possible static but haven't noticed any at all." —Gwen Smith

    Get it from Wool Jamboree on Etsy for $6 (available in 26 scents (and unscented) and either white or gray). 

    18. A roll of heavy-duty, eco-friendly, machine washable, reusable bamboo towels so you stop buying roll after roll of paper towels. One roll of these reusable ones will last you up to six months or 120+ washes.

    Model's hand's holding a small watermelon in bamboo towel under running water
    The reusable towels are shown

    You'll receive 20 sheets a roll, and the sheets are machine washable and reusable up to 120+ times before discarding.

    Promising review: "Wow. I just used these for the first time to wash my windows. I get a lot of oily dirt from the road, and it usually smears around and gets stuck in whatever old washcloth or sock I am using. As soon as I dropped these in my bucket of soapy water and gave them a little scrub, the dirt lifted right out like magic. Next used them to clean crumbs and spills out of my fridge and freezer and same thing — they rinsed clean (almost clean) right away. There's some dirt still in them, but I'll put them through the wash next." —SBP

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    19. A portable, rechargeable blender for making smoothies whenever, wherever. No more trips to the expensive juice bar! No more using wasteful disposable paper or plastic cups! *And* you'll save money on water because you won't be cleaning a huge 2-gallon blender each time you make a smoothie for one.

    Hand holding the personal blender with berries inside
    Same hand holding the blender but with a now fully blended smoothie

    Plus, this is shatter resistant, dishwasher safe, and comes with an ice cube tray and funnel! ANDDD it's quiet, so you'll feel comfortable making your smoothie at work.

    Promising review: "This blender is amazing! I am a yoga teacher and always on the run, which sometimes makes it hard to eat well. I bought this after reviewing quite a few different options and I am SO glad I did. It fits well into my gym bag, is surprisingly quiet when in use, and holds a charge really well. The blades are very efficient and I’ve had no trouble blending up ice or frozen fruit. Seriously cannot recommend it enough." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in five colors).

    20. A MakeUp Eraser washcloth that you just add water to to take a full face of makeup off, even waterproof mascara! With this eraser, there's no need to bulk purchase those single-use makeup wipes that don't even work as well. It's also reusable and machine washable.

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the Makeup Eraser for more deets!

    Promising review: "I am amazed by this product. I would even say that this is life altering! I have not had to buy makeup remover in three months and don't believe I will ever have to again! When I used makeup remover, I felt like I could never get all of my makeup off and I had to rub my eyes quite a bit to get it off. Even after a lot of rubbing when using makeup remover I still would wake up the next morning with makeup residue from the previous day and I never felt I could completely get my makeup off. With Makeup Eraser, there is not one bit of makeup left!! It is like magic!! Make sure you follow directions, you have to use warm water and use the correct side!" —Sprklbuz

    Get it from Amazon for $18.04+ (available in nine colors).

    21. A set of silicone baking mats to prevent your baked goods from sticking to the pan. These reusable mats are much more sustainable and budget friendly than the single-use parchment paper you usually use to line your pans.

    A reviewer's sugar cookies on the baking mat
    Two of the mats; one rolled up to show its flexibility

    Promising review: "These baking mats are absolutely fantastic. The quality is superb, and SUCH a good price. I use them for just about everything I put in the oven: oven pizzas, cookies, you name it! I also love that besides food sliding easily off the nonstick surface, they help protect all my baking sheets and such. It’s also super handy to just throw them in the top shelf of the dishwasher or even just wipe clean. Update: I’ve had these mats and used them almost daily for nearly a year now. They still look brand new and I have had no problems with staining, melting, or wear. When using them, I cook most items at 375 degrees but have used them at up to 425 degrees several times with no issues so far. These things are fantastic and have paid for themselves many times over in the superior nonstick surface, ease of cleanup, and the cost of parchment paper and or/aluminum foil I used prior to discovering these." —Jezzhani

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.44.

    22. A set of Oxo food storage containers with an airtight seal to keep your nonperishable pantry items fresh for longer. These are a staple at my house. Not only do they look great and make my pantry seem so organized, but thanks to the airtight seal food really does last longer, especially stuff like pasta and chips.

    Push down the button on the top to activate the airtight seal. To open, just push down again for the button to pop up. The lid also comes apart for easier cleaning.

    Promising review: "Love the Oxo pop-top canisters! They seal well and open easily with a press to the pop-top. I have arthritis in my hands and these are fabulous and so easy to open, yet so secure when the lid is popped close. Also has a useful knob on the bottom of the lid so you can stick an Oxo scoop inside the container to the lid rather than down in whatever you are storing in the container." —Lori A. Fregin

    Get a 10-piece set from Amazon for $104.95.

    23. A pack of super-cute reusable food pouches so you can make sure your little ones snack in style. Not only will you have the freedom to put whatever food you want in each pack, but you won't be tossing a single-use, store-bought one in the trash day after day.

    A panda, penguin, monkey, lion, bear, and pig food pouch
    Model's hand spooning baby food into reusable food pouch

    Promising review: "I have been really pleased with these so far! They’re pretty easy to fill with a spoon, and the zipper at the bottom is sturdy. No leaks so far. I will say that although they’re tough enough for the dishwasher, whenever we run them through they tend to fold over, and the top half doesn’t get properly cleaned. They really need to be hand-washed. Still, they’ve saved us a bunch of money and have been totally worth it!" —Ms. S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (comes in two sizes and three counts).

    24. A pack of Shark Tank–approved (the female founder made a massive $400,000 for 15% with a $400,000 line of credit deal with Mark Cuban!) reusable zipper storage bags because you shouldn't keep wasting your money on flimsy single-use plastic ones. They're freezer and dishwasher safe, so really what can't you use them for?!

    Promising review: "This was a great deal that I couldn't pass up. I am actively trying to eliminate all plastics from my household and these are wonderful. I love Stasher bags and the quality is way better than any other silicone bags I have used. I have had some for years and they are still in just as great shape as when I got them. Love that you can freeze with them and they don't take up tons of space. I have never cooked with them but I would bet they hold up to their claims. They aren't cheap, but well worth the money! Highly recommend!" —TillyTally25

    Get a pack of four large bags from Amazon for $62.77+ (other sizes and colors available).

    25. Some silicone stretch lid covers that'll fit over bowls, cups, and even slices of produce (depending on the size you use) for an airtight seal. Not only will the lid prolong the life of your foodstuff, but you won't keep spending money on flimsy plastic wrap that always gets gross and messy.

    one bowl with a silicone cover on it and one bowl with flimsy plastic wrap barely covering it

    Promising review: "This is truly an amazing replacement for plastic wrap or other covers that are not eco-friendly! And it saves you money in the long run! You can throw them in the fridge/freezer/microwave because they are made out of the most kitchen/Earth-friendly material...silicone! Plus, they're easy to clean, easy to use, and durable as hell!" —Tammy Cardona-Zambeis

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.49.

    26. An extra-large silicone ice tray perfect for freezing large amounts of soup or broth for you to eat later. Each cube is the equivalent of one cup, so make a big pot of soup, sauce, or broth and then freeze it for later use! Now you won't have to spend money on takeout soup because you'll have some saved already.

    reviewer photo of a blue silicone ice tray with chicken noodle soup in it
    reviewer photo of a blue ice tray with huge red ice blocks in it

    Promising review: "This product is an absolute game changer for folks who cook in volume for food prep or just to store leftovers in an efficient, organized way! I saw these on a different site and definitely hesitated for a while due to the price. Finally sucked it up and ordered, couldn't be happier! I've made soups, enchilada sauce, chili, breakfast casserole, etc.! Great for portion sizing! My freezer is becoming much more organized, giving me more room! I've told everyone about these! Just love them!" —Deborah L. Hughes

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $36.99.

    27. A pack of reusable mesh produce bags so you can stop using the single-use ones provided by the grocery store. They're made of mesh, so your fruits and veggies can actually breathe when they're in there.

    White mesh bag with colorful accents filled with lemons

    Promising review: "The see-through mesh facilitates the clerk weighing and identifying produce without needing to open the bag. These bags are large enough to handle six to eight. I initially bought them for produce but ended up using them for multiple purposes. The soft but durable mesh is even suitable for use as a laundry bag for delicates. With that said, these are washable. The darker-colored materials did bleed slightly when laundered so cold water and like colors are recommended. Great way to cut down on plastic and to give your produce some fresh air." —Karen Sagisi

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    28. A set of nonslip, reusable fiberglass chopsticks you can reach for the next time you order in sushi or dumplings. The day has finally come to confidently check off "no utensils" at checkout.

    A split image of a set of black chopsticks on a blue bowl with a close up of the ornate colorful designs on the sticks

    Oh hey, one reviewer mentions that the etching on these babies helps when eating ramen! Plus, they're heat resistant up to 356 degrees F *and* dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "These are great. I always forget to ask for chopsticks when we get takeout and usually hoard extra wooden single-use ones, which feels wasteful. We also use chopsticks as stir sticks for mixed drinks, so a while ago I grabbed the semi-reusable bamboo kind at the grocery store to keep on hand. But after a while, they get warped or icky after sitting in wash water too long and they just become trash, too. These are awesome, they have good weight and grip, but best of all, they are machine washable. Since we're trying to avoid single-use items where we can but are also busy/lazy, little things like this are perfect." —Burgi

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    29. A four-pack of easy-to-clean coffee filters for Keurigs so you can get your morning caffeine fix in a more environmentally friendly way. These puppies are reusable, refillable, and the best part? You can enjoy your *own* favorite roasts that might not be available in K-Cups.

    A reviewer's photo of four purple K-cups in front of a Keurig

    Promising review: "I have a reusable K-Cup at home, but when someone brought a single-serve Keurig to work, I felt like the evil machine in Fern Gully every time I made a cup of coffee. I bought these reusable K-Cups because they were affordable and I was hopeful that they would fit the machine. They work great! The only thing is because the lid is a tiny bit thicker than the disposable K-Cups, you have to push down a little harder and make sure the lid is actually latched. More than once it has flung the K-Cup out at me when it springs back open. Other than that one minor detail, they're great! I would definitely recommend and purchase again." —I Love Board Games

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    30. Extra-long reusable silicone drinking straws because plastic straws are terrible (think of the turtles!!!) and paper straws get mushy or disintegrate about 30 seconds after you plunge one into your iced coffee.


    Promising review: "These straws are awesome. These are the first reusable straws I've purchased and I love them. They're super long, durable, strong, not flimsy at all, and comfortable to use. The little carrying case they come with is super helpful too because it makes it easy to take them anywhere! I love the cute colors they come in. I feel a lot better using these too since I know I'm helping reduce the waste of regular plastic straws. Thank you for the wonderful straws and for supporting ocean life!" —Olive

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $8.95.

    31. A four-pack of reusable mop pads that'll replace those one-time use (aka wasteful) refills for the Swiffer Wet Jet. Not only do they clean better, but you can just pop them in the wash when they get too grimy and boom, they'll be like new again.

    A reviewer's photo of a purple mop handle with the green cleaning pad attached

    Promising review: "This is one of the best purchases I made and here’s why. It comes in a set of four pads and it will last you a long while. I have only used two of them and they come out of the washer and dryer just as new as when they went in. It also absorbs any liquid cleaner you use and there’s no streak or damp spots where you can slip or fall while cleaning, like when you use dry/presoaked disposable pads — and it also cleans smoothly on the surface and picks up dirt 10 times better than disposable pads. My family has used them for about month to give it a fair shot and am so glad I got these pads. No more waiting for coupons to come in Sunday newspaper to buy throwaway pads! I highly recommend these guys!" —HJ

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $19.95.

    32. Reusable and washable beeswax food wraps so you can be eco-friendly and chic (I just love the way these look). They're made from organic cotton infused with beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, and they last up to one year.

    Three different sized bowls and food items wrapped in light yellow beeswax paper

    Promising review: "I like the fact that I am saving plastic waste by using this product. It is easy to use and I use it to wrap fruits and leftover. It is also easy to clean. The only thing I wish could be that I can use it to wrap meat but the instruction does not recommend that. Overall, great product!" —HW

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    33. A monthly dry-erase magnetic calendar that you can plop right on your fridge so everyone in the house knows what's on the schedule. No more buying page after page of calendars.

    A blank white calender with floral designs on a refrigerator
    The Everblooming Home / Etsy

    The Everblooming Home is an Etsy shop established in 2016 based in Centreville, Maryland that specializes in fridge calendars, funny mom mugs, gifts, decor, and more.

    Promising review: "I am very happy with our magnetic dry-erase calendar! The way my kitchen is set up, I don't really have an easy spot to hang a wall calendar. This solves that issue. It is so cute and everyone can use it easily. It is a great way to keep track of all our kids' activities, appointments, work schedules, etc." —Holly Wells

    Get it from The Everblooming Home for $19.53+ (available with one to three pens).

    34. A washable sponge to replace the stinky ones that you need to throw away after a few weeks. You can go for years without buying a new sponge with this sponge, because when it gets gross you just toss it in the wash and it'll be like new again.

    Marley's Monsters / Etsy

    Based in Oregon, Marley's Monsters creates colorful zero-waste swaps for everyday paper essentials.

    Promising review: "This is my second time purchasing these sponges. Love them! I'm going on a whole year with my first two sponges and just wanted to buy a few more as gifts and to add another sponge into my rotation. Great quality." —lilflostein

    Get it from Marley's Monsters on Etsy for $12 (available in four colors).

    35. A slim lay-flat water bottle that's as cool looking as it is practical. It'll fit into the tiniest of bags, and when your friends need to pop into the corner store to buy a $6 bottle of water, you can stand outside and smugly sip from your refillable one.

    A square, flat laying water bottle sitting on a table with a laptop and newspaper

    It's made from BPA-free plastic and is completely dishwasher safe — just remove the strap.

    Promising review: "I was looking for a sleek bottle that fits in my small cross-body bags and came across this style of flasks. So far it works great — sleek, nice materials, no leaks. It looks like an Apple product given the colors and always elicits some compliments." —Norris Vivatrat

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

    36. A reusable silicone sheet mask so you can get your spa on whenever you want, without the need of disposable, presoaked sheet masks. Just add your favorite serums and moisturizers and boom, you're done!

    A model is shown wearing the sheet mask
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    Promising review: "Great reusable face mask. I use it at least three times a week before bed. Keeps moisture locked into my skin. Love this mask." —Clara

    Get it from Honest for $14.99.

    This is you after you stop using single-use plastic products:

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