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    22 Reusable Things You Can Get To Help Reduce Your Waste

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    1. This reusable straw is made from stainless steel, so it won’t wash away and harm our little turtle friends.

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    Everyone knows that using (and throwing away) plastic straws is harmful to the environment in so many ways. There’s always the paper straw option, but nobody likes a mushy straw. Luckily, this reusable straw won't disintegrate into mulch, it’s also collapsible, and comes with a compact hard case holder which is tiny enough to take with you everywhere, and it has its own cleaning brush which will help to keep it hygienic.

    Price: £6.99

    2. With the help of these little lips, you can squeeze every last bit of toothpaste out of the tube.

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    They’ll also help you to get absolutely everything out of *that* tube of expensive moisturiser that you’ve been reluctant to throw away (without having to cut it open and make it a breeding fest for bacteria!)

    Price: £1.68

    3. And you can use these tiny spatulas to get the unreachable (but oh-so-necessary) last bits of foundation.

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    Reviewers love how these little spatulas help their makeup and toiletries go way further – and you can also use them for getting the last bits of peanut butter out of weirdly shaped containers.

    Price: £2.86

    4. These reusable beeswax food wraps are the eco-friendly way to help your food last longer.

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    Handmade using organic cotton and sustainably harvested beeswax, this set of three assorted sized wraps are entirely washable and reusable, and should last you around one year of repeated use. You can use these in the same way you would cling film, you can easily wrap food and cover plates with them as the beeswax will help them to hold their shape.

    Price: £12.50 - £14.20 (depending on colour) for a set of three wraps.

    5. And you can wash these bamboo kitchen towels up to 85 times!

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    One roll will give you the same amount of uses as 1700 individual kitchen towels! Customers love how strong and absorbent these are, so they won’t rip or break down like regular kitchen towels do.

    Price: £9.99 for one roll.

    6. To help reduce your impact on the Earth’s landfills, invest in a menstrual cup (which will also save you so much money in the long run!)

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    Did you know it can take between 500-800 years for pads and tampons to decompose? This menstrual cup is reusable, and is also made with 100% medical-grade silicone, so it doesn’t mess with your body’s natural environment. These cups come in three different sizes, with the medium cup holding up to 60ml of liquid, which is equal to three super tampons (so no need to worry if you have a heavy flow).

    Price: £14.96

    7. This vegan and cruelty-free face cleanser is packaged in reusable glass jar, and will last you AGES.

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    Reviewers love how using very little of this product really goes a long way! When mixed with water, the fine almond flour particles help to remove makeup and gently exfoliate the skin, without using harsh chemicals that will strip the natural oils from your face.

    Price: £9.95

    8. You can wash and reuse these makeup remover pads, making them hygienic as well as eco-friendly.

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    They’re made from bamboo cotton (which is actually way softer than your standard cotton rounds) and the naturally round fibres won’t irritate your skin. These little reusable pads come in two different sizes to cater to your needs, and they also come with a handy wash bag, which you can chuck in with your regular clothes wash (they won’t give your jeans mascara smudges, don’t worry!)

    Price: £13.99

    9. And these makeup remover cloths only need water to thoroughly remove your makeup.

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    You don’t even need a cleanser (let alone wasteful makeup remover wipes) to use these cloths! Customers swear that these are the *real deal* and way better than others available on the market. If you’re trying to reduce the amount of chemicals you use on your skin, this is the natural option for you.

    Price: £9.99 for a pack of two cloths.

    10. The multi-use wonder that is the muslin cloth: you can use these reusable cloths as nappies for your lil' one, to exfoliate your face, or to help cut down on your use of paper towels.

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    They are chemical-free and super soft, so are really kind to the skin. Customers also love using them as cleaning cloths since the crinkly texture is really absorbent.

    Price: £11.99 for 10 cloths.

    11. You won’t be wasting toothpaste (or virtually any water) if you try cleaning your teeth with this miswak set.

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    This entirely organic toothbrush is literally a (clean) twig taken from the Salvadora persica tree – it helps to naturally whiten teeth, reduce plaque, and is naturally infused with bacteria-fighting properties. Customers even swear they have seen their teeth get noticeably whiter after just one use! Miswaks are also entirely biodegradable, and you won’t have to use any toothpaste to get your teeth and tongue entirely clean!

    This set comes with two miswak 'toothbrushes', two reusable cases, and one cutter. To use the miswak you first have to cut the bark off the twig so it can fan out into a toothbrush-esque shape, and keep cutting bits off as you use it to keep the brush hygienic.

    Price: £15.99

    12. This ionic shower head increases your water pressure – but uses way less water than a regular shower head!

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    The micro pinholes on the nozzle make the water feel like its coming out a lot faster, when you’re actually using up to 30% less water. By blasting water through an ionic filter and mineral balls, this shower head also helps to make the water more soft, so you won’t need to use up as much shampoo or body wash to get a good lather!

    Price: £20.00

    13. If you’re always wasting paper, maybe it’s time to get a reusable smart notebook.

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    This is basically the only notebook you’ll ever need, you can doodle and write to your heart’s content – and then literally erase the pages (after you’ve scanned and stored them in your phone of course).

    Price: £19.99

    14. Replace your disposable snack bags with these reusable ones.

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    These little bags are non-toxic and tasteless, so they won’t give your food a weird taste. They also have an airtight zip, which will help keep your snacks fresh for longer.

    Top tip: hand wash these with cold water to help make them last really long.

    Price: £11.99 for a pack of 10.

    15. And use this fancy two-tier bamboo lunch box to store your leftovers.

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    These boxes are microwave and dishwasher safe, have a leak proof design, and their two tiers mean that you can separate your wet food from the dry (or your dessert from your main, ‘cause, priorities).

    Price: £14.99

    16. Show off your fruit and veg with these cute net shopping bags.

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    We all know that disposable plastic bags are - quite literally - trash. Be ready for any impromptu shopping trip by keeping one of these reusable net bags with you at all times. They’re really lightweight, so you won’t even notice them in your handbag, and let’s be honest, they just look really cool.

    Price: £11.69 for five bags.

    17. Or if you’re after something more secure, this shopping bag is really sturdy.

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    With a 4.9 star rating, customers are really happy with the quality of this reusable bag. It has a 21 litre capacity and the natural colour-way will go with everything – so you *could* even say it’s the only shopping bag you’ll ever need.

    Price: £4.54

    18. And these mesh bags are a plastic-free way to store your groceries when you get them home.

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    You can also use these bags in-store to collect your loose fruit and veg, meaning you don’t have to use the plastic bags provided. These bags are made from 100% organic unbleached cotton and are plastic free, down to the colour-coded drawstrings. The mesh material gives your fresh fruit and veg room to breathe, helping it to last longer and reducing food waste in the long run.

    Price: £12.99 for seven bags.

    19. This stainless steel water bottle will keep your tea hot and your water ice cold!

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    With a variety of colours and sizes to choose from, it holds up to one litre of liquid, has a 100% leak-proof design, and is BPA free!

    Price: £13.99 - £27.99 depending on size and colour.

    20. And for extra environment-saving brownie points use this reusable cup – which is made from recycled cups.

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    This is another leak-proof, BPA free bad boy, which has 360° drinking (which basically means you won’t have to spend ages searching for the tiny drinking hole). Customers love how the seal is watertight, so no need to worry about your coffee leaking in your bag.

    Price: £12.00 - £15.99 depending on colour.

    21. Put your food waste to good use with this cute and discreet compost bin.

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    Customers love how this food waste caddy is small enough to fit anywhere, can be easily mounted onto the wall, and is just so darn cute you’ll forget it’s holding egg shells and banana skins. They also recommend the compostable bin liners from the same brand, which are a perfect fit for the 6 litre caddy.

    Price: £13.49 - £16.50 depending on colour.

    22. And finally, these timer plug sockets will help you to save energy and not overcharge your phone.

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    These plug sockets will automatically turn off your lamps, Christmas lights, and any other appliances you keep forgetting about. Customers love how they’re practically silent (unlike other models) and they’re super easy to set up and use!

    Price: £18.99 for a set of two plug sockets.