Simple Sustainable Products You Need To Try
Finding products that are reusable and sustainable are a great way to eliminate excessive waste and can spruce up your home and daily routines.
Reusable straws are great for so many beverages. Whether it’s a homemade iced coffee or a beautiful cocktail/mocktail. They are better for the environment, give you the feeling of a classy drink at a restaurant without the soggy paper straw. Save the environment and feel good while doing it.
Dryer balls are a great alternative to dryer sheets. They alleviate static while also reducing drying time as the balls lift the clothes while cycling. You may be worried about losing the wonderful scent that the dryer sheets provide to your clothes, but you can always add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the dryer balls before tossing them in.
Reusable Paper Towels
Although paper towels are great for picking up unpleasant messes or assisting with cleaning bathrooms, reusable paper towels are a great replacement for a regular roll of paper towels for everyday kitchen and dining messes. These are also great for other cleaning tasks like glass, dusting shelves, and polishing tables. Even if you can eliminate a roll or two a month from your waste with these, that is a positive impact on the environment and our landfills.
Washable Makeup Remover Pads
Instead of using disposable cotton pads, try these reusable cotton makeup remover pads. This item comes with its own laundry bag so the pads don’t get lost in the laundry. A simple switch that will, in time, make a large impact.
Reusable Food Storage Bags
There is a great convenience to ziplock bags but the amount of plastic waste that comes with those is astounding. By switching over to reusable food storage bags you not only get a sturdier product, but you can easily clean them.
Refillable Soaps and Cleaning Products
Finding soap dispensers that you love for your bathrooms and kitchen is a great way to eliminate the number of plastic bottles you consume. Purchasing large containers of soap that you can use to refill your dispensers will create consistency and then you know you always have backup soap when you run low. The same goes for cleaning products such as all-purpose cleaners and disinfectants.
Using glass spray bottles is also a great way to create an aesthetic cleaning supply, by throwing on some beautifully made labels you can standardize your cleaning supplies for ease of use. There are some great brands that are implementing sustainable cleaning supplies such as tablets that are added to water. Take a look at these brands: Blueland and Grove Co.
What sustainable products have you been using to limit waste?