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Products That Are Good For The Planet And Your Conscience

Dec 04, 2021 ByLaura Lee

We all want to do our bit to take care of the environment and help make the world a better place. So we’ve done a little research, and found a bunch of products that are much more environmentally friendly than the versions we’re used to using. The first few on our list are multipurpose bags. Reusable shopping bags, bread bags and produce bags are a great way to cut back on unnecessary single-use plastics.

We’re so used to using a lot of single-use items, that we don’t even realize how much money it wastes. By switching your disposable plastic razors for a reusable metal one, you’ll help save your wallet and the environment. There’s also a great array of straws on the market; metal, glass, silicone, and bamboo, and with so many fun themes and designs, it’ll put your old regular straws to shame. The general rule here is to go for the more robust product, it’ll last longer and save you money in the long run too.

 Woman holding reusable cotton zero waste bag with text No More Plastic. Outdoors portrait in sunny day. Eco friendly bags concept.

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We understand that sometimes single-use is simply more convenient, say if you’re throwing a big dinner party, and don’t want to have piles of dishes. Well don’t worry, there are many eco-friendly products out there for these occasions too. Plates and dishes made from recycled paper, and even silverware made from recycled wood! There are even some companies that sell sets that are made from bamboo. Bamboo has proven to be extremely useful in the bid to get rid of plastic. The next time you need to replace your toothbrush, consider buying ones made from bamboo instead of plastic.

There will always be some products that we prefer to buy plastic. Whether it’s for aesthetics or simply because it’s waterproof. There’s a whole range of plastic items out there that are already made from recycled plastic or even compostable bioplastic. From refillable water bottles and bike helmets to phone covers and trash bags. All it takes is a few small switches to help reduce our environmental footprint.