6 Products to Help You Be More Environmentally Friendly

September 13, 2018

I will point out that purchasing these from Amazon means you are using shipping boxes and packing materials, so I would recommend buying multiple items at once, and of course, recycle!
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  1. Re-usable dryer balls. Replace your one-time-use dryer sheets, plus these are so cute! Wool dryer balls are another alternative.
  2. Silicone straws, including a pouch and cleaners. There's a lot of debate about banning plastic straws, but I think that we can all agree that if you are capable of purchasing and using reusable straws, you should! Just think of how many plastic straws you personally throw away a month.
  3. Bamboo toothbrushes, with plastic-free packaging. Almost 50 million pounds of plastic toothbrushes make it to our landfills every year. All that plastic can take up to 1,000 years to decompose and can even leak pollutants into the surrounding soil and water. Plus, you'll look super sophisticated.
  4. Get yourself a killer water bottle. I recommend Hydro Flask or BlenderBottle.
  5. Makeup remover cloths to ditch the throw-away wipes.
  6. Products like diapers and menstural pads are used frequently. Try cloth alternatives, or even a DivaCup for the ladies.
Bonus tips:
  • If you're like me and always forget about your reusable tote bags for groceries, at least be sure to recycle your plastic bags. Most recycling plants don't recycle them. I recommend finding a grocery store nearby with a bin for it - I take mine to my local Target. They have to be recycled separately.
  • Avoid Styrofoam if possible - neither plastic nor Styrofoam are biodegradable, but at least plastic can be recycled.
  • Donate ripped clothes to Goodwill.
  • Use old salsa glass canisters to bring your lunch to school/work. It's a great way to reuse, and you won't have to worry about mismatching tupperware!
"Try a little harder to be a little better."
— Gordon B. Hinckley
Yours truly,
McKay

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