These Eco-Friendly Amazon Buys Will Help Reduce Your Daily Waste
The Best Eco-Friendly Products On Amazon
You've decided to become more eco-friendly—yay!—but are now realizing 1) it takes a conscious effort to look at your lifestyle and see where you can make changes but also 2) it takes some money upfront to create your sustainable products toolbox. These eco-friendly products are an investment, but once you have them in your arsenal it will make going zero-waste way more doable. Click through for the most helpful eco-friendly products (and to see some of them in action, read about how I tried to create zero waste for one week).
Croon Essentials Kit
While makeup wipes are super convenient post-workout or to take off makeup, they, unfortunately, end up in landfills (and can take ~100 years to break down). Instead, try Croon. Their Essentials Kit contains three microfiber and one exfoliating pad plus the laundry bag. You can remove makeup with just water and circular motions or add a bit of cleanser to really cleanse the skin, then wash and reuse for up to 200 washes. (Take it to the next level with really freaking cool just-add-water skin care.) ($56)
Baggu Reusable Shopping Bags
JAWS Kitchen Cleaner-Degreaser Bottle
Not only is JAWS Kitchen Cleaner-Degreaser Bottle an eco-friendly formula, but it starts as a tablet and turns into a liquid cleanser when you add water, meaning less plastic bottles too. Bonus: The multi-purpose cleaner smells like orange cinnamon. (Did you know you can also make your own cleaning products at home?)
Kitchen + Home Bamboo Towels
Brabantia Sort & Go Waste Bins
Smart Sheep Reusable Wool Dryer Balls
The simplest eco-friendly swaps to make are the ones that change your products but not your lifestyle. Reduce wrinkles and dry clothes faster with Smart Sheep Reusable Wool Dryer Balls instead of dryer sheets. Each ball lasts for two to four years, depending on how many loads of wash you do.
EcoLunchbox Seal Cup
While reusable plastic is better than creating garbage, the best option is metal or glass, because it takes less energy to create and even reusable plastic wears down and can't be easily recycled. The EcoLunchbox Seal Cup in medium is the perfect size for yogurt parfaits, veggies and dip, or a snack. The design is leak-free, dishwashable, and stackable. (Related: Genius Lunch Boxes, Containers, and Gear for Grownups)
Simple Modern Classic Tumbler
You can have your morning Starbucks and drink it from a reusable mug. The Simple Modern Classic Tumbler comes with a straw and a flip top lid so iced and hot coffee drinkers alike can use the pretty travel mug. And with patterns like primrose marble and blue moonstone, your a.m. java could be just as therapeutic as these healing crystals. (More: Cute Tumblers That Will Keep You Hydrated and Environmentally Woke)
Urban Noon Reusable Silicone Food Bag
Coobl Stainless Steel Telescopic Reusable Straw
The Coobl Stainless Steel Telescopic Reusable Straw collapses to fit into your tiniest handbag yet is strong enough to not fall apart mid-sip (looking at you, paper straw). Bonus: The kit also comes with a straw cleaner and is dishwasher safe. Make sure you carry it when you travel too: California just became the first state to ban plastic straws.