Easy Switches to Live More Sustainably

My favorite sustainable products

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I’ve been making an effort over the past couple years to use more sustainable items and cut down on waste, especially single use plastics. I did an Instagram Story about this (saved in my Highlights) and so many people mentioned how they’re doing the same or that they loved learning about these products, so I wanted to share here as well! I’ve switched out things like cling wrap and traditional TP for these earth-friendly options and I couldn’t be happier:

  1. Reusable Sandwich Bags ($7) – Isn’t the pattern on these bags cute? They’re perfect for toting snacks to work or storing leftovers in the fridge. I’ve also used mine as a carry-on liquids bag and to gather together all of the lip balms, hair ties, and face powder in my purse. They’re durable, roomy, and seal tight.
  2. Seedling Tree-free Bath Tissue and Paper Towels ($8 and $10) – These renewable Bamboo and Sugarcane paper products are probably my favorite find from Grove. This is such an easy swap because you can have a bundle auto-ordered every month or two.
  3. Thinx Hiphugger ($34) – These have already allowed me to avoid sending dozens of pads to landfills where they would have taken over 500 years to degrade. So worth the price, especially when a box of pads is $15 here in New York. I’ll have a full review on these soon, but I cannot recommend them enough!
  4. Reusable Travel Flatware Set ($14) – I love the way these fit together to store conveniently. They’re also made out of 100% recycled material and come in a variety of cute colors. As an alternative, I purchased this set last year because it also comes with chopsticks and a little case.
  5. S’well Insulated Water Bottle – If you’re still using plastic water bottles, this should be your number one switch. A reusable bottle is so much less wasteful, cost-effective, and keeps water cold for 12 hours. I have a couple S’well ones and they’re definitely nice, but you can also find cute ones at Target for half the price.
  6. Bees Wrap ($7) – This is great for wrapping up a sandwich or covering a small plate of food in the fridge. I realized how often I use Saran wrap in January and made the switch to these coated fabric wraps instead.

Do you have any sustainable options I should work into my routine or tips on reducing waste? Would love to hear your thoughts!