I always wondered how I can continue to help the planet by using reusable products. The basic items that come to my mind right away are plastic water bottles and reusable grocery bags. Although, those two things are great, there are many more opportunities to be more Eco-friendly. I composed a list of 10 things that you change exchange for your everyday products.
1. Reusable tampon and pads!
I thought I would start this list out a little interesting. When I first heard of a reusable tampon and pad, I was a little grossed out! At first it is a little hard to use (I’ll be honest), but so was a tampon when you first started using one. You just have to give it a chance. Not only does it help the environment by eliminating waste but it is also better for your body. Check out the video below to see all the benefits!
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2. Eco wrap!
Eco wrap is a great alternative to plastic wrap! Did I mention it is healthier and saves money for you in the long run! Check out this video to see the full details!
This Eco Food Wrap Is Perfect For People Who Love The Environment
Posted by BuzzFeed Video on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
(And if it is too expensive or you like DIY projects, this video shows you how to make your own!)
Make your own homemade REUSABLE cling wrap to be more eco-friendly! ✨
Posted by Goodful on Sunday, April 22, 2018
3. Reusable Hand Warmers!
Reusable Hand Warmers are great because you can use them again and again and never have to buy one again. What is do is after you use it you boil it and it restarts the hand warmer. You then click the sliver button inside and watch it transform (this part is pretty neat)! Then it stay warm like a hand warmer would! When you want to use it again, start the whole process over again! Check out this short video that shows you how it works!
4. DIY Hot and Cold heat pack
All you need to do is add rice and sew it together in a pack. You can either microwave it or freeze it and use it again and again! (They make great gifts!)
5. Reusable Straws!
I already made a blog post about this but I think this is an important item that we must switch to! There are many alternatives to this which is great! There are glass, metal, stainless steal, wood, bamboo, rubber and paper straws! All are better than the plastic alternative!
6. Reusable Juice Box!
This one if for the kids! Think about how much waste a little juice box with a straw makes! This is a easy switch and it saves you money but filling up your own juice!
7. Reusable Sandwich Bags!
Again think of the money you will be saving and the waste you will be preventing! This is a one time buy! The link below shows a website that sells them!
8. Chip and Snack Bag Re-sealer
This will keep your food fresh and help you not waste them!
9. Reusable Napkins!
All you have to do it wash them and they look super cute too!
10. Food Scrapes
Don’t waste your food scrapes! You can either compost them like I explained in past posts or you can grow new fruits and veggies from your fruit and veggie scrapes.
There are many more alternatives but these are just 10! Start with these and you will surely make an impact!!