Ten of the Best Environmentally Friendly Products that reduce your Carbon Footprint

Ten of the Best Environmentally Friendly Products that reduce your Carbon Footprint

Reducing your carbon footprint is easier than ever, as with a few swaps and changes to your normal shopping, you can ensure that you are doing your bit and your best for the environment.

We have included simple ways and products that you can easily incorporate into your everyday life, and help to reduce your carbon footprint.

Here are our favourites:

Tegion Silicone Straws, 6-Pack - $10.99

Did you know that in the U.S. alone over 500 million plastic straws are used PER DAY then discarded? There are tons of options available so that we can stop using plastic ones, these ones, for example, are made of silicone and will last you for years.

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Econuts Laundry Detergent - $11

Econuts detergent use a natural ingredient called soap berries that, when added to water, produce a substance called saponin that can be used to clean and soften clothing. This all-natural product even comes in a recyclable container, which means you can just refill it when you get low.

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BlueAvocado Resealable Bags - $11.18

Why are we using so many disposable plastic bags when we could be using paper or reusable ones instead? These ones from BlueAvocado can be used time and again and you can reseal them.

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Miracle Face Erase Cloths, - $12

Do you know how many cotton balls and swabs are thrown away each year? No, neither do we but we reckon it’s a lot. Cut down on this waste by using a microfiber towel, like this one, that you can reuse again and again and is biodegradable so can be composted when you’ve finished with it.

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Purifyou Mesh Bags - from $13

Plastic bags are one of the world’s biggest polluters. The energy expended to make them, and the amount that end up in landfills is just staggering. Do your bit by ditching the ones they offer you in the stores and take these instead. Mesh bags are great for storing all kinds of produce, from veggies to fruits as they do not let condensation form inside.

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Squooshi Reusable Food Pouch, 8-Pack - $14.99

These pouches are a great way to store leftover soups, smoothies, sauces or baby food. They are also good for school lunch boxes, as instead of buying individual yoghurts for instance, you could buy a big pot and distribute it amongst these smaller pouches.

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Doooka Handmade Tote - $16

Many supermarkets have started charging people for plastic bags in an attempt to reduce waste and their carbon footprint. An easy way to stop plastic bags going to landfills is by either reusing them or not using them at all. This tote by Doooka goes one better, it is actually made from 100% recycled material, and holds at least two regular plastic grocery bags’ worth of goods.

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que Water Bottle - $25

Plastic water bottles are one of the biggest contributors to landfill waste and pollution in the world, but you won’t need one if you buy this water bottle from que. It’s estimated that in the US around 50 million water bottles are used then thrown away, with only around 25% being recycled. This bottle is great as it folds down when not in use and comes in loads of sizes and colours.

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Corkcicle Insulated Tumbler - $25

Millions of disposable coffee cups are thrown away each year and cannot be recycled due to the insulating inner material. You can stop adding to this waste by taking in your own coffee mug whenever you visit a coffee shop. This one will insulate your drink for 3 hours if hot and 9 hours if cold and comes in loads of color options. A really easy way to reduce your carbon footprint.

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Glasslock Container Set - from $35

You might think that plastic Tupperware is an environmentally friendly option but actually glass is better. It lasts longer and takes less energy to produce. With this make from Glasslock you also get a guarantee on the tops of the bowls, so replacements are free, and they are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe as well.

From: amazon.com