10 Simple Changes to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

In recent years as a society, we have come to be reliant on single use plastics. From the obvious things such as plastic water bottles, plastic silverware, and single use plastic straws, to the less obvious things like loofahs, toothbrushes, and razors. We have been trained to think that once we throw away these plastics they are no longer a problem to us. In reality, these plastics take over 1000 years to decompose which destroys ecosystems, kills animals, and poisons our food. That’s why it’s so important to switch to more sustainable products to encourage large corporations to use sustainable packaging and control their pollution. Below is a list of very simple suggestions to make your home eco-friendly, these products can even save you money in the long run!

  1. Bamboo Toothbrushes
8 Pack – Biodegradable Natural Charcoal Bamboo Toothbrushes (Two Packs of 4 | BPA Free Soft Bristles | Biodegradable, Compostable, Eco Friendly, Natural, Organic, Vegan, Kooler-Things https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HRXYYNF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_qMobFb6DN6038

Bamboo toothbrushes are simply amazing. They can be recycled, reused, and even composted. Better yet, properties in bamboo kill bacteria that penetrate it’s surface, providing lasting protection that a plastic toothbrush cannot offer.

2. Bee’s Wrap

Bee’s Wrap – Assorted Set of 3 – Certified B Corporation – No Synthetic Wax or Chemicals – Holds for Up to a Year – Sustainable and Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps with Jojoba Oil – 3 Sizes (S, M, L) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0126LMDFK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_5YpbFb6TSXY8D

Bee’s wrap is a great substitute for plastic wrap. They can easily be cleaned in the sink and can last about a year.

3. Reusable Ziplock Bags

Reusable Food Storage Bags (9 Pieces); Dishwasher Safe & Microwave Safe Silicone Bags; Silicone Food Bags – Reusable Zip Style; Reusable Snack Bags/Reusable Freezer Bags; Silicone Bags Reusable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZJW5BPS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_X-pbFbPRNGWCV

These ziplocks completely get rid of the need for traditional plastic bags. They are dishwasher, freezer, and microwave safe most importantly they are reusable!

4. Reusable Shopping Bag

Reusable Grocery Bags Set of 5, Grocery Tote Foldable into Attached Pouch, Ripstop Polyester Reusable Shopping Bags, Washable, Durable and Lightweight (Royal,Purple,Pink,Orange,Teal) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6EGXUB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_RbqbFbWBHVHQF

Recently, there have been a few states prohibiting the use of plastic bags in stores. For the people within those states and the people who just want to make a difference there’s these great reusable bags. They’re compact and machine washable.

5. Glass Straws

Hummingbird Glass Straws Clear Bent 9″ x 9.5 mm Made With Pride In The USA – Perfect Reusable Straw For Smoothies, Tea, Juice, Water, Essential Oils – 4 Pack With Cleaning Brush

Glass straws are a great alternative for metal straws, and an even better alternative for plastic straws! They don’t leave a metal taste in your mouth, they’re durable, and dishwasher safe. The brand Hummingbird Glass even offers a lifetime warranty for free on all its straws.

6. Bar Soap

Crate 61 For Him Soap 6-Pack Box Set, 100% Vegan Cold Process Bar Soap, scented with premium essential oils and natural flavors, for men and women, face and body. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CMJ4XGF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_QErbFbQEYN4NZ

It may seem simple but its extremely effective. When you use bar soap you are forced to use the entire thing insuring there is none wasted and often times they come in recyclable cardboard boxes.

7. Safety Razors

ZINC AND STAINLESS STEEL RAZOR WITH PIVOTING HEAD https://packagefreeshop.com/products/stainless-steel-razor-with-pivoting-head?variant=32087646306401&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzI35uLm86gIVA6SzCh3jkQLgEAQYASABEgJlc_D_BwE

The initial price of a safety razor is a bit expensive. But they can be used for years to come and all you have to do is change the razor blades. Some companies like Leaf Shave Co. have a life time warranty and will recycle the used razor blades for you.

8. Natural Loofahs

100% Natural Loofah Exfoliating Sponge (3 pack UNFLATTENED) – Loofah Body Scrubber – Loofah Sponge – Organic Loofah – Exfoliating Body Sponge – Biodegradable Loofah – Natural Bath Sponge – Luffa https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XZMWSZY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_yasbFbQDCZE2C

Most loofahs are make from plastic and because of how it is made they can’t be recycled after. Natural loofahs are 100% bio-degradable and wont break the bank.

9. Reusable Baking Sheets

Set of 4 Reusable Silicone Macaron Baking Mats 0.75mm (2 Half Sheets and 2 Quarter Sheets), Non Stick Silicone Liner for Bake Pans and Rolling – Macaron, Pastry, Cookie, Bun, Brioche, Bread Making https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JHXKHKB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_hdsbFb6QVE96V

Tin foil and parchment paper is not good for our environment. Neither of them can be recycled and they both take awhile to decompose. Reusable baking sheets last for years and have a nice outline for baked goods.

10. Reusable Water Bottles

Brita 20 Ounce Premium Filtering Water Bottle with Filter – Double Wall Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle – BPA Free – Ocean and Assorted Colors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QR6WZ9P/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_QlsbFbHVH212S

Why buy plastic single use water bottles when you can buy a reusable filtered water bottle that last for years. Americans throw away over 35 million water bottles a year. Imagine the good that would come from just half of Americans switching to reusable water bottles. In the long run you’ll not only be saving money but the planet too.

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One thought on “10 Simple Changes to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

  1. All very great ideas. I also love that there are links to the items mentioned. Very convenient 👌

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