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8+ Products That Were Literally Designed To Be Used Again And Again

Brittany Rae 31 Jul 2020

Guess what time it is? It's time to save the environment! See, I didn't keep you hanging with that one. This matter is too important to mess around with!

Reducing your carbon footprint is surprisingly easy. While the big steps have to be taken by large companies, us individuals can do small things to really try and help Mother Nature out. Let's see what those things are!

1. Reusable grocery bags are the bee's knees.

Amazon

As long as you remember to bring yours with you, which I forget roughly 50% of the time. We're all works in progress.

There are so many gorgeous options, but I'm loving these ones from Amazon. They come in a pack of five!

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2. And while we're talking groceries, how about some reusable produce bags?

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Honestly, these are way handier than the plastic ones at the grocery store. You won't have to wander around the produce area looking for a roll that isn't empty!

Get these ones from Amazon.

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3. A set of silicone stretch lids.

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Say goodbye to trying to find the perfectly sized lid for your tupperware. Silicone stretch lids will stretch to fit any size container you put over them! And you can put them in the microwave! Score.

Get them from Amazon.

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4. Some microfiber towels to (almost) totally replace paper towels.

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There are still some jobs only paper towel can do. For the rest? There are microfiber towels. These things can take anything you throw at them, and they come out of the wash looking like new. I don't know what kind of person I'd be without these bad boys.

Get some from Amazon.

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5. A biodegradable dish washing set.

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This kit comes with a bottle cleaning brush, a dishwashing brush, a sponge, and a loofah sponge! When you're done with them, you can feel good about throwing them away — they'll biodegrade!

Get the set here.

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6. Make summer sustainable with reusable water balloons.

Etsy | SparrowAndCro

Balloons are really big single-use offenders. Instead, swap them out for light, crocheted water balloons in different colors!

Get a pack of six eco-friendly balloons on Etsy.

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7. Some reusable bags for storing your fave snacks and veggies.

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These silicone bags are definitely worth the investment. They'll last forever, and they stand up for easy filling! They're also dishwasher and microwave safe, which makes them superior to literally any plastic bag.

Get one from Amazon.

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8. Beeswax wrap will totally replace your plastic wrap.

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Not only will it eliminate plastic wrap from your life, but Bee's Wrap is totally washable and reusable! It will last you up to a year before it naturally biodegrades.

Get some from Etsy.

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9. These cute bags are perfect for sandwiches!

Etsy | creationjoseejade

Not only are they reusable, they're washable AND waterproof. No need to worry about mustard stains. And who could resist that cute cactus pattern?

Get a set on Etsy.

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10. Let wool dryer balls push dryer sheets right out of your life.

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Seriously, it kind of feels weird to keep using dryer sheets or those plastic balls — what's the point? These wool dryer balls do the same job!

Get some on Amazon.

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11. Some cotton coffee filters to replace all those disposable ones.

Etsy | PolarLightsDesign

This is such an easy switch, tbh. Cotton coffee filters can be made for any coffee maker and come with cleaning instructions to keep them in tip-top shape!

Get some on Etsy.

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12. Get you a silicone-tipped Q-tip.

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Guys, I have one of these, and it's amazing. Do I use it for makeup? No. Do I do the thing we're not supposed to do and use it to clean my ears? Absolutely. And it's great.

Get one on Amazon.

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13. These refillable Keurig cups.

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This just makes sense. You can pack your own K-Cups and use them over and over again!

You can check if your Keurig is compatible and get a four-pack of purple ones on Amazon.

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14. Get into reusable boba cups!

Etsy | reusablebbtcup

How genius is this? Bubble Tea is delicious, but it often comes in totally sealed single-use plastic cups. These boba cups come with sealed lids and straws big enough to get those pearls!

Get the straw + lid on Etsy.

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15. Pack up these collapsible straws to use at restaurants.

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Since most don't seem to carry straws anymore! These straws are easy to use, have silicone tips to save your lips from cold or hot metal, and come in some really cute colors!

Get a pack on Amazon.

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16. Reusable nail polish remover pads just make sense.

Etsy | freoncollective

Instead of using disposable cotton ones, why not try out some bamboo felt ones? According to the listing, the texture of the pads makes removing nail polish a breeze.

Get some on Etsy.

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17. These reusable food pouches.

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Perfect for those foods you want your kids to eat like they would drink a Capri Sun, am I right? These pouches are washable and freezer safe.

Get them on Amazon!

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18. How about a cozy little coffee warmer?

Etsy | VallisHandmade

Reusable and washable, these coffee cup holders let you skip the disposable cardboard ones and dress up your coffee cup in style!

Get your own in a design of your choice on Etsy!

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19. This cute AF set of glass food storage bowls.

Wayfair

You know what look great on these? Those silicone stretch lids. Just sayin'. They're microwave safe, too!

Get a set of these gorgeous bowls at Wayfair!

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20. Eco tissues are the new hotness.

Etsy | EcoRebelleShop

I've never seen these before, and I think they're so cool! They're made of 70% Viscose de Bambou and 30% organic cotton and come in a fabric box, so every part is washable.

Get a set of 30 (and the box) on Etsy.

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21. This chic AF face shield.

Etsy | gizda

You know, to help protect you from a certain virus. Opt out of disposable masks and filters and put your whole self behind this amazing face shield. The shield itself is removable so that you can wash the hood!

Get one on Etsy.

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22. Reusable Swiffer pads to the rescue.

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A Swiffer is essential in many homes, but let's be real: the pad refills are expensive AF and they contribute to excess and unnecessary waste! This reusable version gets the job done, saving you money and saving the environment.

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23. These rectangular baking cups would be PERFECT for banana bread.

Wayfair

We all know about reusable cupcake liners, but what about these cute rectangular ones? You could make banana bread in them! Yes, I brought up banana bread twice. I really want some right now.

Get them at Wayfair.

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24. For good measure, here is the cupcake version.

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If you're a baker, you may as well go ahead and get both sets. Then, whip me up a few batches of cupcakes and banana bread. (Kidding! Maybe...)

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