9 Eco Products Helping You Go Zero-Waste

While a zero-waste lifestyle may sound intimidating, there are many simple switches you can make to help lessen your daily waste. Great part, all of these products are reasonably priced so it's easy to start your journey...

1. iPhone Case, Pela $26

You may find it odd I begin with this one, but tech waste {aka e-waste} is a serious issue. The planet has more phones than people, and with each phone comes a case {unless you live life on the more daring side}. Most of these phone cases are made of plastic and will take hundreds of years to decompose. Brands like Pela recognize this and are offering us a solution. These iPhone cases are biodegradable and made from Flaxstic™, a combination of flax straw ‘waste’, plant-based biopolymers and recycled materials. Don't let the sound of this material fool you either, it really is great at protecting the planet and your phone ;) I've had people ask about the quality, and I've dropped my iPhone 7+ many times with no problems. So yeah.. it does its job! & it does it in a fun, colorful way. I have the Rose Quartz and the Greenery - two perfect colors for Spring! Which one are you going to go for? 


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2. Compost Bin, Natural Home Brands $23

I've gotta be honest here.. I'm not the best when it comes to composting. Pretty much everywhere I've lived the last 5 years has made it nearly impossible for me to compost. No places to drop it off, no backyard to do it on my own.. just really difficult to find my 'composting groove'. Recently, I found out there is a local compost company where we just moved. I am SO excited and will be signing up ASAP. If composting is something doable for your lifestyle, I highly recommend getting one of these little bins for your kitchen. 

3. Refillable Shampoo & Conditioner, Plaine Products $30+

No bulk store near you to refill your favorite bath&body products? Luckily, Plaine Products is here to help get rid of unnecessary plastic bathroom waste. I just wrote a whole article about how this brand is creating zero-waste bathrooms - here


4. Lunch Sac, Urbana Sacs $48

Designed for the kids, if I had to take my lunch to work everyday I would totally use this washable paper lunch sac! Easy to clean, these sacs are made from a variety of virgin pulp fiber blends and recycled polyester felts... so we can ditch the brown paper bags ;)

 

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5. Basic Tote, Rareform $38

Speaking of brown paper bags, you should always bring your own tote when out and about. Rareform totes are made from repurposed billboard vinyl. How cool is that?! They help reduce plastic bag shopping waste AND are made from pre-existing materials. 

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6. Cloth Napkins, Renegades of Chic $34

I didn't think there would come the day I ditched funky paper napkins, but after finding a ton of cloth napkins just as fun, it was time. Now, whenever I go to a restaurant and they hand me a paper napkin, I cringe a little :P {should carry them in my purse!}

6. Wax Wraps, SuperBee $20

One of my coolest finds this past year,  SuperBee is taking the place of your 'cling' plastic wrap. I was always guilty of not taking the time to look for the correct tubberwear containers and throwing my leftovers into a plastic bag. Now, I'm guilt free and using these wax wraps non-stop. Such a great idea! 

 


8. Water Bottle, Yuhme $31

I'm sure you've heard, but by 2050 they predict there will be more plastic bottles in the ocean than fish. I don't like the sound of this so my Yuhme water bottle is with me at all times. No excuse for me buying a water bottle these days. Plus, this bottle provides 6 months of clean water through Water for Good. 

9. Bamboo Toothbrush, Mable $10

The easiest sustainable switch you can make - brushing with bamboo! Since it is recommended to change your toothbrush every three months, why not use one that won't end up sitting in a landfill 'forever'? After three months, throw it in your compost bin and feel good about your clean smile :D


What are some of your favorite tricks for lessening waste?