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A decomposition notebook, Hydroflask and Dr. Bronner's bar soap are three environmentally friendly products.

A decomposition notebook, Hydroflask and Dr. Bronner's bar soap are three environmentally friendly products.

A decomposition notebook, Hydroflask and Dr. Bronner's bar soap are three environmentally friendly products.

A decomposition notebook, Hydroflask and Dr. Bronner's bar soap are three environmentally friendly products.

Gabrielle Krieger

A first step to leading a more sustainable lifestyle is to be conscious of how much you waste. The next step is to decrease your footprint by actively seeking out sustainable products and being mindful of their packaging. Here is a list of products that you could incorporate into your everyday life:

Online Stores Without Packaging

https://packagefreeshop.com

https://wildminimalist.com

https://www.wisdomsupplyco.com

 

Discount codes

https://www.thezerowastecollective.com/shop

This website offers discount codes for some of the products below as well as recommendations for even more brands like them.

 

Bulk shopping

Instead of buying food heavily packaged, buy your basic pantry staples in bulk. Bring jars or reusable bags to a local bulk store and stock up on pastas, flour, sugar, and any other kitchen staples.

 

Toiletries

Toothbrushes

This biobased toothbrush has an organic bamboo handle and bristles made of castor bean oil. They come in packs of 4 or more with free shipping to the US. You can also buy toothbrush travel cases on this site.

Toothpaste

This toothpaste comes in a totally recyclable box and tube.

Floss

This floss features a reusable glass container; after the first purchase, you can just order refills.

Toilet paper

This toilet paper is 3 ply, made from recycled books and office papers, and biodegradable. Not to mention, 50% of their profits are donated to building toilets for people in need. If you buy a pack of 48, it’s only $48 dollars and comes with free shipping.

Hairbrush

This sturdy wooden hairbrush is also compostable.

Hand Sanitizer

The first best option is to DIY it and put in in a reusable spray bottle, but this is a good second. The container is made of recycled material and has a formula with natural and organic ingredients only.

Makeup Rounds (Instead of cotton balls or cotton pads)

A great alternative to single use products to remove makeup, these rounds are made of hemp and are able to be machine washed with the use of a linen bag.

Band aids

These hypoallergenic bandaids are also biodegradable.

 

Shower

Razors

This razor is stainless steel with replaceable heads. The company actually takes back used blades to recycle. The first razor comes with a pack of ten extra; more replacements after that are only 15 cents a head.

Body Soap

This soap bar is all natural and biodegradable with completely recycled packaging.

Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Masks

These shampoo and conditioner bars are available for a large range of hair types and come in compostable packaging. They also donate 20% of their profits.

Loofah

This all natural Loofah was harvested from the Luffa Sponge Gourd plant; it’s the real deal.

 

Kitchen/Food Products

Straws

These straws come with a cleaner and a carrying pouch, in a pack of 8 for sharing with friends (no plastic for them).

Utensils

This bamboo utensil set includes a knife, fork, spoon, chopsticks, and a little carrying pouch made of recycled polyester.

Paper Towels

These reusable paper towels should last a long time but they can be composted or their threads can be put in a terracycle bin.

Snack bags

These reusable silicone snack bags are dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe! They’re a great alternative to ziploc bags. These things should last practically forever but if it’s completely burned, the ashes are compostable.

Plastic Wrap

This plastic wrap is made of mainly beeswax (among other natural and sustainable ingredients) and is 100% compostable.

Water Bottle

These water bottles are an investment (that comes with a lifetime guarantee) in both health and the environment; their water bottles are able to keep water cold for up to 24 hours. They’re readily available at a wide variety of stores too. Hydro flask is also the founder of Parks For All, a charity that gives grants to nonprofits that support parks around the world.

 

Cleaning Products

Toilet Scrubber

This brush is made of beechwood with a matching stand. The brush can be compostable at the end of its life.

Dish Washing Brush

This brush has compostable a brush head you can replace when it’s completely used.

 

Pets

Doggie Bags

These poop bags work for both dog poop and cleaning kitty litter. They biodegrade in up to 18 months even in landfills.

Dog Brush

This dog brush is double sided and has a wooden handle. The metal bristles are recyclable while all the other parts of the brush are compostable.

Kitty Litter

This kitty litter is not only all natural, compostable, and biodegradable, but inexpensive too. You can also buy them in quite a few department stores.

Hair Wash for Dogs

This shampoo bar for dogs comes in compostable packaging and is manufactured by a carbon neutral brand.

 

Office/School Supplies

Notebooks and Sketchbooks

These notebooks and sketchbooks are made of completely recycled post consumer waste paper products. They’re a little bit pricey compared to normal ones but they’re also super cute. Instead of buying online, you can purchase them at most Targets and other department or office supply chain stores.

Highlighters

These pencil-style highlighters are made with peelable wax which eliminates the need for plastic highlighters that dry up and eventually end up in landfills.

Paper

This college ruled paper is both not held together with plastic and biobased (it’s made with sugarcane and post consumer waste).

 

Technology

Headphones, Record Players, and Speakers

House of Marley works with reforestation projects and make their products out of sustainable  materials such as bamboo and recycled fabrics.

Iphone Case

These strong Iphone cases are completely biodegradable and compostable.

 

Uniform

Stockings

While a little bit on the pricier side, these stocking are made from nylon waste and dyed with reused water (they purify it after every dye). You can also send them your old nylon stockings and they will recycle them into new ones.

Shoes

Will’s is a carbon neutral footwear company that sells vegan shoes ranging from casual footwear to loafers. They offer many black shoe options that fit the uniform policy at Annie Wright.

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