I am no way affiliated or sponsored by any of the products or companies listed below. They are a compilation of items that I have personally found useful in reducing my environmental impact. My intent on listing these items here is to save you time and learn about sustainable alternatives to the every day items we consume. While I provide links to purchase these items new, please consider sourcing these items locally and used whenever possible.

Find a local second-hand shop
Look for items on Craigslist or FreeCycle
Buy used items on Amazon and Ebay

On The Go

Utensils.   DIY  |  Source  Say no to single-use plastics by being prepared. Or opt to eat in instead of take out

Utensils. DIY | Source
Say no to single-use plastics by being prepared. Or opt to eat in instead of take out

Straw.   Shop  Say no to single-use plastics by being prepared. Or opt out by refusing straws all together @ restaurants: “Water with no straw, please.”

Straw. Shop
Say no to single-use plastics by being prepared. Or opt out by refusing straws all together @ restaurants: “Water with no straw, please.”

Coffee/Tea Travel Mug.   Shop  Say no to single-use plastics by being prepared. Forget your mug? Forego the plastic lid top or opt to drink in instead of taking it away.

Coffee/Tea Travel Mug. Shop
Say no to single-use plastics by being prepared. Forget your mug? Forego the plastic lid top or opt to drink in instead of taking it away.

Water Bottle.   Shop  There is a whole spectrum of water bottles out there in the market - but any water bottle will do. Second hand shops have plenty of water bottles for sale.

Water Bottle. Shop
There is a whole spectrum of water bottles out there in the market - but any water bottle will do. Second hand shops have plenty of water bottles for sale.


AT Home
In the Kitchen

Stovetop Espresso Maker.   Shop  Skip the capsule machines and coffee filters. I like the stainless steel Bialetti brand. Make lattes and cappuccinos at home with this  milk frother .

Stovetop Espresso Maker. Shop
Skip the capsule machines and coffee filters. I like the stainless steel Bialetti brand. Make lattes and cappuccinos at home with this milk frother.

Mason Jars.   Great for storing bulk food items and come in an assortment of sizes. You can also commonly find mason jars at your local second hand shop, or buy them new at Amazon, Target, or Ace Hardware. I strongly suggest exchanging the lids with  stainless steel rings  if you plan to clean them in the dishwasher, so they don’t rust.

Mason Jars.
Great for storing bulk food items and come in an assortment of sizes. You can also commonly find mason jars at your local second hand shop, or buy them new at Amazon, Target, or Ace Hardware. I strongly suggest exchanging the lids with stainless steel rings if you plan to clean them in the dishwasher, so they don’t rust.

Beeswax Wraps.   DIY  |  Shop  These have changed my life! Wrap sandwiches, fruits/vegetables, and cheese with these washable & compostable beeswax wraps instead of aluminum foil and plastic wrap.

Beeswax Wraps. DIY | Shop
These have changed my life! Wrap sandwiches, fruits/vegetables, and cheese with these washable & compostable beeswax wraps instead of aluminum foil and plastic wrap.

 

At Home
In the Bathroom

Tooth paste.   Shop   Toothpaste reinvented!  Bite down on the tablet and start brushing.  The ingredients are made from biomaterials and are marine degradable.  This produce comes in plastic-free and recyclable packaging, which means a lot since 1 Billion toothpaste tubes are thrown out globally each year! You can also subscribe to refill your glass bottles.

Tooth paste. Shop

Toothpaste reinvented! Bite down on the tablet and start brushing. The ingredients are made from biomaterials and are marine degradable. This produce comes in plastic-free and recyclable packaging, which means a lot since 1 Billion toothpaste tubes are thrown out globally each year! You can also subscribe to refill your glass bottles.

Toothbrush.   Shop  Made of bamboo, not plastic. Since it is compostable, this toothbrush helps to eliminate one of the most prevalent forms of ocean plastic pollution.

Toothbrush. Shop
Made of bamboo, not plastic. Since it is compostable, this toothbrush helps to eliminate one of the most prevalent forms of ocean plastic pollution.

Floss.   Shop    Refillable floss container. The floss is compostable and made from mulberry silk floss and coated in (vegan) candelilla wax. Even the floss refill packaging is compostable - and comes in Polylactide Acid bag created from the lactic acid in plants (certified compostable).

Floss. Shop
Refillable floss container. The floss is compostable and made from mulberry silk floss and coated in (vegan) candelilla wax. Even the floss refill packaging is compostable - and comes in Polylactide Acid bag created from the lactic acid in plants (certified compostable).

 
Lotion.   Shop  Reusable and Refillable container. Make a one-time purchase and return to the shop when a refilled bottle is needed. Subscription program available.  Alternatively, you can  buy lotion in bulk  and use a dispenser or mason jar at home for daily use.

Lotion. Shop
Reusable and Refillable container. Make a one-time purchase and return to the shop when a refilled bottle is needed. Subscription program available.

Alternatively, you can buy lotion in bulk and use a dispenser or mason jar at home for daily use.

Shampoo .  Shop  Reusable and Refillable container. Make a one-time purchase and return to the shop when a refilled bottle is needed. Subscription program available.  Alternatively, you can  buy lotion in bulk  and use a shower dispenser at home for daily use.

Shampoo. Shop
Reusable and Refillable container. Make a one-time purchase and return to the shop when a refilled bottle is needed. Subscription program available.

Alternatively, you can buy lotion in bulk and use a shower dispenser at home for daily use.

Conditioner.   Shop  Reusable and Refillable container. Make a one-time purchase and return to the shop when a refilled bottle is needed. Subscription program available.  Alternatively, you can  buy lotion in bulk  and use a shower dispenser at home for daily use.

Conditioner. Shop
Reusable and Refillable container. Make a one-time purchase and return to the shop when a refilled bottle is needed. Subscription program available.

Alternatively, you can buy lotion in bulk and use a shower dispenser at home for daily use.

Deodorant.   Shop  Packaging can be recycled and reused by the manufacturer’s  recycling club . Free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates. Comes in multiple scents.

Deodorant. Shop
Packaging can be recycled and reused by the manufacturer’s recycling club. Free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates. Comes in multiple scents.

 
Razor.   Shop  All-metal, stainless steel shaver - durable, attractive, and plastic free! Appropriate for all your shaving needs (men and women, head to toe). Blades are also recyclable through the  Albatross Blade Take Back Program .

Razor. Shop
All-metal, stainless steel shaver - durable, attractive, and plastic free! Appropriate for all your shaving needs (men and women, head to toe). Blades are also recyclable through the Albatross Blade Take Back Program.

Menstrual Cup.   Shop   Menstrual cups are a great alternative to pads/tampons and saves the planet from millions of disposable period products ending up in the landfills. Menstrual cups last for years, and more economical.

Menstrual Cup. Shop
Menstrual cups are a great alternative to pads/tampons and saves the planet from millions of disposable period products ending up in the landfills. Menstrual cups last for years, and more economical.

Reusable pads/liners.   Shop  A great alternative to pads and saves the planet from millions of disposable period products ending up in the landfills. Washable and more economical.

Reusable pads/liners. Shop
A great alternative to pads and saves the planet from millions of disposable period products ending up in the landfills. Washable and more economical.

Facial Moisturizer with SPF30 .  Shop  Biodegradable - Reef safe - Water resistant - NPA certified natural - Cruelty free - Plastic free packaging

Facial Moisturizer with SPF30. Shop
Biodegradable - Reef safe - Water resistant - NPA certified natural - Cruelty free - Plastic free packaging

 
Toilet Paper.  Look for these plastic-free individual wrapped 100% Recycled Bathroom Tissue in your grocery store or nearby restaurant outlet. Alternatively, you can get your 100% recycled toilet paper delivered to you via  WhoGivesACrap . 50% of their profits are used to build toilets for those in need.

Toilet Paper.
Look for these plastic-free individual wrapped 100% Recycled Bathroom Tissue in your grocery store or nearby restaurant outlet. Alternatively, you can get your 100% recycled toilet paper delivered to you via WhoGivesACrap. 50% of their profits are used to build toilets for those in need.

Bandaids .  Shop   These organic bamboo bandaids are 100% compostable (even the wrappers!).

Bandaids. Shop

These organic bamboo bandaids are 100% compostable (even the wrappers!).

Shower Curtain Liner.   Shop  Fabric liner that is mildew-resistant and washable.

Shower Curtain Liner. Shop
Fabric liner that is mildew-resistant and washable.