I am working to strive for a more sustainable lifestyle, but when it comes to my everyday products, I tend to have a hard time knowing where to start to make more “sustainable choices.” Luckily, with the help of Amazon.com, I was able to gather a collection of products to better my everyday life in terms of being more eco-friendly.
This being said, I have put together a list of the top items to buy on Amazon to help reduce your environmental impact!
“Sustainable Home” Book
Before even thinking about trying to shift to a truly more sustainable lifestyle, it is important to have the correct knowledge in knowing how to make changes in your own life. With this in mind, I highly recommend purchasing the book, “Sustainable Home” on Amazon. I find that this book, by Christine Liu gives a great insightful and inspiring, yet also manageable guide to how you can live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. First things first, you NEED this book!
Bamboo toothbrushes are an idea that I was not familiar with until very recently. While trying to think of ways to help reduce the amount of plastic waste that I have, I did research and came across the idea of using these! These are completely biodegradable and organic, while remaining extremely hygienic and safe! I highly recommend purchasing a pack of these on Amazon, and I know you will be sold after the very first use!
Metal straws are all the rage right now, but there is good reason for it! When you think about the amount of plastic straws you have used and thrown away in your lifetime, it is a bit gruesome. Simply by purchasing a pack of these recycled, BPA free, stainless steel straws, you are certainly taking one step in the right direction towards living a more sustainable lifestyle. Bottomline, buy these to make a small, yet incredibly beneficial change in your everyday life.
Reusable Ziploc Bags
Ziploc bags are yet another plastic product that I find I use far too often. I find that having reusable Ziploc bags on hand are a major game changer. Whether you need a bag for a little snack or to store produce in the fridge, I find that these resealable silicone bags are AMAZING. Not only does investing in these help save the environment, but you are saving yourself money in the long run by not having to constantly be buying more disposable bags!
Reusable Water Bottle
I almost did not include this in the list being that I feel nearly every college student on Earth has a Hydroflask, but I decided that it was still worth including being that there are still plenty of individuals out there buying and using disposable plastic water bottles. In keeping this simple, if this is you, it is TIME (past time) for you to get yourself a Hydroflask, and you will never be tempted to buy disposable water bottles ever again! I promise.
Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
In working to reduce the use of plastic in your home, turning to shampoo and conditioner bars rather than bottled products is an amazing way to make an impact! I have tried out many different brands of these, but this choice from Amazon has left me with the best results! Not only does one bar contain enough product for about 80 washes, but it will leave your hair feeling nourished and hydrated! Give them a try today!
It is crazy to think what an impact shifting to recycled pens can have on the environment, but it is simply yet another easy way to help reduce your plastic usage! These particular pens are made with recycled glass and straw and only a bit of recycled plastic, making them a much more sustainable choice when grabbing a pen to finish up your homework assignment. For only $7 you can be making a baby step in living a more eco-friendly lifestyle with these pens!
Reusable Coffee Cup
Finding the perfect reusable coffee cup can be quite the challenge when there are so many different options available. However, it is most certainly worth committing to using one, rather than wasting disposable cups on a daily basis! I have found that this Simple Modern tumbler has been a lifesaver when it comes to the PERFECT insulated and durable reusable cup! There is no question that switching to using one of these would make a positive environmental impact, so what are you waiting for?
Recycled Toilet Paper
Toilet paper is definitely a product that seems like such a necessity, I have never stopped to think about the ways I could possibly be choosing more sustainable of an option (rather than your classic drugstore toilet paper). This particular toilet paper is made from bamboo and completely biodegradable and septic safe! Luckily, it is still just as soft as any other toilet paper! All this in mind, there is no question why you should grab yourself a pack of this on Amazon to help reduce your harsh environmental impact!
Reusable Grocery/Shopping Bags
The last product on Amazon that you absolutely need for a more sustainable lifestyle is a great set of reusable grocery/shopping bags! I’m sure you have already experienced having to pay for bags when shopping, and if that has not already encouraged you to invest in some reusable bags, hopefully this will! These particular bags are made with environmentally friendly nylon, and will last you a lifetime! Now is the time to snatch some of these bags for all of your shopping needs!