This similar set of reusable silicone lids comes recommended by Haley Boyd, the founder of shoe company Marais USA, and another proponent of a zero-waste lifestyle. “These covers are great because they’re not so size-specific,” she told us when we spoke to her about the products she can’t live without. “If the lid is a little bit bigger than the bowl, it doesn’t matter.” She likes that they’re multi-use, noting that you can “just plop one on top of your bowl before sticking it in the fridge, cook on the stovetop with one instead of using a regular lid,” and that “they can even go in the oven.”
Strategist contributor Alison Freer also swears by reusable food bags, specifically Rezip’s stand-up, airtight, leakproof, zipper-top bags made from FDA–grade PEVA material, which are “the closest thing I’ve found to the classic disposable zipper-lock storage bag,” according to her. They come in a set of three, which makes them a little more budget-friendly than the Stasher bag, which is sold individually.
3.Organicwool dryer ballsto help shorten your drying time (hello improved electricity bill) and reduce wrinkles and static cling, without having to use dryer sheets. Plus switching to dryer balls can improve the health and look of your clothing.
4.Areuse Baggu shopping bagthat'll become your best friend while grocery shopping or running errands. The sturdy handles and construction allow you to hoist items over your shoulder without having to worry about items breaking.
5.A pack of incredibly gorgeous reusesilicone strawsso you can ditch the traditional plastic ones and commit to helping to save the turtles! You'll get 10 straws, four carrying cases, and four cleaning squeegees.
6.A freshwater, non-electricbidetto end your continuous waste of traditional toilet paper. All necessary parts are included in your purchase, along with an instructional manual for install. It'll attach to any standard toilet!
7.Reuse K-cup filtersthat fit a majority of Keurig models and will help lessen the current K-cup pile-up in your garbage. Buying packs of disposable K-cups can get super expensive, so these filters will not only decrease waste but will help your wallet!
8.Reuse kitchen towelsso you can stop stocking up on paper towels that easily accumulate in the trash. They're made of natural plant fiber, are multi-purpose, and soft to use on numerous surfaces.
9.Abamboo and stainless steel razor, because your dinky plastic one ain't cutting it anymore. This will provide a closer, more precise shaveandlast you a lifetime. When the blades get dull, you won't need to throw the entire thing away!
10.Biodegradablewaste bagsfor dogs so you have peace of mind knowing your pooch's poo won't be floating in a plastic bag in the middle of the ocean. They're extra-thick, leak-proof, and vegetable-based.
11.Biodegradablewheat straw plates and forksthat'll be a lot safer around kids than breakable glass dinnerware. They're lightweight, plus dishwasher- and microwave-safe. And they help to decrease your plastic and paper dependence.
12.Bamboo cutlery, because plastic cutlery is often not recyclable and accumulates quickly in landfills. In total, you'll get one fork, one knife, two spoons, a pair of chopsticks, three straws, and a cleaning tool.
13.Ayoga matmade from recycled bottles so you can enjoy your hot yoga class, even more, knowing that you're using an eco-friendly product. The mat will grip as you sweat, has a natural tree fiber base, and can be wiped clean after use.
What's cool about this mat is that it's made to be the combo of a mat + a towel. It has a towel-like texture but is cushioned for support. It can also be tossed in the washing machine if you get extra sweaty.
Promising review: "I am SO happy with my purchase! I've been using my mat every day at yoga class. It has gorgeous coloring, it's super soft, and changes colors when you touch it. Solid, durable, and very well-made. It doesn't seem to slip and is supposed to do well with hot yoga, too."
14.Bamboo-handledtoothbrusheswith charcoal-treated bristles so you never have to worry about it filling up a landfill somewhere. They're durable, biodegradable, and an excellent replacement for those bulky plastic toothbrushes that hog your bathroom counter space.
15.A biodegradable wheat strawbento box, because any easy way to become eco-friendly is switching over to reusable products. This box will become your go-to lunchtime storage option and will take the place of single-use containers or brown paper bags.
16.And for on-the-go use, an insulatedHydro Flask stainless steel bottlethat'll keep your beverage hot for 12 hours and cold for a full 24. It's BPA-free, incredibly durable, and spill-proof.
17.A pack of reuse beeswax wrapsto store leftover foods without spoilage. The warmth from your hands will soften the wrap around whatever you want, and the wrap will then cool to create a natural seal.
18.A set ofsandwich and snack bagswith zipper closures and a fully lined inside (to help with spills). They're moisture-resistant, grease-proof, and dishwasher-safe!
19.Earringsmade from recycled leather and clothing scraps that'll add a pop of color to your outfitandlook incredibly cute while doing so. Each piece is handmade, customizable, and durable.
20.Gift wrapprinted on compostable newsprint with soy-based ink that is sure to brighten the process of gift-giving. It's reversible and includes matching gift tags.
21.Microfiber Makeup removing clothswith refined edges so your skin will never get scratched or irritated after use. All you need is water to get the job done and when the clothes are dirtied, you can pop them in the washing machine.
22.Areuse silicone baking matthat'll save you a ton of money on parchment paper, tinfoil, and flour. It's great to use when working with dough since it's non-stick. With clear measurements, any novice baker will feel like a pro when they're finished prepping their pie.
23.Abattery charger, because purchasing new batteries when the TV remote dies is far too annoying. This charger will juice up rechargeable AAs or AAAs for continuous use.
24.A 12-pack ofair-tight containersthat'll store your precious leftovers with no spills. If you've spent so much time making the food, you want it to last! The set includes five different sizes and will replace throw-away containers and single-use plastic bags.
25. Reuse Silicone tea infusersto end your obsession with throw-away tea bags that pile up in your kitchen cabinet. The bottoms open up so you can add just the right amount of loose leaf tea. And they're dishwasher-safe!