The 14 Sustainable Swaps You Might Not Be Making

The 14 Sustainable Swaps You Might Not Be Making

Easy peasy: There are a ton of simple ways to make a positive impact on Mother Earth without drastically altering your daily routine.

We can all benefit from thinking more mindfully about the products we use. Whether you're brand new to the sustainability game or are looking for even more ways to reduce your eco footprint by switching to these earth-friendly options.

Ditch Your Plastic Baggies

Bee's Wrap Assorted 3 Pack
Wrap bread, cheese, vegetables, or cover a bowl! Bee's Wrap® is the sustainable, natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage.  Use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap and create a seal. When cool, the wrap will hold its shape.
Stasher Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag
A total crowd pleaser, some say the Stasher fam starts with this essential — whether you’re meal prepping and packing your lunch, or just trying to keep your tinted moisturizer from exploding into your gym bag.
Abeego 3-Piece Reusable Beeswax Wrap Variety Pack
Wrap everything from a halved lemon to your largest salad bowl with this variety pack of sustainable, reusable and beautifully handcrafted food wraps.

...Or Reuse Them

Yamazaki Home Bottle Dryer & Bag Stand (Set of 2)
Bottle service. These little stands aren’t just a handy place to dry off your rinsed bottles, glasses, and even reused plastic baggies.
Rebel Green Super Deluxe Dish Soap - Lavender & Grapefruit
There is no way to get out of doing the dishes. Just a squirt or two of Rebel Green Super Deluxe Dish Soap will make your time at the sink seem less of a chore. This plant based formula with essential oils will create an enviable sparkle and shine for all of your dishes and glassware.
Yamazaki Home Double Decker Dish Rack
Leave ‘em high and dry. Take the “meh” out of the post-dinner mess with a two-tiered version of our best-selling dish rack.

Single-Use Paper Towels? A Thing of the Past

Marley's Monsters Organic Cotton UNpaper Towels
Begin your journey to a zero-waste lifestyle with this six-pack of reusable towels made in the USA from soft and absorbent organic cotton. Generously sized, UNpaper towels naturally cling together, making it easy to roll them up on a paper towel roll without the need for snaps.
If You Care Reusable Paper Towel Roll (Set of 3)
Wipe, rinse, repeat. Can you imagine a kitchen without paper towels? Yeah, we can’t either.

Invest in Nontoxic Cookware

Caraway Cookware Set
This complete set of our non-stick ceramic-coated cookware has everything you’ll need for cooking healthy in your kitchen, staying organized, and looking good while doing so....

Compost Your Food Scraps

Bamboozle Bamboo Compost Bin
A modern compost bin that eliminates food waste and looks damn good in the process. For nearly everyone, food waste is an inevitable part of daily life.
Full Circle Odor-Free Compost Collector
Your nose won't know you're composting! True to its name, the Odor-Free Compost Collector by Full Circle allows you to collect items for composting without the smell. Thanks to its innovative design that allows air to circulate, food scraps and kitchen waste breakdown faster.

Break Up With Plastic Cling Wrap

Lékué Silicone Stretch Top Set
Let's stick together. Keep food vacuum-sealed with this two-second wonder worker. Made with meal prep, leftovers, and all the things between in mind, it’s metal, plastic, and glass container friendly. All you have to do to remove excess air is press down on the top once you’ve applied.

Avoid Stale Snacks (and Food Waste)

Onyx Kitchen Food Storage Clips (Set of 24)
Hold it. Small but mighty? You bet. Each of these clips is fashioned from one continuous piece of 18/8 stainless-steel wire, making ‘em a major upgrade from the plastic clamps we’d been reaching for.

Clean Up Your Bathroom Routine

Cocokind Sake Body Lotion
Made with sake, a fermented rice wine rich in smoothing enzymes and microbiome-friendly prebiotic sugars, our fragrance-free body lotion delivers gentle exfoliation and supports skin barrier, leaving skin soft, smooth, and comfortable.
By Humankind Daily Routine Sets
A great place to start if you're new to by Humankind, our Daily Routine Sets bundle together our best sellers at a lower price.

Prevent Microfibers From Polluting Our Waterways

Guppyfriend Washing Bag
Protect your clothes and the environment with this patented wash bag that helps prevent microplastic pollution caused by laundering synthetic textiles. Just fill the bag half way with synthetic garments, put natural fiber clothing directly in the washing machine, then run your usual cycle.

Make the Switch to Organic Bedding

Avocado Green Mattress
Our natural hybrid latex mattress features GOLS organic certified latex, 100% GOTS organic certified wool, 100% GOTS organic certified cotton and up to 1,414 individually pocketed support coils arranged in 5 strategic zones. A GOTS organic certified product.
Coyuchi Pismo Organic Blanket
With its dynamic geometry, our Pismo Blanket is a contemporary take on matelassé. Woven of organic cotton fibers, the fabric is stone-washed for softness and a more delicate texture.
Buffy Breeze Comforter
Say goodnight to overheating. Temperature-regulating: Filled with breathable 100% eucalyptus fiber so you don't kick your comforter to the floor. Super-soft: Covered in eucalyptus fabric that's naturally softer and more earth-friendly than cotton.

Invest in Eco-Friendly Furniture That’s Sure to Last a Lifetime

Medley Rio Chaise Sectional
The Rio Chaise Sectional has a modern twist in a classic design. This modern chaise sectional is a beautiful addition to any living or family room. The sophisticated and sleek look makes this a smooth and attractive sectional.
Avocado Natural Wood Dresser
Our Natural Wood Dresser is handmade in Los Angeles from 100% reclaimed wood. Choose from a 3 drawer or 6 drawer design and comes in Rustic Raw with a zero-VOC sealant.

Dodge Plastic Bags in the Produce Section

Àplat Re-Usable Cotton Food Storage Bags
Pick a pocket. Weaning yourself off plastic? Go green with these food storage bags made of 100% organic cotton.
Baggu Standard Baggu
Our best selling reusable bag isn't just for the grocery store, it goes everywhere and hauls almost anything.  ...

Add Earth-Friendly Products to Your Cleaning Routine

Aunt Fannie’s Vinegar Floor Cleaner
Floors clean enough to eat off.
Blueland Hand Soap Starter Set
One tablet makes 9 oz of cleaner in our reusable bottle.
DedCool Dedtergent - 05 Spring
Dedtergent is the luxury item you never knew you needed until now. Made for clothes, sheets, intimates, delicates, and life, the 100% biodegradable, environmentally-conscious Dedtergent offers 60 washes, and can be used in the machine or for hand washing your items.
Seventh Generation Toilet Bowl Cleaner
This plant-based non-toxic formula tackles stubborn stains in a flash and is scented with essential oils and botanical extracts.
Sömn Swedish Sponge Cloth
Highly absorbent, these fabulous anti-bacterial sponge cloths soften when wet and dry like a dream. Made of cellulose and wood pulp, they are all-natural, making them biodegradable and easy to throw into the compost after 8-10 months of normal use.
Amala Magic Sponge Cloth, 6 Pack
Amala’s magic sponge cloth is the most effective and eco-friendly cleaning cloth available. It can be used on all surfaces to remove dirt and dust, and will leave no scratches or streaks. One cloth absorbs 20 times its own weight in water, and quickly releases liquids by simply wringing it out.

Have a sustainable swap you’re particularly proud of? Let us know in the comments below!

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