It’s important to be kind to Mother Earth and more people are doing their part. They are recycling, using sustainable materials and seeking out reusable products to incorporate in their everyday routines.
Reusable products are good for the atmosphere because they reduce the need for virgin materials. This cuts back on greenhouse gas emissions that are produced during the extracting and mining of virgin materials. The manufacturing of recycled materials also uses less energy as compared to making products from virgin materials.
Fortunately, there are plenty of reusable products available for consumers. Here are some you can choose from.
8 Reusable Products to Lower Your Carbon Footprint
Silicone straws are an eco-friendly answer to the plastic straws that harm our environment. Silicone is durable so it lasts many years, and it can be reused. Even though it’s not biodegradable, unlike plastic, it doesn’t break down into smaller pieces so it’s not likely to be eaten by animals. Silicone straws can be cleaned in the dishwasher so they can be used again and again.
Reusable Kitchen Towels
Paper towels are great for quick spills but if you are using them for all your kitchen needs, you’re wasting a lot of paper. A reusable kitchen towel can be washed and used multiple times. For optimal eco-friendliness, go with a kitchen towel made of organic cotton which is sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable.
Disposable cutlery comes in handy when you’re eating on the go, but if you are disposing of the plastic, you’re doing a fair amount of harm to the atmosphere. Bamboo cutlery has the same lightweight convenience, but it’s made of sustainable, eco-friendly material, and it’s strong enough to be reused.
Cloth Tote Bag
By now, there are few of us who enter a grocery store without a cloth tote bag. These are environmentally friendly alternatives to the plastic bags that have been harming our atmosphere for years.
Mesh Produce Bags
The plastic bags used to carry fruit are other environmental enemies. A mesh fruit bag is a terrific substitute and it’s a lot easier to open.
Stainless Steel Water Bottles
The stainless-steel industry is extremely environmentally friendly. It uses energy sparingly and saves non-renewable sources to minimize waste. Stainless steel is durable and helps inhibit the growth of infectious bacteria making it the ideal material to drink out of.
Silicone Bowl Covers
These bowl covers are a perfect way to say goodbye to plastic wraps. They stretch to fit over bowls, and they are easy to clean.
Stasher has come up with a solution to plastic disposable sandwich bags in the form of a Reusable Silicon Pocket Bag. The bag is a durable airtight container that fits in any pocket. It’s ideal for storing tiny valuables like lip balm, mints, snacks, jewelry, and more. It’s durable, easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and BPA free.
Everyone’s pitching in to make the world a better place to live in. Using reusable products will help us reach our environmental goals. Which of these will you be adding to your everyday routine?