Here are some of my favorite eco-friendly items. Ever since I went vegan for about 3 years ago I’ve been putting a lot of effort in living a lifestyle with lower plastic consumption, more sustainable choices and zero waste solutions.
Here’s a list with some of my favorite items that makes life much more eco-friendly and much more joyful. I hope you’ll like it. Please leave a comment below and let me know your favorite eco-friendly items and zero waste solutions.
The first time I saw a package of soap nuts was about a year ago. I was looking for a bottle of neutral laundry soap (which was my favorite!). My first thought was “Soap nuts? That’s too hippie-ish for me!”. I went home without soap nuts, but instead I bought a bottle of neutral laundry soap. A couple of months later, I saw a package of soap nuts again and I honestly can’t tell you what made me do it, but I bought a package.
I was really impressed the first time trying the soap nuts. First of all it gets the job done and it leaves a refreshing smell. Plus it’s even cost-effective → 1 kg bag of soap nuts makes 480 washes and costs £11.99.
Crochet kitchen cloth
If you’re sharp with the crochet hook, then there are hundreds of patterns available online. If you’re like me and don’t have a clue how to get started it’s actually kind of easy to find them in grocery stores or kitchen and dining stores. It may not seem like a lot, but using these over and over again is a big step instead of using the ones with micro plastics.
Today they are plenty of different brands who design eco-friendly tooth brushes. But what I really liked about HYDROPHIL is their very manageable online store. It didn’t take more than 5 minutes for me to find the perfect products for me and my boyfriend, despite we’re using different kinds of tooth brushes. They’re very ergonomic and fits perfect into your hand.
Wooden cotton swabs
It doesn’t really make a big difference for me. But it’s a great way to lower your plastic consumption in the every day life. I had been using the cotton swabs with a plastic handle for many years before I started using the ones with a wood handle. It’s pretty much the same for me, but I don’t believe Mother Earth would agree.
Re-useable face pads
I’ve never understood the concept of using a face pad each night and then just throw it out afterwards. That’s why I love these re-useable face pads (it makes so much more sense!)
I’ve been using these straws for three years now and they never fail their mission. There’s nothing more refreshing than a smoothie in the morning and it’s much more fun with these straws from Glass Dharma. They come in every shape, color, height and weight you can imagine.
Nut milk bag
It’s simple, easy and so satisfying to produce your own plant milk → and it’s even cost-effective. Actually there’s no reason not to start producing your own plant milk today! And of course you’ll save Mother Nature from needless packaging and factory produce. To make the most satisfying plant milk I like using this nut milk bag.