10 Eco Essentials for Simple Low-Waste Living

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Personal health and wellness has been at the forefront of our minds for the last year, and now it’s time to prioritize the health of our earth. We can do so by swapping out commonly used household items with earth-friendly alternatives that are available here at Vitacost.

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Following are 10 eco essentials to make low-waste living a breeze.

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1. MegaFood Calcium

MegaFood values healthy soil and believes that the most nutritious food comes from farmers who are committed to organic and regenerative agriculture. These calcium tablets are non-GMO project verified and help maintain bone and teeth health. They are formulated with nutritional yeast and include beneficial herbs and nutrients.

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2. Full Circle Bubble Up Dish Brush

Made from bamboo and recycled plastic, this dish brush is sustainable and earth friendly. It’s designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand as you scrub away at your dishes!

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3. Full Circle Reusable Lunch Bag Set

These reusable lunch bags are great alternatives to your standard single-use plastic storage bags and brown paper bags. The sustainable storage bags are earth friendly, leak-proof, and airtight. They’re also BPA-free and great for organizing different on-the-go food options. For more options, check out 5 Simple Ways to Replace Single-Use Plastic Bags.

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4. Alter Eco Organic Velvet Truffles

Every ingredient Alter Eco uses is sourced from farmer-owned co-ops that practice sustainable agriculture. These delicious velvet truffles are made with organically grown, fair-trade cacao, milk and pure coconut oil for an oh-so creamy center.

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5. Barnana Chewy Banana Bites

Barnana seeks to end food waste on organic food farms. The brand upcycles imperfect bananas that usually go to waste and turns them into tasty, organic snacks. Their chewy organic peanut butter banana bites are a good source of fiber and potassium and are free of GMOs, gluten and preservatives.

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6. The Vintage Cosmetic Company Make-Up Removing Cloths

Instead of using cotton rounds and makeup wipes, try these reusable cloths to remove your makeup! They’re machine washable, made from super soft polyester and only require water to work effectively. You can use both sides of the cloths to remove makeup and exfoliate your skin.

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7. Full Circle Clean Again Extra Absorbent Cleaning Cloths

In the U.S., we send more than 6,500,000 tons of paper towels to landfill each year. Yikes. These reusable, machine-washable cloths are made with non-toxic dyes and recycled fibers. They absorb 7 times their weight, soak up spills very quickly, and can be used wet, damp or dry.

Tip: For maximum absorption, use the cloths when they are completely dry. Leave cloth over spilled liquid for a few seconds to let it fully absorb.

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8. U Konserve Divided Big Bowl

This 3-in-1 reusable stainless steel container is dishwasher safe and free of BPA, phthalates and lead. It’s an excellent alternative to plastic storage containers. It includes a removable divider for serving multiple small portions of food or one large meal in the same container.

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9. Baby Brezza Reusable Food Pouches

These reusable baby food pouches are leak-proof, easy to clean, dishwasher-safe, freezer-safe and BPA-free! Each pouch can hold up to 7 ounces, and a filling funnel is included for a mess-free experience.

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10. Hefty Ecosave 100% Compostable Paper Straws

According to AZA.org, most plastic straws break into teeny-tiny particles, releasing chemicals into the soil, air and water, which are harmful to animals, plants, people and the environment. Try using compostable paper straws made from plant-based materials to help minimize waste. These are made with durable four-ply paper and do not disintegrate as fast as comparable paper straws.

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