5 Eco Friendly Products To Reduce Your Environmental Impact (& Save $$$)

79% of Americans say they are into the idea of going green. Are you?

We all know it’s a good idea to be environmentally conscious, and creating less waste is a crucial part of making the world a better place. Problem is, sometimes that’s easier said than done. In honor of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite reusable products that are eco friendly and easy to incorporate into your daily life. Invest in these zero waste home products now and you’ll even save money in the long run.

S'well Bottles

Since 2010, S’well has been making stylish insulated bottles with a mission to reduce the amount of plastic being tossed away. They come in tons of size, colors, patterns and finishes. Plus, it’s the fastest growing female-owned company in the US and a portion of proceeds benefit Unicef, (RED) and other sustainability-minded organizations. We like that.

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Baggu Reusable Shopping Bag

Baggu is all about creating high quality, environmentally friendly totes that eliminate the need for any plastic grocery bags. They’re available in more than 30 fresh patterns and colors - we’re digging this minimalist grid pattern. It’s just up to you to remember to actually bring them to the grocery store.

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    OXO Compost Bin

    Composting doesn’t only have to happen on your great aunt’s farm. OXO made this compact compost bin specifically for apartment dwellers and fits right on a countertop. A lot of cities now have info on how to compost and when they’ll arrange pick up, so going green has never been more convenient.

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    Nine Space Cloth Napkins

    Using a cloth napkins is one of the easiest ways to be a little nicer to the earth (did you realize 13 billion pounds of paper towels are used each year? Yikes). These dip dye napkins from Nine Space will make your dinner party seem super cool and classy - even if you’re serving takeout.

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      Glass Dharma Glass Straws

      We all love to sip cold drinks through a straw, but it’s extremely wasteful (those Starbucks iced coffees add up fast). Glass Dharma has found a way around using plastic, plus they stay nice and cool in your smoothie. Bonus points for saving money and resources by whipping one up yourself.

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      This year on Earth Day, a little goes a long way to making the world a cleaner place, so try out one of these products and you’ll be doing your part. Even if you can’t get your hands on any of these, remember you can always save a little energy (and $!) by turning on some Luci Lights -- the earth will thank you