Food is the single largest component taking up space in US landfills. The Lomi Composter ($500) makes it easy to take care of your share even if you don't have the space, weather, or patience to cultivate a backyard compost pile. With Lomi, just toss in your kitchen scraps, and after a few hours, you'll have nutrient-rich soil to feed your houseplants or garden. Bonus? Keeping food waste out of your garbage means fewer bugs and less kitchen stink.
Say goodbye to single-use plastic bags that tear, cost too much, and are impossible to clean. The Stasher Stand-Up Mid Bag ($24) is made of food-grade silicone and reusable for life — not to mention microwave-, stove-, dishwasher-, oven-, freezer-, and sous-vide-safe. We love that the stand-up model won't tip over while we're filling it with M&M's or stacking it with beauty products for our carry-on, nor will it leak even in the most rough-and-tumble conditions.
Surprise: a majority of your liquid laundry detergent is water. Opt instead for Earth Breeze Laundry Detergent Eco Sheets ($20), and you have a plastic-free laundry routine that also saves you the schlepping and storage of a giant jug. These hypoallergenic, vegan sheets (also free of parabens, bleach, dyes, phthalates, and phosphates) dissolve in seconds in both hot or cold water. The sheets themselves are biodegradable, as is the packaging. And yes, your clothes will still smell squeaky clean.
Earth Breeze Laundry Detergent Eco Sheets
Don a Knix Super Leakproof Bikini ($28) on your lighter-flow days or in addition to a tampon or menstrual cup, and you won't worry for a second about leaks. We love this pair of period underwear for how unbelievably comfortable and truly leak-proof they are. They hold up to eight teaspoons of blood (or sweat or pee, FWIW), are machine washable, and range from size XS to XXXXL.
Knix Super Leakproof Bikini
Thanks to Cabinet Health ($10 and up), an eco-friendly attitude has finally come for your medicine cabinet. Think about how much plastic you toss out, one pill bottle at a time. Cabinet made a glass forever bottle, helping to save hundreds of pounds of plastic over your lifetime. When you need more, refills come in a compostable bag. (The brand sells OTC meds for allergies, colds, indigestion, headaches, and more, but it hopes to soon provide common prescription pills on a mass scale, too.)
Stasher Stand-Up Mid Bag
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