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The alarming data surrounding climate change and depleted resources has forced the average person to consider their own footprint and ability to change. Only one-in-five Americans say they make an effort to live in ways that help protect the environment “all the time.” Those are scary statistics considering it's surprisingly simple to make positive, impactful change. To make things easier, we've created a list of eco-friendly products that made us say, "Why didn't we use this before?!"

by Humankind

By Humankind sells personal care products designed to reduce single-use plastic waste in your daily routine. They offer natural deodorant, mouthwash, cotton swabs, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap. They've calculated that in a year, an average American consumer can keep five pounds of plastic out of the environment by ordering Humankind products instead. Shop by Humankind.

Change Toothpaste

Change Toothpaste are tablets that help get your teeth feeling naturally clean and fresh. Their mission is to enable sustainable consumption of everyday items used by everyday people. You brush your teeth each and every day. Once your toothpaste tube is finished, it’s thrown into the garbage without a second thought. This action deposits millions of tubes into landfills and ocean systems every year. These tubes are made with 11 layers of plastics, polymers, and resins, which take centuries to degrade. Shop Change Toothpaste.

Savon De Marseille Big Block Kitchen Soap

Since as early as the ninth century, master soap makers in Marseille have created exquisite, gentle soaps using native olive oils and the alkaline ash from marine plants of the Mediterranean. Now less than five soap makers still craft Marseille Soap according to the centuries-old tradition. Reduce single-use plastic using this soap that can be used from the laundry sink to the kitchen sink and everything in between. Shop Big Block Kitchen Soap.

Stasher

Stasher bags

Stasher's mission is to provide a reusable alternative to disposable plastic baggies and single-use plastic containers. Stasher is made of pure platinum silicone that is made from natural resources—primarily sand. It’s 100% plastic and BPA free with no fillers. We love all Stasher's reusable silicone bags, but our favorite is the Stand-up Bag. Perfect for bulk shoppers, coffee connoisseurs, marinade masters, kitchen drawer pack-rats, and Instant Pot enthusiasts. Keep food fresh at home, slosh-proof your soups, or protect your check-in luggage from makeup and shampoo. Shop Stasher. 

Thinx

Thinx is a washable, reusable undie that absorbs your period and is a more sustainable solution than single-use disposable products. Thinx can replace pads, tampons, liners, and cups. Like regular underwear, but so much better. Plus, they are fighting for better access to puberty education, amplifying grassroots activism and donate undies and time. Shop Thinx. 

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