13 must-have products for an eco-friendly family

Taking care of our planet and teaching our children to do the same is one of the most important responsibilities we have as parents. Fortunately, It’s never been easier to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. If you’re looking for easy ways to keep Mother Nature happy, here are 13 must-have products to add to your Amazon cart. 

Reusable grocery bags

Using reusable grocery bags instead of traditional plastic bags will significantly reduce your plastic consumption. Plus, these bags are more durable than plastic bags so now you really can carry all of those groceries in one trip. 

Buy on Amazon – $13.99 (6-pack)

Silicone baking cups

AmazonBasics Reusable Silicone Baking Cups, Muffin and Cupcake, Pack of 24

Stop wasting money with disposable cups and try this food-grade silicone option. The only issue with these is that now it’s easier to make cupcakes all the time. 

Buy on Amazon – $9.99 (pack of 24)

Reusable zipped food storage bags

Tired of throwing away Ziploc bags? These leak-proof reusable bags are perfect for freezing food or adding snacks to a lunch bag. This 10-pack comes with sandwich and snack size bags. 

Buy on Amazon – $17.99 (10-pack)

Mesh produce bags

When you’re at the store picking up fresh fruit, you’re using several plastic bags. Opt for a reusable mesh bag so you can skip the plastic bag you’ll end up throwing out anyway. 

Buy on Amazon – $16.35 (set of 5)

Silicone (or metal) straws

Americans use over 500 million plastic straws every day! The use of plastic straws has been known to pollute our oceans and harm at-risk species like sea turtles. Buying reusable straws will allow you to enjoy your drink guilt-free (and keep the turtles happy). 

Buy on Amazon – $8.95 (10-pack)

Recycling bin

Ever find yourself just throwing everything in the same garbage bin? Recycling has never been easier if you have a bin that keeps everything separate. This is also a great teaching moment as you can explain what can and cannot be recycled to your children.

Buy on Amazon – $139

Indoor plant

Pothos plant

Indoor plants carry loads of benefits, like reducing carbon dioxide levels in your house and purifying the air. If you have young children or pets in the house, make sure your indoor plants are out of their reach!

Here are 6 easy house plants anyone can grow. 

Eco-friendly diapers

If cloth diapers aren’t your thing (even though they are the best thing you can use if you’re trying to help the environment), these diapers from The Honest Company are a great choice. They are derived from sustainably harvested plants. 

Buy on Amazon – $40.79 (128-pack)

Glass or metal meal prep containers

Instead of adding more plastic to your day, use glass or metal meal prep containers to store your lunches or leftovers. 

Buy on Amazon – $29.99 (5-pack)

Water bottle

It’s time to kick the habit of buying plastic water bottles in bulk. Buy a nice water bottle for every member in the family (don’t worry, Camelbak even has them in kid sizes too). If you like your water cold, buy a few extra bottles and store them in the refrigerator. If you live in an area where tap water isn’t tasty, give a water filter a chance. 

Buy on Amazon – $13.88

Eco-friendly toy sets

Green Toys uses 100% recycled plastic in their toys, which saves energy and cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions. Their toys feature no external paints or chemicals so they are completely safe for children.

Buy on Amazon – $25.39

Organic dish towels

I’ll be the first to admit – I use way too many paper towels. Sure, there are a few things that paper towels are great for (looking at you, spilled milk), but try using 100% organic dish towels for most of your drying needs. You can just toss them in the washer and use them over and over again. 

Buy on Amazon – $22.99 (set of 10)

Compostable trash bags

Try these trash bags that are made from plants! Not only are these bags better for the landfill, but they’re also cheaper than your traditional plastic trash bags. 

Buy on Amazon – $10.95 (100 count)

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