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.
Silicone baking cups
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.
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.
Silicone (or metal) straws
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.
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.
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.
Glass or metal meal prep containers
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.
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.
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.