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    25 Eco-Friendly Things You'll Actually Use Every Day

    Sweaters, sponges, toilet paper, and more.

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    1. A set of colourful travel flatware so that you don't have to waste a ton of plastic takeout cutlery. It'll also make your lunch situation the envy of all your coworkers 'cause it's so dang pretty.

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    The set is made of stainless steel and includes one spoon, one fork, and one pair of chopsticks. There's also a handy lil' traveling case so that you don't get stray bits of food all over the bottom of your bag.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.55+.

    2. A set of plant-based scrub sponges made from cacti. They cost only a little more than the sponges you'd buy at the grocery store, but they'll last a lot longer.

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    They have no added colors or chemicals.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $8.59.

    3. A budget-friendly fleece sweatshirt that uses 5% recycled plastic in its fabric. It's pill-resistant, so you don't have to worry about it getting messed up after a few washes.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.99+. Available in seventeen colours, and sizes S-5XL.

    4. A pack of reusable bamboo makeup-removing pads that'll replace your regular old cotton pads. They're machine washable, and each wipe can be reused up to 2,000 times!

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    Get a pack of 14 with a washable mesh bag on Amazon Canada for $12.59.

    5. A set of zip-sealed sandwich bags designed so that you can use them over and over again. They're leakproof, so you can store soups and sauces in 'em, too.

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    These ones are BPA-, chloride-, silicone- and lead-free. They're also freezer- and dishwasher-safe.

    Get a mixed pack of five on Amazon Canada for $6.18. Also available in a pack of six in green for $12.33.

    6. A jar of Canadian-made natural deodorant that'll last you three to six months, and is safe to use on sensitive pits.

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    This one has charcoal (to detoxify your skin), magnesium (to relax you), and prebiotics (to keep your skin healthy).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99. Available in several other charcoal-free formulas.

    7. A set of 100% biodegradable cotton swabs that are made of renewable bamboo wood and cotton. Time to kiss your regular Q-tips goodbye.

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    The packaging is recyclable, too, so this is a true zero-waste product.

    Get a pack of 500 on Amazon Canada for $18.97.

    8. A 2-in-1 patterned yoga mat and towel made of natural tree rubber, recycled microfibre, and water-based inks. It can fold up small enough to fit in a suitcase, making it great for traveling.

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    It's machine-washable, so you won't have to worry about gross bacteria building up on it. It also comes with a carrying strap.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59+. Available in 18 patterns and two sizes.

    9. A set of charcoal deodorizer bags to keep your home, locker, car, or fridge smelling fresh. They prevent the buildup of harmful mould, mildew, bacteria, and fungi in closed spaces. Just a little bag solving big problems.

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    When they start losing steam, you can recycle them in soil to help your plants grow.

    Get a pack of four on Amazon Canada for $21.99. Also available in grey.

    10. A flat water flask with silicone accents that make it easy to grip from any angle. Not only does it look cute, it'll save you from having to buy a single-use bottle every time you get thirsty outside.

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    The company currently works with Healthy Harbor to help fund the removal of single-use bottles from local waterways before they become ocean plastic, so you'll be doing some good with your purchase, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99+. Available in four colours.

    11. A set of three cotton tote bags that are a fashionable and eco-friendly alternative to plastic grocery bags. They can fold up small enough to fit in your handbag, so you can keep one on you at all times.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.25.

    12. A pack of three-ply bamboo toilet paper that's softer than most recycled or tree-free options.

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    It's also chlorine-free, and processed in a low-impact bio-fuel-powered facility.

    Get 12 rolls for $12.29 on Amazon Canada.

    13. A pair of high-performance ear buds made of wood and recyclable aluminum. Eco-friendly and a lot cheaper than some brands of earpods (just sayin’).

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    These have a standard headphone jack, in-line microphone, and come with two different sizes of ear tips.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $19.99+. Available in nine colours.

    14. A set of biodegradable toothbrushes with handles made from environmentally-sustainable timber. Even the packaging is recyclable, so you don't have to worry about creating more waste.

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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $6.98. Also available in a pack of four.

    15. A set of microfibre face cloths that'll replace your single-use makeup wipes. You don't even need makeup remover for these to work — just run them under warm water and get down to business. They'll even remove waterproof mascara!

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    They're machine-washable, so you can just throw them in with the rest of your towels after using them.

    Get a set of four of Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    16. A pack of lavender-scented dog poop bags made with recycled materials, because you don't need to create waste with waste. They're extra thick and strong, and won't split open when you're carrying a full load.

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    You can grab a leash dispenser, too, if you don't want to fill your pockets with poop bags.

    Get a pack of 270 on Amazon Canada for $13.99. An unscented option is available.

    17. A set of mouldable beeswax food wraps that'll keep your food fresh for longer, and eliminate your need for cling film. Just use the heat of your hands to put them into action.

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    They're all-natural, antibacterial, and anti-fungal.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $18.95.

    18. A set of cruelty-free makeup brushes that are made from renewable bamboo.

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    The set includes five essential brushes, three beauty look cards, and a storage tray.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.97. Also available in a complexion brush set.

    19. A set of mesh produce bags made from recycled water bottles. Now you won't have to fumble around with the annoying filmy ones at the grocery store.

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    You can also use them as laundry bags to wash your delicates.

    Get a set of eight for $14.99. Also available in sets of 12 and 24.

    20. A set of ultra-long stainless steel straws so that you can stop using plastic ones every time you grab an iced coffee or bubble tea. These ones have removable soft silicone tips to make them more comfortable to drink from.

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    This set comes with four straight straws, four bent straws, one wide straw, eight silicone tips, and two cleaning brushes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99+. Also available in rainbow, and in a larger size.

    21. A pack of magic sponge cloths to clean up all your messes. They can absorb 20 times their own weight in water, which means you won't have to use up an entire roll of paper towels if you have a cooking crisis or a wine spill.

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    They're natural, biodegradable, vegan, non-GMO, and machine-washable.

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $24.98.

    22. A nonslip bathtub mat that'll keep you from slipping in your tub while you shower. This one has drainage holes that provide fast water runoff. No more standing in a puddle!

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    It's made from recyclable TPE material and is BPA-, phthalate-, and latex-free.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.74+. Available in eight colours.

    23. A set of reusable Keurig filter cups so you can brew your favourite coffee in single portions. You don't even need a coffee filter with these.

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    This set is comprised of six filter cups, a coffee spoon, and a brush to help you wash all that coffee gunk out when you’re done brewing.

    Get a set of six for $12.99.

    24. A vacuum-insulated travel mug so that you can take your coffee to go. It has a leakproof slider lid, making it easy to open and close, even when you're on the road.

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    It's made of stainless steel and BPA-free plastic, and is dishwasher-safe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.38. Also available in coral.

    25. And finally, a natural and cruelty-free surface cleaner with plant-based ingredients to help rid your home of germs, and keep things smelling fresh.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $4.99. Available in eight scents.

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