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Attempting to reduce your impact on the environment and do your part as a responsible consumer can be overwhelming, but there are simple first steps you can take. To help, we've rounded up five great deals on eco-friendly products!
This nifty kitchen saver is one for the conscious chef and will help you keep your herbs fresh for up to three weeks in the refrigerator. It's $8 cheaper than any other store, so is budget- and earth-friendly, and will help you cut down on plastics if you frequently stock up on herbs at the grocery store.
The average woman will use over 10,000 tampons or pads in a lifetime, which is not just bad for your budget, but for the environment too. One way to cut down on period plastics is to switch to a reusable cup — like this freebie from First Greener — which can last for up to four years. Even with the admittedly hefty shipping fee, this is a great price for a 100% silicone and FDA-approved model.
Not only do LED bulbs use less power than CFL or incandescent bulbs, but they'll also last years longer than their less environmentally-friendly equivalents (up to 50 years longer when compared to incandescents.) So, that makes this 24-pack of bulbs a seriously sensible buy for both your wallet — since you'll save $5 — and the earth — since they can help reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Each bulb has a total lifespan of up to 11,000 hours.
A no-brainer when it comes to cutting down on waste in the kitchen is to ditch the paper towels, especially when this reusable alternative is available at a discount. Each piece of these bamboo towel rolls can be washed up to 85 times, which will save you a helluva lot of money in the long run (as well as $7 right now!)
It's widely agreed upon that reducing our intake of meat is vital to slow down the effects of climate change, and switching to alternative, plant-based protein options even a day per week is one way to do that. If you're not convinced, you can try a free Beyond Meat burger at a selection of popular restaurants today, including Carl's. Jr. and Del Taco, and if you like what you tried take $3 off your first purchase of any Beyond Meat item at your local grocery store.
Readers, what eco-friendly products do you swear by? Let us know in the comments below!