When you reuse an item, it doesn’t end up in a landfill and you don’t have to spend money to replace it.
Incorporating reusable items into your daily life will not only have a positive impact on the environment but on your wallet as well!
Yes, reusing items take a bit more work when it comes to cleaning and laundering them but it inarguably cuts down on the amount of non-biodegradable items ending up in landfills as well as the emissions from the factories that produce them.
In order to incorporate reusable items into your everyday life, you need to begin by investing in items that will help you reduce your waste as well as save money.
Plus, you have to get into the habit of using them!
To get you started, here are some reusable items ideas that are worth checking out:
Reusable Item Ideas to Save the Environment and Your Money
1. Reusable Mugs and Water Bottles
While the local coffee drive-thru is a convenient way to get your caffeine fix in the morning, all of those paper cups have to end up somewhere!
Likewise, buying your water in bottles is guaranteed to create unnecessary waste.
Instead of getting your beverages in toss-away containers, why not invest in reusable mugs and water bottles?
2. Water Filter
If you’re going to reduce your carbon footprint by using your own water bottle, you need some fresh water to put in it!
Not everyone’s tap water is up to snuff, so consider purchasing a water-filtering jug that you can keep in your fridge to ensure you have cold, filtered, and great-tasting water every time!
3. Plastic Coffee Filters
When it comes to your Yeti mug, you need some delicious coffee to put in there!
Many people are using coffee makers such as the Keurig to brew up their java but this involves using disposable k-cups that end up in our landfills.
Instead, grab a pack of reusable plastic coffee filters that fit perfectly into your Keurig. You can use these over and over again instead of constantly buying single-use cups that create waste and add up on your grocery bill.
4. Bacon Sponge
Yes, you read that right, a bacon sponge.
These organic cotton towels are designed to absorb up to 10x its weight in liquid so you don’t have to use an entire roll of paper towel just to soak up the grease from your delicious bacon.
5. Bamboo Towels
Speaking of paper towels, you can replace this disposable item altogether by grabbing a roll of heavy-duty and machine-washable bamboo towels.
This eco-friendly option is super absorbent and tough enough to handle your cleaning needs!
6. Reusable Grocery Bags
More and more stores around the world are ditching plastic bags in favor of reusable grocery bags.
If you don’t already have a collection of grocery bags stocked up because you keep forgetting to bring them with you and end up buying more, now is the time to start investing in these inexpensive and reusable items!
7. Smart Notebook
If you are a notorious note-taker, look into getting a reusable notebook that allows you to scan your pages after you write on them onto your device.
This will definitely cut down on the number of notebooks and paper ending up in the trash!
8. Reusable Zipper Storage Bags and Beeswax Wraps
Consider replacing your single-use plastic sandwich bags with reusable storage bags.
Likewise, you can use beeswax wraps to eliminate the need for disposable plastic wrap in your home. These reusable wraps can be used to wrap up food or cover up your leftovers.
9. Silicone Baking Mats
We all know that lining your baking sheet with tinfoil or parchment paper is a great way to reduce sticky food and messes - but where do these linings go when you’re done?
That’s right, in the garbage.
Consider using silicone baking mats. These reusable mats are easy to clean, prevent sticking food, and are more budget-friendly than single-use tin foil and parchment paper.
10. Wool Dryer Balls
How often do you find yourself buying boxes of dryer sheets to keep your clothes soft and static-free?
You can really cut down on this waste by investing in wool dryer balls. They can be reused over and over plus they help your clothes dry faster (which leads to less energy consumption - win-win!).
Even Small Steps Can Make a Huge Impact!
You may think your efforts to incorporate reusable items in your daily life are pointless but even small steps can make a huge impact on the environment and your bank account.
Consider investing in some of the items above and even encourage friends and family members to get on board by gifting them things like customized Yeti tumblers.
Or check out the rest of our product catalogue for more amazing personalized gifts!