Cut down on waste with these easy everyday hacks

Cutting down on waste and helping the environment doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can even be fun! These eco-friendly hacks are not only a great, easy way to cut down on waste, but some of them can even help you save some money and embrace your creativity! Here are 7 simple eco-friendly hacks to help you cut down on waste!

Eco-Friendly Hack 1: Make DIY Toothpaste

Not only does making your own toothpaste cut back on plastic waste, but it’s so fun! Just mix together ½ a cup of melted coconut oil, ¼ cup of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of xylitol, and 15 drops of peppermint essential oil. Pour the mixture into a jar and let it set. For extra style points, add your own homemade label to the jar. Once the toothpaste sets it’s ready to use!

Eco-Friendly Hack 2: Use a Reusable Coffee Cup

Express yourself while saving the environment by ditching disposable coffee cups and purchasing a reusable one! Reusable coffee cups come in so many fun patterns and designs, so they’re not only an easy way to reduce waste, but also pose an opportunity to show your unique personality.

Eco-Friendly Hack 3: Bring Reusable Containers For Restaurant Leftovers

Bringing your own reusable containers to carry restaurant leftovers is a great way to reduce both food waste and packaging waste. Plus, having that leftover food to enjoy the next day is sure to be a treat. 

Eco-Friendly Hack 4: Replace Paper Towels With Sponge Cloths

Did you know that sponge cloths can do the same job as paper towels but without the waste? Instead of going through multiple rolls of paper towels, just use a reusable sponge cloth and wash it after each use. It’s that easy!

Eco-Friendly Hack 5: Bring Reusable Produce Bags to the Grocery Store

Concerned about plastic waste? One easy way to cut back on plastic waste is to bring reusable produce bags when grocery shopping. This eliminates the need to use the plastic bags the grocery store provides. 

Eco-Friendly Hack 6: Reuse Glass Jars

Save your glass jars! When you finish that jar of pasta sauce, simply clean it out and use it to store anything from foods to arts and crafts supplies. Not only will you be helping the environment, but reusing containers is a great way to save a little money. 

Eco-Friendly Hack 7: Replace Packaged Bread With Bakery Bread

Buying bakery bread instead of packaged bread is such an easy way to reduce packaging waste. Not only that, but bakery bread is likely to be fresher. It’s a win-win! 

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