5 Must-Have Sustainable Items for Every Home

If you’re looking for a way to make your goods and wardrobe more eco-friendly, you’ve come to the right place. We have advice on finding items that are both sustainable and durable. Take a look at these top options on the market today:  

Consider Sustainable Wear

We go through shoes a lot. The wear and tear of everyday use are common and, while it’s important that you get new shoes when you need them, discarded shoes can end up in a landfill quite quickly.

Minimize your footprint on the planet by investing in sustainable shoes that are not only designed to be durable but are also made from recycled materials.

Of course, you need your shoes, but consider where you’re getting them and how it affects the planet. A top tip for those who want to shop sustainably is to start looking for alternatives to fast fashion.

Shop for Non-Packaged Goods

Did you know that there are some stores out there that offer goods and foods that aren’t sold packaged in plastic or cardboard? What this means is that whether you need shampoo and conditioner or want raisins and flour, you can buy only that—without having to worry about how much packaging you’ll have to throw away.

Use Containers for Refilling Non-Perishable Foods

Instead of filling up your pantry with a bunch of boxes and plastic bags, consider investing in containers and jars that can be easily refilled every time you shop at a store that provides non-packaged goods.

Glass containers are typically the best option for you, as they can store your food well while also eliminating the use of plastic in your home.

While it may take some practice to organize your kitchen and pantry in a way that allows for this kind of sustainable food storage, it’s worth it. Make sure to invest in sealable glass containers, so you can avoid any bugs getting in food that’s meant to last.

Reusable Bags for the Grocery Store

Plastic bags can end up polluting our environment more than we care to think about. While it may take creating new habits for your grocery shopping, bringing your own reusable bag is a top choice for the planet. You can order a few online or buy some at your favorite store, whether it’s Whole Foods Market or Trader Joe’s.

It can be easy to forget to put your bags back in the car after putting away groceries, so always keep a backup or two somewhere in your car for easy access should you forget to bring your reusable bags to the store.

If you do end up forgetting, make sure to use the plastic bags you get at the store for something else—such as a trash can liner or packing material in moving boxes—to continue the cycle of recycling.

Reusable Water Bottles

There are great brands available today that help us make the easy choice of eliminating plastic waste while hydrating. From Hydro Flask to Yeti tumblers, there are a variety of long-lasting water bottles that keep your water cool while also benefiting our environment.

If you haven’t started investing in quality water bottles yet, consider shopping around for one today. Pro tip: these kinds of water bottles also make for great Mother’s Day gifts or birthday presents.

In Conclusion

Making small changes in the way you shop can do a lot of good for the environment. As you make choices that help to eliminate waste, you’ll find that living planet-friendly is easier than you thought it would be. From the shoes you wear to the way you buy your groceries, consider making these habit upgrades today for the sake of the environment.

Julie Higgins
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Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.