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5 Great Sustainable Household Items to Help Make Your Home Green

Updated: Apr 30, 2021

We all want to make our world a better place. But it can be really overwhelming to think about. Here at Vegan By The Byte, in addition to promoting sustainable eating, we want to help you make small changes to your everyday life that ultimately leads to a sustainable, green future. So below, you’ll find some products that are everyday household items that are easy to incorporate into your life!

1. These really cool reusable food storage bags

So, I’m a really big fan of Claire Saffitz’ baking recipes and YouTube channel, and in a recent episode, I noticed that she was using silicone food storage bags to store food in the fridge. These Stasher brand stand-up bags are a great way to replace those single-use plastic storage bags. According to the website, these are microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. You can even write on them to make labeling easier! Any opportunity to get plastic out of landfills is an opportunity we should all take. Remember that plastic can take anywhere from 20 to 500 (!) years to decompose*! So while it may seem slightly more expensive to stock up on these in the beginning, these are endlessly reusable and pay for themselves in no time at all.

2. This Natural/Plant-based Pet Stain and Odor Remover

My husband and I have three cats, and we love them more than most people. They have certainly left their mark on our hearts….and also our carpets. So when we started looking for stain removers, we were really mindful of chemicals that might be harmful for our babies. Luckily, we discovered Puracy’s Pet Stain and Odor Remover. This is such a great product. It is plant-based, has no harsh chemicals (for you or your pets), and is even Vegan/Vegetarian safe! It also has a really nice cucumber and mint smell that doesn’t linger once the cleaning is done. It even has instructions on how to use it for older stains.

3. These biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes from Isshah

Most dentists suggest replacing your toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months.That’s a lot of plastic in our landfills. These Isshah Charcoal Bamboo Toothbrushes are eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly! Biodegradable toothbrushes?! These are a great choice for implementing an everyday change to your routine! They also have toothbrushes for kids!

4. This absolutely beautiful and versatile towel from Sand Cloud

Listen. We all need a break. A vacation. A moment of chill on a beach somewhere with 6 feet of clearance on all sides. This Amor Towel is just the ticket for long days and nights at the beach. Sand-resistant, super absorbent, and most importantly, eco-friendly, this 100% Turkish Cotton towel is perfect for that summer get away. You can also use it as a blanket or regular old bath towel at home. Plus Sand Cloud is committed to helping the fishies in the ocean! BRB, buying like 5 of these.

5. A set of 3 Reusable Bags from Baggu

Baggu is a big name in sustainable products. Since 2007, this company has been all about making sturdy, reusable bags with cool designs. This set of 3 standard bags are perfect for shopping at the market. They conveniently fold into little pouches, so they’re easy to store and carry with you wherever you go! I keep one in my car at all times, just in case. And great news! Since 2020, Baggu is now completely vegan! One more win for the animals.

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