We all know that doing our part each day to help the environment will equal positive results to our planet. At Airzai, we believe that using eco-friendly, reusable products is one simple way everyone can do their part. These are some of our favorite ‘green’ items we like to use in our homes.
A simple swap that can help our ocean is switching from plastic straws to reusable straws. With many different options, you can choose which style is best for your needs. Silicone, metal, or durable plastic straws are popular options that make the switch to reusable straws easy and seamless.
Coffee pod systems, such as Keurig, have become extremely popular over the last few years. When these machines first made their debut, there were not many environmentally safe pod options available. Now, more and more brands are creating coffee pods with recyclable or biodegradable materials for a safe disposable option. Alternatively, you can purchase a reusable coffee pod and fill it with your grinds of choice, leaving no waste behind.
On the topic of coffee, consider investing in a reusable coffee mug, even if you tend to go to coffee shops. By switching to a reusable travel mug, you are not only reducing waste with the cup itself, but you are not using a lid or sleeve that will end up in the trash. Many shops will accommodate you if you bring in your own mug, and some shops even offer a discount when you use a reusable mug! Please note, this practice was done prior to COVID-19 and some coffee shops may have changed their policies about using reusable cups.
Similar to travel mugs, using a reusable water bottle can help reduce the amount of one-use plastic that is bought and thrown away. Make sure to choose an option that is BPA free, to ensure there are no toxic chemicals in the actual water bottle. Furthermore, switching to a filtered water system can eliminate the need for plastic water bottles all together. Do some research and look for a filtration system that is best for your lifestyle, Brita Water Filters are one of the most affordable options available.
Plastic bags are one of the most common items in the trash, even if they can be recycled. Do your part and use your own reusable bags when you go shopping. Reusable shopping bags are a simple way to reduce waste, and are more durable than the plastic options offered at the stores. If you have a tendency to forget your reusable shopping bags, leave some in the passenger seat of your car. Keeping your bags in sight will make you more likely to remember them. Another option is a portable shopping cart, these are great if you tend to walk to the store and do not want to carry numerous bags back home.
Whether you enjoy making To-Do lists or are taking notes by hand, a reusable notebook will not only help the environment, but save you time as well. The Rocketbook allows you to handwrite your notes and scan them to the computer, no typing required. Also, once you are finished with your notes, you wipe down and microwave the book, and it is as good as new. This is a fun and futuristic way to keep yourself organized.
What are some of your favorite eco-friendly products?