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TikTok user @mindfulgoods shares a low waste dishwashing routine that involves a biodegradable sponge, a dishwashing soap block, and a wooden compostable dishwashing brush.

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You can cut back on kitchen waste and feed your plants at the same time with this DIY eggshell fertilizer from TikTok user @maya.sarah19. To make the fertilizer, crush up leftover eggshells and cover with water. After two days, you can water your plants with the mixture.

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TikTok user @chelsychristina, the small business owner behind Mindful Goods, knows a thing or two about selecting sustainable products. In her video “5 Things I Don’t Buy Anymore,” the eco-conscious creator breaks down low waste swaps for common household items, from using rags or bamboo toilet paper instead of paper towel and tissue to eliminating disposable makeup wipes by swapping for reusable cotton rounds.

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Going green isn’t just great for the environment—it can also be great for your wallet. As EcoTok creator @sabrina.sustainable.life explains, a low waste lifestyle can help you save money while you save the planet. Her low waste and budget friendly swaps include reusable wool dryer balls, a reusable cooking oil spray bottle, and a long-lasting shampoo bar.

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A steady supply of clean water is a privilege we often take for granted. Here are some tips on minimizing waste by reducing water consumption.

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Just because you like to shop doesn’t mean you have to do so without a conscience. And consumers are demanding companies produce wares along those lines as well. Here’s to a year of being aware and being stylish. Global searches between 2018-2019 for the term “secondhand fashion” was up 38%, “low waste weddings” was up 235% and “thrifted home decor” up 308% compared to 2017-2018.

The key to a great stocking stuffer is something practical and interesting that most people would never think of buying for themselves. Of course, it also needs to be small enough to fit in a carry on bag during busy Christmas travel. These clever razor blade savers by SteelBee definitely fit the bill.

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With cities opting to ban plastic bags, stores offering bulk products to reduce packaging waste, and eco-conscious consumers picking up their produce in reusable totes, the focus on reducing the amount of plastic waste in our lives is having a moment. But non-recyclable plastics can still be found in dozens of products we use daily around our homes. Here are 4 easy plastic-free swaps you can make in your bathroom:

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