5 Ways To Reduce Plastic Waste In Your Home In Celebration Of Earth Day

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As Earth Day approaches, you are probably looking for ways to make your home more eco-friendly. Surprisingly, there are more ways than one you can do this, just by starting with your home. If you look hard enough, you will notice things that are plastic that you can replace with glass. If you are struggling to find ways to reduce waste in your home, here are five ways to help get you started.

1. Switch to Metal Razors

In addition to metal razors being of higher quality, they are also much better for the environment. Also, metal razors are known to last a lifetime. Though some may argue it is more expensive, if you add up all you spend on disposable razors, over time you end up saving money with the metal razors.

2. Use Dryer Balls Instead of Sheets

Dryer sheets are out, and dryer balls are in. Instead of trashing a dryer sheet after every use, try using wool dryer balls. These will also work better when it comes to eliminating static and drying your clothes faster. These can also replace your fabric softener and scent beads.

3. Switch Your Sponges

Your go-to sponge is most likely not recyclable. It also probably carries many germs. Although, the dishes need to be done and you need a sponge to complete the job. Instead of buying and throwing away sponges that are not recyclable, use something washable or biodegradable, such as natural sponges, regular dish rags, or Swedish dishtowels.

4. Say “Sayonara” to your Swiffer Duster

Though Swiffer is a game-changer when it comes to dusting, there are a handful of microfiber duster options that are washable and reusable. Therefore, say goodbye to trashing and disposing of that duster and having to go out and buy more. Instead, invest in a few microfiber towels or dusters.

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5. Reusable Water Bottle

This is probably the most common way you can eliminate waste. If you are someone who takes a water bottle with you everywhere you go, instead of buying plastic water bottles at the store, invest in a reusable water bottle. You can even do this for your kids if they play sports. If you want to score bonus points, aim for investing in reusable straws too.

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