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You ditched plastic straws—go you. But when it comes to your kitchen, we bet there are even more eco-friendly swaps you can make. Because it’s time to ditch the paper towels and plastic wrap, here are 20 products that make being earth-friendly a little easier.

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Kitchen + Home Bamboo Towels

They look and feel just like a paper towel (and even fit in your dispenser), but you can wash and reuse ’em up to 120 times before tossing. Considering one roll lasts six months, they’re also a steal.

BUY IT ($8)


Elegant Live Microwave Food Covers

Don’t let the name fool you—these reusable, food-safe silicone disks aren’t just for the microwave. They’ll replace plastic wrap for fridge leftovers and aluminum foil for reheating—yep, they’re even oven-safe.

BUY IT ($15 for 5)


Stasher Reusable Silicone Food Bag

Plastic baggies have nothing on these babies, which are dishwasher-, microwave- and freezer-safe, and won’t end up strangling a turtle in the ocean.

BUY IT ($12)


Bee’s Wrap Reusable Food Wraps

These cotton-beeswax sheets can be used to wrap up cheese, produce and bread, or to cover bowls and containers. They’re plastic-free, can be washed and reused, and will last for about a year. (Plus, they’re cuter than Saran.)

BUY IT ($18 for 3)


Colony Co. Reusable Produce Bags

Those individual produce bags at the grocery are never decomposing; these, made from biodegradable cotton, most certainly will. Pack them when you head to the store and impress your cashier: They’ve got tare weights right on the side.

BUY IT ($28 for 3)


Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Dish Soap

Cruelty-free? Check. Plant-based? Check, check. And we’re suckers for the clean, basil scent.

BUY IT ($12 for 3)


Skoy Eco-Friendly Cleaning Cloths

According to the brand, each cloth can replace 15 paper towels. They’re also quick-drying, biodegradable and cost-effective.

BUY IT ($7 for 4)


Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers

Save that half an onion (or lemon, banana, etcetera) while you save the planet.

BUY IT ($13 for 5)


Keurig My K-Cup Universal Reusable Ground Coffee Filter

If you’re still riding the single-cup train, you can swap those expensive plastic cups for this reusable gadget, which works with any standard coffee grounds.

BUY IT ($9)


Twist Scrub Sponges

Unlike your standard yellow and green scrubbie, these plant-based sponges (they’re made of cactus!) have no plastic, dye or toxic glues.

BUY IT ($7 for 3)


Unni 13-Gallon 100 Percent Compostable Trash Bags

Like we said, plastic is forever. It can take 1,000 years for one bag to decompose…these break down in weeks.

BUY IT ($16 for 50)


Frego Plastic-Free Glass and Silicone Food Container

Glass storage containers are definitely pricier than plastic, but they’ll last much longer and won’t be forever stained from that one time you had chili. These have a silicone sleeve to protect against the inevitable drop.

BUY IT ($60 for 4)


Ball Glass Mason Jar with Lid and Band

We give you permission to be that person and pack your lunch in a mason jar.

BUY IT ($17 for 12)


Utopia Kitchen Glass Food Storage Container Set

Oven-safe, freezer-safe and meal-prep approved.

BUY IT ($35)


Rezip 3-Piece Stand-Up Leakproof Reusable Storage Bag Kit

A variety of sizes means they’re versatile—use the big guys for soups in the freezer and the little ones for snacks in your work bag.

BUY IT ($20)


Vejibag Organic Cotton Vegetable Preservation Bag

Remember that kale you put in the crisper a week ago? It’s no longer crisp. This environmentally conscious pouch lets your veggies breathe, so they stay fresh for longer (and don’t turn to slime in a plastic bag).

BUY IT ($19)


Esse Reusable Folding Grocery Bag

Paper or plastic? How about a reusable tote that can hold up to 35 pounds and has—wait for it—pockets?

BUY IT ($29 for 3)


W&P Porter Portable Ceramic Lunch Bowl

Salad, but make it earth-friendly...and damn chic.

BUY IT ($40)


Misto Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer

Cooking spray is a lifesaver in the kitchen; the cans it comes in, not so much. Avoid the recycling hassles and switch a waste-free, reusable alternative.

BUY IT ($9)


Utopia Kitchen Flour Sack Dish Towels

Use them to dry hands, wipe counters, whatever.

BUY IT ($13 for 12)

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