10 Eco-Friendly Items That Are Cute, Practical, And Insanely Good For The Environment
Being more thoughtful about our environment is not exactly a philosophy at the forefront of everyone's mind. Using items that are eco-friendly isn't always a priority for people. I certainly don't time my showers or always remember to bring my own grocery totes. But these small gestures actually do a lot in the long run. The EPA reports that 32 million tons of plastic waste were generated in 2012.
Crazy, right? Thankfully, there are little things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint — and these items are here to help you out in a "set it and forget it" kind of way. Ahead are all the eco-friendly grocery totes, candles, and party gear you'll need.
Cold Cup Tumbler
A reusable coffee cup is a must for any caffeine addict. This tin cup is one of my favorite purchases I’ve ever made. It keeps your coffee cold longer, and you won’t be using (and forgetting to recycle) all of those plastic cups.
Cold cup tumbler, $12, starbucks.com
Bar Code Purse
Before you buy that designer wallet, consider this recycled bar code purse. It’s one of a kind, functional, and made from recycled — you guessed it — bar codes.
Bar code purse, $16, ecoist.com