11 Eco-Friendly Etsy Products You Can Buy Now To Reduce Your Waste Later

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It's time that we all reduce, reuse, and recycle — everything. We have billions of feminine hygiene products begin thrown away every year. Over 100 billion plastic bags being unnecessarily used and discarded, with pieces of them found in ocean dwellers, birds, and even camels. This earth is a gift and we need to treat it with respect, care, and love. And the time to do that is now — by opting for eco-friendly versions of the products you use everyday.

There's no time like the present: This Wednesday April 22 will mark the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Launched in 1970, the initial Earth Day is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement. Up until then, very little attention was being paid to the damage we, as human beings, were causing the earth.

While you may think that being an avid recycler is doing your part to help the Earth, the truth is, we could all be doing a bit more. Just opting out on use of unnecessary plastics and paper can really have a positive impact, and you won’t feel even the slightest bit inconvenienced.

Here are 11 everyday changes you can make to be a more Earth friendly person, courtesy of Etsy, of course.

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