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Last year big companies like Starbucks (and even Buckingham Palace!) made strides to reduce single-use plastic by banning plastic straws. And that's great! But there's more that can be done to help the environment, and it starts with us.
Use the black side for mascara, lipstick and other pigmented makeup and use the white side for toner and moisturizer. Once you're done using, rinse with water and throw in the provided laundry bag, which can then be throw in with the rest of your laundry to wash and reuse.
This makeup remover pad takes things a step further and eliminates the use of any makeup removing cleanser or chemicals. Just use with water, wash and reuse. You'll refrain from wasting cotton balls and the plastic containers cleaners generally come in.
Ditch the plastic water bottles and drink out of a Swell water bottle. It keeps cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours. This one also comes with the sports cap, meant for taking to the gym and minimal spills.
Going the reusable route can also help you save money, because you won't have to restock certain items for a year or more! And don't think you have to buy all new stuff or change everything in your life at once to make a difference—start with one or two things and work your way up.
You can shop our favorite reusable and eco-friendly items in the gallery above.
Now, to upgrade your makeup bag, check out the below natural beauty products!