12 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Swaps That Will Also Save Your Wallet

Feb 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
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As you might already know, many common household products are wasteful and costly. We also know habits can be hard to break. Eating healthy is one thing, but a total rehaul of not only your kitchen products but also your cleaning habits? Now that just seems downright impossible, right?

It might seem like an overwhelming task, but going plastic-free and having a more eco-friendly kitchen is actually a lot easier than you might think. All it takes are a few small, inexpensive swaps — at least to start.

So if the new year for you means a healthier and more environmentally conscious version of yourself, then this list is for you.

From reusable food wraps and reusable K-Cup pods to replacing your Teflon cookware and ditching your plastic baggies, these swaps will make your life even easier and the environment so much happier — not to mention they’ll save you money in the long-run.

1 /12: Reusable Straws

Kikkerland 24-pack, 11-inch reusable straws
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1/12 :Reusable Straws

2 /12: Reusable Food Wraps

ETEE Food Wraps
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2/12 :Reusable Food Wraps

3 /12: Reusable Food Containers

Fusionbrands CoverBlubber Reusable Stretchable Food Covers
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3/12 :Reusable Food Containers

4 /12: Reusable K-Cup Pods

Fill N Save K Cup pods
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4/12 :Reusable K-Cup Pods

5 /12: Reusable Mesh Coffee FIlters

GoldTone reusable coffee filter
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5/12 :Reusable Mesh Coffee FIlters

6 /12: Reusable Dish Scrubbers

Innovative Dish Washing Net Cloths
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6/12 :Reusable Dish Scrubbers

7 /12: Reusable Dish Towels

The Best Reusable Eco Friendly Dish Cloths From Natural Materials
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7/12 :Reusable Dish Towels

8 /12: Eco-Friendly All-Purpose Cleaner

Puracy Natural All Purpose Cleaner
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8/12 :Eco-Friendly All-Purpose Cleaner

9 /12: Reusable Sandwich Bags

LunchSkins
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9/12 :Reusable Sandwich Bags

10 /12: Ceramic Cookware

GreenLife Soft Grip 16-Piece Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set
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10/12 :Ceramic Cookware

11 /12: Silicone Baking Mats

KITZINI Silicone Baking Mat Sheet Set
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11/12 :Silicone Baking Mats

12 /12: Compostable Dog Waste Bags

BioBag Dog Waste Bags
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12/12 :Compostable Dog Waste Bags