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It can be difficult to be sustainable in college. Between always being on the go and the cost of more sustainable products, it’s easy to fall into habits that may not be the best for our planet. That doesn’t mean that it’s a lost cause. Follow these tips for a more sustainable semester. 

1. Invest in a reusable straw keychain

It’s valid to not want to carry a big reusable cup with you everywhere you go, not to mention that many places haven’t been using customers’ cups due to Covid. However, a reusable straw can still save tons of plastic. Put one on your keychain to make sure that you always have it with you! 

Buy one here.

2. Use Beeswax wraps

Beeswax wraps are an amazing alternative to cling wrap and plastic bags. They are a simple and easy way to cut down on single-use plastic. While they may be a little bit more of an investment upfront, usually costing around $20 for a pack, they will save you money in the long run when you don’t need to keep buying plastic bags. They are also easy to make yourself! 

Buy them here.

3. Use Notion 

Notion is a website where you can do pretty much anything. You can create calendars, lists, and pretty much everything else you would need to organize your life. It is a great alternative to a paper planner, especially considering how customizable it is.

Check out Notion here.

4. Stop using Coffee Pods

Coffee pods are a huge source of pollution. Luckily, this doesn’t mean that you need to stop using your Keurig. Buying a reusable coffee pod will not only help the environment, but it will also save you money considering that coffee pods are usually more expensive than coffee grounds. 

Buy them here.

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Jools is a sophomore studying advertising and marketing communications and is the Editor in Chief of Her Campus at FIT.
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