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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Mass Amherst chapter.

As Earth Day approaches, now is a great time to splurge on some items that will also give back to the Earth. Here is a list of sustainable Amazon finds that won’t break the bank but will help you live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Gophra Corduroy Tote Bag

This tote bag is perfect for your grocery shopping needs! This bag is on sale for $15.99 and there are so many cute colors to choose from. You definitely will want to flaunt this bag at the farm stand and can save yourself from using paper or plastic bags. 

Delibru Universal Reusable K Cups

College kids run on coffee! Why not invest in reusable K cups to keep your wallet and the Earth happy? All you have to do is fill the K cup with some coffee grounds and you’re ready to brew.

Bee’s Wrap

Instead of buying plastic wrap, try shifting to a natural alternative like Bee’s Wrap! They are reusable, so you would be cutting down on your use of plastic. A pack of three will only cost around $18 and can last over a year. 

Anjia Heavy Duty Reusable Bamboo Towels

Tired of stocking up on paper towels? These Bamboo Towels are reusable and re-washable. I haven’t tested the theory but according to Amazon, one roll of these towels can save a six-month’s supply worth of paper towels!

Jagrom 22 Pack Reusable Storage Bags

These reusable storage bags come in a ton of different sizes. They are great for holding snacks on the go without the waste of plastic bags. I’d also recommend these for anyone who loves to meal prep!

Haiphisi Trolley Bags-4 Pack Reusable Grocery Shopping cart Bags

Where are my Type A people at? These bags are perfect for organizing your groceries while you’re shopping. These four colored bags fit perfectly in a grocery cart and are also insulated which is always a plus. 

Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush

These biodegradable toothbrushes are a great swap for your current toothbrush. They are sent to you in zero-waste packaging and the activated charcoal is sure to make your teeth shine!

StrawExpert Set of 16 Reusable Stainless Steel Straws

What’s an eco-friendly haul without reusable straws? This 4-pack comes in cute colors and is also equipped with a cleaner. Unfortunately, many places do not allow us to reuse cups due to COVID-19, so these straws are a great way to cut down on waste and save the turtles. 

Makeup Remover Cloth Clean Towel

I will never go back to makeup removing wipes after trying these microfiber makeup removing wipes. They work like magic and can take away even the most stubborn mascara and foundation in seconds. All you need is a bit of water and your face will be clean without any rough scrubbing at all.

Thermoflask Double Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle

I’ve had my Thermoflask for over a year, and it’s crazy how cold it keeps your water. My advice would be to find one that looks good, so you are motivated to bring it around with you. Stay hydrated!

I hope you find this list helpful and consider making a few sustainable swaps for Mother Nature. Although there is a lot to be done to make our world a more eco-friendly place, these conscious steps are a step in the right direction and can really help reduce waste. Happy Earth Day!

Anna Belle Murray

U Mass Amherst '23

Anna Belle is a sophomore at UMass Amherst, studying English and Communications with a minor in education. Some of her hobbies are cooking, traveling, and reading. Her favorite topics to write about are food, fashion, and astrology.
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