Plastic has been a go-to material for the production of all sorts of things since the 1940’s. Today, it’s used in everything from cell phones to water bottles. While it’s versatile and convenient, our heavy reliance on plastic, particularly in the form of single-use products, has put the health of our planet, and our bodies, in a compromised position.
Plastics contain chemicals that are absorbed by the human body and may cause health problems; these chemicals can leech out of plastic in the landfill and make their way into groundwater. The growing girth of our landfills is not being helped by our use of throw-away plastics that add millions of tons to the piles each year. Fortunately, companies, like ReUseIt, carry a line of attractive, safe, and reusable products that can help replace throw-away plastics in our lives.
Check out the following reusable products:
New Wave Enviro Premium 10 Stage Water Filter
Many of us drink bottled water because we’re worried about the quality of our tap water. This water filter provides enough drinking water for a family of four for up to a year before needing a replacement filter, making it economically as well as environmentally sound.
CamelBak® Groove® Insulated 0.6L Water Bottle with Filter
Of course, you’re not always drinking out of the tap at home, and it’s important to stay hydrated on the go. That’s where this sustainably-made filtered water bottle comes in. One filter lasts up to three months and the bottle is machine-washable.
Aladdin Collapsible Lunch Bowls
A lot of the plastic we use, and throw away, comes from food storage. What do you store your lunch in? Check out the Aladdin line of collapsible lunch containers, which come in sets of three with assorted sizes and colors. These leak-proof bowls aren’t made with potentially harmful chemicals, unlike plastic baggies and containers.
LunchSkins Sandwich Bag
The sandwich baggie is a staple in many to-go lunches. LunchSkins bags, available in 12 attractive prints, can replace hundreds or even thousands of baggies. Insulated, easy to wash and even easier on the pocketbook, these sandwich bags are a key component of greener living for those who pack a lunch.
Itzy Ritzy® Snack Happens™ Reusable Snack Bag
Sandwiches aren’t the only reason we use baggies. Snack Happens baggies are versatile; you can use them for anything from snacks to toiletries while you travel – anything you’d normally use a plastic baggie for. These bags are waterproof, machine-washable and, of course, reusable!
ChicoBag Produce Bag Sets
Any decent clean-living diet involves lots of produce. Instead of reaching for the plastic produce bags at the grocery store, check out the ChicoBag line. ChicoBags are sold in sets of three. The really cool thing about this product is that the sets are available in three different materials, each designed to suit the needs of particular types of produce.
Aladdin Recycled Tumbler
Another major category of wasteful plastic consumption is the to-go cup. How often do you stop to grab a coffee or tea? Throw this tumbler in your bag or car for such occasions; it’s lightweight and made from recycled materials.
The ReuseIt line of products helps make going green convenient. Check out more of their top-rated products.