We produce A TON of waste. From throw-away utensils to plastic bags and our daily takeout lunches, waste production is increasing rapidly by the year. In 2050, in fact, the World Bank is predicting it to increase by a whooping 70 percent—which, by now, you probably know the repercussions of.
While it’s impossible to live without plastic—everything but everything is wrapped in the stuff—more and more people are trying their best to minimize their carbon footprint. Want to become an eco-warrior but don’t know where to begin? Below, 7 ways to reduce waste right NOW.

1. Sip PH Burrito Plain, P550
The eco-conscious alternative to packed lunches, this four-piece cutlery kit comes nestled together in a neat canvas pouch, complete with straws to help quench your thirst. Use it for the office, picnics, or your little one’s school lunches—the options are endless! And, with proper care, it will last you a lifetime.

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2. Milea Beeswax Food Wraps, P435
Forget plastic wraps—use these instead! These organic fabric scraps are layered in beeswax to keep foodstuff you’d normally use plastic wrap for, like sandwiches, pastries, or leftovers. Perfect for both office-baon-folk and school-lunchers! They last for up to a year, and when you’re done? Just throw it in the compostable.

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3. Klara’s Tea Tree Handmade Shampoo Bar, P180
Shampoo bars are not only awesome for traveling (You can use them on your body, too!), they are the ultimate in zero-waste packing. We love this one from Klara’s, a homegrown label. Crafted with hydrating ingredients and tea tree, it cleanses the hair throughly and leaves it naturally healthy.

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4. Habi Lifestyle Foldable Shopping Bag, P299
Whether you use it for the weekly Saturday market, out-of-town escapades, or your expeditions to the mall, this carry-all will go everywhere you want it to. Other perks: it’s sizeable, folds up into a fraction of its size, and stows away in the smallest of purses. What’s not to love?

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5. The Bamboo Company Charcoal Bamboo Toothbrush, P149
This biodegradable toothbrush has a bamboo handle—and the bonus of natural bacteria-fighting nylon bristles. What’s more, the bristles are infused with activated charcoal, hence its black hue, to draw out deep-set dirt and keep nasty mouth odors at bay. Here’s to your best brush yet!

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6. Acqua Insulated Water Bottle, P799
Made of stainless steel, this reusable water bottle can keep hot drinks heated for up to 12 hours, and iced drinks cool for 24 hours. And between its curvy shape and festive color— punchy yellow or bright blue—it’s never been more fun to stay hydrated. Plus, the loop on the lid makes it oh-so-easy to carry.

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7. Anytime Menstrual Cup Menstrual Cup (Size 1), P700
The menstrual cup may not be as popular as regular pads and tampons. But, for many women, the payoff of using one is undeniable—it’s less wasteful; it doesn’t have to be changed as often; and it saves money over time. For those looking to make the switch, this makes a beginner-friendly alternative that’s easy to insert and remove.

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