When embarking on a low waste journey, it’s best to use what you already have, second best to buy second hand/used, and third best to buy eco-friendly sustainably-made low waste products. Here are some things that I use and recommend.

CHICOBAG REUSABlE Grocery Bag

This is the ChicoBag Vita rePETe bag and it is made out of 99% recycled materials. It packs up super small into a little bag the size of your fist, making it great for travel or to store in your purse so you never forget to bring your reusable bags to the grocery store. They’re also super durable, I only have two so sometimes when I get a lot of stuff from the store I jam pack everything in there are they hold up really well.

This is the ChicoBag Vita rePETe bag and it is made out of 99% recycled materials. It packs up super small into a little bag the size of your fist, making it great for travel or to store in your purse so you never forget to bring your reusable bags to the grocery store. They’re also super durable, I only have two so sometimes when I get a lot of stuff from the store I jam pack everything in there are they hold up really well.

To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensil Set

These utensils are great for travel or to just stick in your purse for whenever you go to a restaurant that only has plastic silverware. It comes with a fork, spoon, knife, chopsticks, and a little carrying case and carabiner. The best thing you can do though is just always keep a few utensils that you already own in your purse or car.

These utensils are great for travel or to just stick in your purse for whenever you go to a restaurant that only has plastic silverware. It comes with a fork, spoon, knife, chopsticks, and a little carrying case and carabiner. The best thing you can do though is just always keep a few utensils that you already own in your purse or car.

ChicoBag Cotton Produce Bags

These cotton + hemp bags are perfect for green beans, nuts, grains, and other bulk food items. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like they make them any more but I’m still gonna leave this here because cotton produce bags are great if you have a bulk store near you and theres probably tons of other brands that make them as well.

These cotton + hemp bags are perfect for green beans, nuts, grains, and other bulk food items. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like they make them any more but I’m still gonna leave this here because cotton produce bags are great if you have a bulk store near you and theres probably tons of other brands that make them as well.

Reusable Silicone Baking Sheets

Whenever I bake something in the oven, I just use these in place of parchment paper which saves on a lot of waste (and over time, money!!) They're also very easy to clean up afterwards.

Whenever I bake something in the oven, I just use these in place of parchment paper which saves on a lot of waste (and over time, money!!) They're also very easy to clean up afterwards.

ChicoBag Mesh Produce Bags

These bags have one side made of mesh allowing ethylene gas to escape which makes them perfect for apples, oranges, onions, potatoes, leafy greens or really anything you’d normally put in a small plastic bag at the store.

These bags have one side made of mesh allowing ethylene gas to escape which makes them perfect for apples, oranges, onions, potatoes, leafy greens or really anything you’d normally put in a small plastic bag at the store.

3B Mesh Produce Bags

These bags are similar to the Mesh Chicobags except both sides are mesh, they don't have ties to keep them rolled up while not in use (I just use rubber bands) and it comes with different sizes, 2 small and 1 large.

These bags are similar to the Mesh Chicobags except both sides are mesh, they don't have ties to keep them rolled up while not in use (I just use rubber bands) and it comes with different sizes, 2 small and 1 large.