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Reusable kitchen staples
Blue Avocado Re-zip Storage Bags
A Re-zip is like a classic Ziploc, except these “never tear or split,” and they can be reused 300 times. The only real drawbacks: Sauces will stain them, and they melt if they fall onto a dishwasher’s heating element.
$20 for five, rezip.com
iPartsPlusMore Coffee Filters
The plastic pods used in Keurig coffee makers are seldom recycled, no matter the effort you put in. But you can eliminate waste—and save money—by using refillable mesh pods, keeping a few always ready for a quick brew.
$14 for six, ipartsplusmore.com
Developed by a Vermont mother of three, Bee’s Wrap is a washable, reusable substitute for plastic wrap. Each cotton cloth is saturated with beeswax and natural oils, offering a better way to keep bread, sandwiches, and cut fruit or veggies fresh.
$6 to $15, beeswrap.com
Source: Real Simple
SipWell Stainless Steel Straws
Join the revolt against plastic straws—and America’s habit of discarding hordes a day—by investing in glass, silicone, or stainless-steel alternatives. This set of four is dishwasher safe but also comes with a brush for hand-cleaning.
Bambooee Bamboo Towels
Replace your paper towels with look-alikes made from bamboo. Like rivals Caboo and NatureZway, Bambooee towels are more absorbent than the alternative, and they can be washed, air-dried, and used up to 100 times.
Source: Washington Post ■