Five reusable products that will save the world


The Decomposition notebook, one of many low waste alternatives, often comes decorated with beautiful art on the cover and useful tools on the inside covers. The notebook, printed with soy ink, creates a recyclable way to take beautiful notes.

Lainey Devlin, Sports Editor

As the younger generation begins to increasingly care about the planet’s wellbeing, they often find themselves wondering how to help. With countless companies guilty of greenwashing, it leaves the public wondering what they can actually do to help. 

Reusable Produce Bags

With the healthy eating craze becoming increasingly popular within this past decade, the amount of produce eaten has drastically increased, and with it the use of produce bags. Plastic produce bags, much like their grocery counterparts, often find their way into the ocean and into an unsuspecting sea creature’s mouth, suffocating it. Reusable produce bags, the increasingly popular alternative to plastic bags, perform the exact same function as plastic bags but without the risk of harming any animals, all while giving your produce the opportunity to breathe. 

The Decomposition Notebook

Need a new notebook for school? No problem! The Decomposition Notebook provides a low-waste, reused paper alternative to the classic paper-wasting composition notebook. The Decomposition Notebook prints with soy ink, a biodegradable, renewable and recyclable form of ink. The Decomposition Notebook also gives you the opportunity to talk about your passion for the environment as soon as someone lays eyes on your eco-friendly notebook! 

Wooden Toothbrush

We all brush our teeth with plastic toothbrushes, which along with a majority of other plastic products, typically end up washed into the ocean; more specifically the bristles end up consumed by fish, the same fish that we catch and eat. As a result, the plastic returns to our system, presenting health risks to our bodies.  The average person consumes one credit card’s worth of plastic per week, and in an effort to decrease that number, biodegradable wooden toothbrushes provide a sustainable way to keep your pearly whites shining. 

Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products

The use of everyday products like Windex, Clorox, and chlorine bleach creates chemical runoff, which pollutes our environment by polluting vital waterways for creatures, chemicals that humans often end up indirectly ingesting. Switching to more sustainable cleaning products, or making your own, will benefit the earth by preventing runoff of harmful chemicals into lakes or rivers. A common at-home DIY cleaning product contains a mix of vinegar and water, two products one could probably found in their own kitchen. 

Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

Not surprisingly, the bathroom holds the title of the most wasteful place in a household: between cotton rounds, Q-tips, and a variety of plastic bottles with potentially harmful chemicals, the trash accumulated in the bathroom causes the most hazards to environmental life. Luckily, a way to solve one of these problems has recently emerged: shampoo and conditioner bars provide an all-natural, waste-free alternative to packaged hair products. By preventing the waste from replacing your monthly bottle of shampoo or conditioner, you cut down on your haircare waste significantly. 

By making small, more sustainable changes to their lifestyles the public can directly make influences for the good of our planet. With our planet suffering the possibility of mass extinction, the cruciality of everyone doing their part becomes more important.