5 Amazon Finds That Make Grocery Shopping More Eco-Friendly
Get them in time for your next grocery run.
Whether you buy your groceries through a meal prep service or in a physical store one thing is certain: Everyone goes grocery shopping. What’s the alternative? Eating at a fancy restaurant or ordering takeout for every single meal? Um, no thank you.
But while grocery shopping is a money-saving solution, it’s not the most eco-friendly experience. From the bags you tout your groceries in to the receipts and coupons, the supermarket is bursting with paper, plastics and other disposable goods.
Want to live a greener life as you’re stocking up on leafy greens? Here are five environmentally-conscious alternatives to the products you already use at the grocery store.
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Almost every grocery store offers paper and plastic shopping bags, and while the paper option is more environmentally-friendly than plastic, you can still up your green game by investing in some reusable bags. Boasting an Amazon’s Choice badge, BeeGreen’s bags are made of a lightweight, yet durable, polyester that will last for years to come. Oh, and did we mention a single bag can reportedly hold up to 50 pounds? Perfect for your weekly grocery haul.
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If you’re carrying some precious cargo like cartons of eggs and jars of pasta sauce, opt for a grocery box. This option from Meori has plenty of room for your entire haul, and will keep your valuables from rolling around in the trunk as you’re driving home. Best of all, this box is collapsible so you can keep it in your car in the event of a spontaneous supermarket sweep.
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Like you, we can never pass up a stop at the butcher’s counter, but the next time you order some meat or cheese, ask your butcher to place your savory treats in Etee’s food wraps. Not only are these wraps free of plastic and designed to keep your food fresher for longer, they’re reusable! So you can use them over and over again. Hey, it sure beats having your ground turkey or gouda wrapped in wax paper!
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As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away; however, the plastic bags you choose to put 'em in aren’t doing Planet Earth any favors. Enter these handy bags from Earthwise. Made of an airy mesh, which makes it possible to see what you put in them, each pouch has the potential to eliminate up to 1,000 plastic bags over time.
Pssst... if you’re looking to buy finer bulk items like rice or lentils, feast your eyes on these cotton ones.
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Between the cardboard boxes that house pasta and cereal to plastic chip bags, non-perishables aren’t Mother Nature's favorite food of choice. Many people are making the switch and buying bulk items, but the question remains: Where you should place them once you’re home? Bormioli’s glass jars are perfect for stowing dry goods like beans or rice as well as ingredients like sugar and flour. Plus, your kitchen cabinets will look so Instagram-worthy when you buy a bunch of these and label them accordingly.