Today I wanted to share a handful of eco friendly projects that will help you reduce waste and make a small (but meaningful) impact overtime.

The best part about these DIY ideas though is that they all use items that you probably already have in your home. So, you (most likely) won’t have to buy a single thing to remake one of these eco friendly ideas.

I’ve talked about my switch from regular paper towels here many times. But I will never stop because it’s honestly not as hard as you may think.

Using unpaper towels as a replacement for regular paper towels.

That includes an all-purpose cleaner, a glass cleaner, and a natural room spray. I’m willing to bet you have the materials in your home already to make at least two of the three cleaners in that post.

Using homemade natural cleaning products when possible.

This is one of my most used eco friendly projects to date and probably one of my favorites too! These DIY dish scrubbers are made out of one single material, jute! And that’s it!

Swapping out your old sponge for a DIY natural dish scrubber.

This grocery tote project is so incredibly easy. Beginning sewers, you can absolutely do this one! And all you need is an old t-shirt, a pair of scissors, and a sewing machine.

Making easy reusable grocery bags from old t-shirts.

Load this DIY utensil wrap up with a reusable straw and reusable utensils and you’re ready for anything.

Bringing a DIY utensil wrap on the go to help replace single use plastics, like straws and plastic silverware.

Last but not least…these reusable produce bags are super easy to make. And they’re not just for produce either – use them for purchasing bulk items too – like nuts, oats, seeds, etc.

Sewing reusable produce bags for trips to the grocery store.

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