Reduce waste in your dorm room by starting a compost bin! Composting is a super easy way to decrease your carbon footprint with your roommates, as well as helping the environment.
Think twice before you throw away your plastic, glass bottle, or cardboard box into the trash. Make sure you take advantage of your school’s recycling program. If they don’t have one, start your own!
3. United By Blue
Help reduce the amount of trash in earth’s waters by purchasing products from United By Blue. For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from our world’s oceans and waterways. Since 2010, United By Blue has cleaned up over 1 million pounds of trash, and with your purchase, you can help remove even more (Women’s Meadowcroft Reversable Vest $99, Pinnacle Plaid $78)
These TO-GO-WARE utensils are made from bamboo which is durable, fast growing, and petroleum free! Try snapping on the cutlery to your backpack in order to reduce your plastic waste daily (Repeat Bamboo Utensil Set- Avocado $12.95, Repeat Bamboo Utensil Set- Cayenne $12.95)
Accessorize your wardrobe this semester with 4Ocean’s bracelets that give back. For each bracelet sold, one pound of trash is cleaned from the ocean, and each bracelet is made from 100% recycled materials (The 4Ocean Bracelet $20).
6. Bee’s Wrap
Whether you’re packing a lunch, or meal prepping, or need a place to put your leftovers, Bee’s Wrap makes it easy to be ecofriendly with its food wrap product. It’s made from organic cotton, beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin and all products are biodegradable and washable in order to be used again and again. These ingredients create a safe, durable product that keeps all types of food fresh, and eliminates the need for plastic wrap ( Bee’s Wrap- Original Sandwich Wrap $11, Bee’s Wrap- Single Small Wrap $6)
Upgrade your wardrobe and the help planet too by purchasing clothing and accessories from Tentree. For every item purchased, 10 trees are planted in countries where trees are vital to the habitats of unique animals that would otherwise be extinct. Tentree has already planted over 19 million trees across 10 countries! (Idlewood Hat- Lunar Rock $32, Foggy Juniper Hoodie $68,)
Pass up your phone case for one that much more sustainable created by Reveal. Through a partnership with American Forests, REVEAL plants a tree for every product you buy from their Nature Tech Collection. They are also a 100% cruelty free company that uses recycled satin, suede, bamboo and polyester in all of their products (Zen Garden Bamboo Wood iPhoneX Case $25, Rome Cork Wood iPhone 6 Plus Wallet $39.99)
NooTrees wants to reduce the amount of trees that are cut down to make products such as toilet paper more ecofriendly. For those who have their own bathroom, swap your traditional toilet paper brand for NooTree’s bamboo based, 100% biodegradable, BPA, additive and dye free product for your bathroom (100% Virgin Ecoluxe Bamboo Pulp 3-Ply Bathroom Tissue | 12 Roll(s) $11.99)
10. Smile Squared
Smile for many reasons this semester with Smile Squared’s Bamboo Toothbrush. This ecofriendly toothbrush is not only helping the planet, it is also helping kids around the world. For every toothbrush purchased, a one is also donated to a child in need to help reduce their risk of contracting preventable oral diseases. You both will be able to show off your healthy and happy self! (Adult Bamboo 2-Pack $10.95)