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20 eco-friendly products to help reduce household waste

Mediafeed Logo By Heather Berzak of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 21: Living without: soap, household cleaning products, hygiene/beauty products, water bottles or even kitchen utensils would be tough for a lot of us. And while some of these essential products aren't exactly great for the environment — especially when you account for all the packaging that comes with them — there's a growing trend among consumer products to reduce or even eliminate packaging.Buying these products could have a huge impact on the environment. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in 2017, Americans produced a total of 267.8 million tons of solid waste — equal to 4.51 pounds of waste per person per day. The biggest contributors to that waste? Paper products (25%) and plastics (13.2%). Of course, there are a lot of products out there that are more environmentally friendly. But how do you choose? We've got you covered. Here are 20 eco-friendly alternatives to your everyday products that can help you reduce your waste.  Related: Here's how to find the cleanest hotel rooms during COVID-19

Plastic waste is a big problem in our country

Living without: soap, household cleaning products, hygiene/beauty products, water bottles or even kitchen utensils would be tough for a lot of us. And while some of these essential products aren't exactly great for the environment — especially when you account for all the packaging that comes with them — there's a growing trend among consumer products to reduce or even eliminate packaging.

Buying these products could have a huge impact on the environment. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in 2017, Americans produced a total of 267.8 million tons of solid waste — equal to 4.51 pounds of waste per person per day. The biggest contributors to that waste? Paper products (25%) and plastics (13.2%). 

Of course, there are a lot of products out there that are more environmentally friendly. But how do you choose? We've got you covered. Here are 20 eco-friendly alternatives to your everyday products that can help you reduce your waste. 

Related: Here's how to find the cleanest hotel rooms during COVID-19

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