Real Simple’s mission, through its 21 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. These earth-friendly items are doubly good—they help you and the environment.

By Brandi Broxson
March 19, 2021
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6 Clever Items (3/19/21) - boxes with Kraft Tape on pinkish background
Pelacase Honey Eco-Friendly Phone Case
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Honey Eco-Friendly Phone Case


This flexible cover is crafted from flax yet manages to protect your phone against falls from up to 6 feet. Compost the case when you’re done with it. 

Get Outside Bundle Magnetic Containers
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Get Outside Bundle

$42 for 3;

Skip the hotel’s single-use toiletries and fill this leakproof set instead. The containers are magnetic, so your bag stays tidy. Even better, they’re made from plastic recovered from beaches.    

Noap Shower Rack
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Noap Shower Rack


Noap makes shampoo, conditioner, and body soap in bar form to cut down on packaging. This suction shower rack keeps them from becoming gooey messes.

Earth Rated Poop Bags 60 count pack
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Earth Rated Poop Bags

$9 for 60;

Take your pup on a plastic-free potty break with these compostable vegetable-based bags. Even the box and cardboard core come from recycled materials.

NetZeroCompany Kraft Tape
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Kraft Tape


This paper packing tape is just as strong as that infernal plastic stuff. But it’s almost completely biodegradable, and it can go into the recycling.

Benjamin Moore Natura Interior Paint
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Natura Interior Paint


This acrylic paint is certified asthma and allergy friendly. It has no VOCs, doesn’t off-gas, and leaves a smooth, color-saturated, sponge-washable finish.