Cover From reusable bubble tea tumblers to at-home compost machines, we list out the best eco-friendly essentials to have. (Photo: Courtesy of OneCup)

Thinking of living a more eco-conscious lifestyle? We've rounded up the best eco-friendly everyday essentials to help you get started

Sometimes, the best way to build a habit is to start small. Whether it's swapping out single-use products for reusable ones, or recycling your food waste every week to begin your zero waste lifestyle, we found the best eco-friendly essentials for you to include in your daily routine so that you can stay sustainable even during Covid-19 lockdown

From a self-cleaning water bottle from LARQ, to leak proof period panties from Knix, here are the best eco-friendly everyday products for you to stock up on to help you lead a more eco-conscious life.

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LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

If you haven’t gotten the notice already, it’s time to ditch single use plastic bottles. This self-cleaning water bottle from LARQ is the perfect companion whether you’re hitting the gym, going on hikes or camping without any clean water. Using UV-C LED light technology to kill 99.99% of bio-contaminants from the water and bottle, LARQ’s stainless steel bottle range keeps water cold for 24 hours and hot for 13 hours. 

Available at Mr Porter

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Environmentally friendly and free from harmful chemicals, EcoEgg is an innovative detergent alternative which replaces the need for traditional detergent. After placing the EcoEgg in the drum of your washing machine, the minerals inside the egg will get activated, producing cleaning foam which lifts off the dirt and germs on your clothes. Depending on the laundry egg that you choose, EcoEggs can last anywhere from 70 to 720 washes––that’s three year’s worth of laundry for an average family. 

Available at Ecoegg

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Knix Leakproof Underwear

With eco-friendly period products on the rise, period underwear has been more popular than ever. Knix’s Leakproof series features period panties with different absorbency levels to match every stage of your flow cycle. Using a triple layer technology to keep you feeling fresh and protected all day, their highest absorbency panties can absorb up to eight teaspoons to liquid per wear. 

Available at Knix

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LUÜNA Period Products

Did you know that most store-bought period pads contain over 3,000 harmful chemicals from odor neutralisers and fragrances? LUÜNA is a Hong Kong brand that creates non-toxic tampons and cotton pads using organic cotton that is biodegradable in 4-6 months. 

Available at LUÜNA

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Oklin GG02 Composting Machine

Trying to turn your home into an eco-friendly space? Add home composting into your routine by purchasing a Oklin GG02 Composting Machine. Composting up to 4kg of food waste within 24 hours, it’s the perfect addition to your home for those looking to bring their recycling game to the next level. 

Available at Oklin

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Love drinking boba but hate the paper and plastic waste that comes with it? OneCup’s reusable bubble tea tumblers provide a solution to this issue. Made with borosilicate glass, a type of glass that is known to be lighter and stronger than common glass, OneCup’s reusable bubble tea tumblers can be used to hold both hot and cold beverages. Each cup also includes a stainless steel bubble tea straw, a brush cleaner and a drawstring bag for all your on-the-go bubble tea needs. 

Available at OneCup

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If you’re switching out your disposable mask for a reusable one, stock up on these Evolon reusable filters that can be used alongside cloth masks with a filter option. Unlike regular filters, however, Evolon masks can be washed and reused for 50 times while remaining at its original protective level of BFE 96.7%. 

Available at Live Zero

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TALA Leaf Face Cloth

Make-up wipes have nothing on TALA’s Leaf face cloth. Made with 100% recycled polyester, this face cloth removes make-up, dirt and oil using only water. While you’re there, the site also has a wide selection of eco-friendly workout gear and accessories such as bamboo cutlery and leggings made from fully up-cycled materials. 

Available at TALA

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