According to the UN Environment Program, up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used globally each year, and because of the material they're made from, most municipal recycling centers don't accept them (more on this below).
The most sustainable option is to skip the bag altogether. You can also make your own reusable produce bags out of old T-shirts. But if you'd rather purchase them new, here are our recommendations for the best reusable produce bags on the market today.
Eco Joy<p>If you're making the switch to more sustainable shopping bags and want a variety of products to use, the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Reusable-Sandwich-Biodegradable-Eco-Drawstring/dp/B003PK4W3I/ref=sr_1_36?crid=3TDUCB8ZOM7WI&dchild=1&keywords=produce+bags+grocery+reusable&qid=1613484643&sprefix=produce+bags%2Caps%2C189&sr=8-36" target="_blank">Eco Joy Cotton Reusable Produce Bags</a> set is a great place to start. The set comes with three mesh drawstring bags, three muslin drawstring bags, a large mesh tote and a zippered sandwich-size pouch.</p><p>Each product is made with organic, non-GMO cotton that's ethically sourced in accordance with Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) standards. The cotton comes from India and Turkey, and the bags are hand-assembled in Canada by the owner of Eco Joy, so you can feel good about supporting a small business while reducing your environmental impact.</p><p><strong>Customer rating:</strong> 4.7 out of 5 stars with over 300 Amazon reviews</p><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>Zero-waste; Handmade in Canada; WRAP compliant; Machine washable</p>
Organic Cotton Mart<p>Some shoppers prefer to use mesh bags when shopping for fruits and veggies. We recommend checking out <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Best-Reusable-Produce-Organic-Cotton/dp/B07CK2TJKL/ref=sr_1_16?crid=10A7NM0LQ0B7E&dchild=1&keywords=mesh+produce+bags&qid=1613483897&s=home-garden&sprefix=mesh+pro%2Cgarden%2C162&sr=1-16" target="_blank">Organic Cotton Mart's Reusable Cotton Mesh Produce Bags</a> if you're in this camp, as they're made with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton.</p> <p>Mesh reusable produce bags can make the checkout process easier than muslin bags since you can see what's inside them without having to open them up. Plus, the tare weight (i.e., the weight of the empty bag that should be subtracted from the total weight of your produce to make sure you don't pay extra for using your bag) is printed right on the label of Organic Cotton Mart's bags, making everything that much more convenient.</p> <p><strong>Customer rating:</strong> 4.6 out of 5 stars with nearly 1,000 Amazon reviews</p><strong>Why buy:</strong> GOTS certified; Machine washable; Biodegradable
Simple Ecology<p>On the other hand, if you just want to purchase muslin bags, we like <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Ecology-Reusable-Organic-Shopping/dp/B004UJ0U0C" target="_blank">Simple Ecology's Reusable Produce Bags</a>, which are also made with GOTS-certified organic cotton. Simple Ecology also has a <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6AUMBG/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01N6AUMBG&pd_rd_w=MA3ZS&pf_rd_p=cbc856ed-1371-4f23-b89d-d3fb30edf66d&pd_rd_wg=hVunQ&pf_rd_r=G6RTQ1Z5DKEY325MAJZ9&pd_rd_r=5d298b3a-1be7-4ebd-a9e1-d5d672a40497&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExMzc4RVAxWjNLOTdCJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTc0NTAwMzBDMjFYOVJPTUpWSCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjYyOTM4M0s4Vk81SVBPS1NFSyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbF90aGVtYXRpYyZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=" target="_blank">starter kit</a> that comes with several reusable grocery bags if you're looking for more variety.</p> <p>The benefit of using muslin reusable produce bags is that, unlike mesh, there are no holes for small items to slip through. This means that in addition to larger produce, you can use them to purchase bulk foods like lentils, beans and rice — or even powders like flour or spices — without worrying about anything leaking. They're also best for keeping leafy greens fresh.</p> <p><strong>Customer rating:</strong> 4.7 out of 5 stars with nearly 1,500 Amazon reviews</p><strong>Why buy:</strong> GOTS certified; Machine washable; Biodegradable; Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified packaging when purchased from manufacturer
ECOBAGS<p>Whether you're buying bread, fresh flowers, produce or all of the above, the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/ECOBAGS-Market-Collection-Reusable-Natural/dp/B08KFGPGN5" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ECOBAGS Market Collection Reusable Bag Set</a> is ideal for <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/farmers-markets-coronavirus-safety-2645581711.html" target="_self">farmers market</a> shopping or large grocery hauls. The netted bags are durable, flexible, and pack down small so they're easy to keep in your car or purse.</p> <p>ECOBAGS is a woman-owned certified B Corp, which means it uses sound social and environmental practices. These bags come in packs of three or five and have a few different handle lengths and color options, but they're all made with GOTS-certified organic cotton.</p> <p><strong>Customer rating: </strong>Not applicable</p><p><strong>Why buy:</strong> GOTS certified; Machine washable; Biodegradable; Certified B Corp; SA8000 certified for the protection of basic human rights of workers</p>
More and more Americans are retrofitting their bathrooms with high-end bidets, allowing them to enjoy cleanliness and hygiene without creating as much paper waste. Not all bidets are created equal, however, and before deciding on a particular brand, it's important to do your homework. Take a look at our comprehensive Toto bidet review, and our reviews of Tushy and Omigo, to learn more about all of their options.
Toto USA<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/TOTO-BT500B-01-Piedmont-Vertical/dp/B00084P3GO/ref=sr_1_3?crid=ZG6AGN0U9VQL&dchild=1&keywords=toto+piedmont+bidet&qid=1613591898&sprefix=toto+piedmo%2Caps%2C188&sr=8-3" target="_blank">Toto's Piedmont bidet</a> offers an elegant, classic design, and it also comes with built-in safeguards that prevent it from ever overflowing. It is available in several color options, and will look good with any contemporary bathroom design.</p><p><strong>Why buy:</strong> This is the most affordable standalone bidet in Toto's catalog. This bidet is a good option if you are remodeling your bathroom or are building a home and want to save water and paper waste from the start. Priced starting at $533, you can find it through other retailers for around $280.</p>
Toto USA<p>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/TOTO-BT930B-01-Vertical-Cotton/dp/B0015IVUOQ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=toto%2Blloyd%2Bbidet&qid=1613592001&sr=8-2&th=1" target="_blank">Lloyd bidet</a> has a much bolder, "skirted" design, but it also shares the Piedmont's flushing rim and integral overflow features, which keep you from ever experiencing spillage.</p><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>This is a fancier product with a more striking appearance, and is mainly suited for a larger, more formal design. It retails for a slightly higher price point: The Lloyd model starts at $780 in total, but you can find it for $526 through other retailers.</p>
Toto USA<p>The company's flagship standalone bidet is known as the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/TOTO-BT784B-01-Clayton-Vertical/dp/B0018L9JUC/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=toto+clayton+bidet&qid=1613592108&sr=8-2" target="_blank">Clayton</a>. It includes the same overflow safeguards as the other two, and of course, each of these products is backed by Toto's longstanding commitment to excellent craftsmanship.</p><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>This is the most traditional in its visual style, and, with a number of colors to choose from, it will look great in almost any bathroom design. The Clayton starts at $734, but is available through other retailers for around $426.</p>
Toto USA<p>This electronic smart bidet seat fits onto your existing toilet bowl and offers a number of comfort features, including a heated seat, automatic air deodorizer, adjustable warm water, warm air dryer, self-cleaning wand, and a wireless remote control.</p><p><strong>Why buy:</strong> We chose the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UCIOX2Q/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&aaxitk=-XjvJQOmffOcAmiCOZvtAA&hsa_cr_id=7413316040901&pd_rd_plhdr=t&pd_rd_r=0e0e7f3d-0baf-4977-85d3-663f618a76d8&pd_rd_w=Yi3yF&pd_rd_wg=LUFHB&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_lsi3d_asin_1_img" target="_blank">Toto C200</a> as the overall best bidet in <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/best-bidet-toilet-seats-2650502928.html" target="_self">our review</a> of top brands. In addition to the features mentioned, its dual action oscillating and pulsating spray and pre-mist function provide a comfortable and sanitary clean.</p>
Toto USA<p>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/TOTO-SW3046-01-Electronic-Contemporary/dp/B078GTKSXK/ref=sr_1_2?crid=15NGPC9YFANKH&dchild=1&keywords=toto+s500e&qid=1613960063&sprefix=toto+s500e%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-2" target="_blank">Toto Washlet S500e</a> bidet seat includes the features found in the C200, plus instantaneous water heating, front and rear wash functions, two-user preset memory, and the company's <a href="https://www.totousa.com/technologies/ewater" target="_blank">EWATER+ technology</a>. This system uses electrolyzed water to keep the wand and toilet bowl clean.</p><p><strong>Why buy:</strong> This high-end Toto electric bidet seat can help you reduce water and toilet paper use, and it can help reduce the need for chemical cleaning products with its EWATER+ technology.</p>
Toto USA<p>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/TOTO-SW2014-01-Electronic-SoftClose/dp/B0165UFOGS/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=30E9Y1LAN9ZRW&dchild=1&keywords=toto+washlet+a100+elongated+bidet+toilet+seat&qid=1613589664&sprefix=toto+washlet+a100%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFBR1FMUTdJR1hXNUEmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAyNjIwOTkxUE1EWk5CQjg2QTZPJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA0NDc1MzExSk1UMk5CQzJYVUhVJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==" target="_blank">A100</a> is an entry-level Washlet bidet attachment, but still offers numerous comfort features. It includes a heated seat with temperature control, aerated warm water with a dual action spray, and an attached arm control panel.</p><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>One of the most affordable Toto bidet options, it still lets you adjust the water temperature and pressure settings, and features rear and front cleaning functionality for a feminine wash.</p>
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Delta-8 THC is being marketed as a legal option for consumers who either don't live in a state with legal cannabis, or are a little apprehensive about how traditional psychoactive THC products will affect them. But is it all it's cracked up to be? Let's take a closer look, exploring what Delta-8 THC is, how it differs from other THC products, and whether it's actually legal for use.
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botanyfarms.com<p>The <a href="https://www.botanyfarms.com/product/delta-10-thc-vape-cartridge/?aff=14" target="_blank">Botany Farms Delta-10 THC Vape Cartridge</a> actually contains both Delta-10 and Delta-8 THC.This is designed to provide the desired effects of Delta-8 THC but without the drowsiness. They also offer a vape cartridge with a 1:1 concentration of <a href="https://www.botanyfarms.com/product/delta-10-delta-8-thc-vape-cartridge/?aff=14" target="_blank">Delta-8 THC</a> and Delta-10 THC. Note that while vape products can be used to aid in smoking cessation, we do not recommend vaping or smoking because of the negative health effects they can cause.</p>
Not only can bidets help you enhance your personal hygiene, but they also provide a great way to reduce your environmental footprint. Omigo offers a number of high-end bidet seats and attachments. In this review, we'll take a look at the company as a whole, then highlight some of the individual products they offer.
Omigo<p><a href="https://myomigo.com/products/omigo?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=ecowatch&utm_campaign=threeships&utm_content=omigo_bidet_review" target="_blank">Omigo's flagship product</a> is its premium bidet toilet seat. It includes a wide variety of features designed to enhance your comfort and hygiene. While it does come with a high price tag, the Omigo Luxury Bidet seat offers a ton of ways for you to customize the nearly every feature.</p><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>This a top-of-the-line bidet. With everything from an adjustable heated seat and massaging nozzle oscillation to its warm air dryer and ambient night light, the Omigo bidet toilet seat is one of the most comfortable ways to reduce your toilet paper use.</p>
Omigo SL<p>The <a href="https://myomigo.com/products/omigo-sl?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=ecowatch&utm_campaign=threeships&utm_content=omigo_bidet_review" target="_blank">Omigo SL</a> is a slightly less advanced toilet seat option, but still includes a number of advanced features. If you want a luxury experience for a slightly lower price point, this may be the best bidet for you.</p><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>This model includes many of the core features of the Luxury bidet, minus a few extras like the deodorizer and air drying, for a lower price. It still provides self-cleaning rear and front spray nozzles for a feminine wash with heated water.</p>
Omigo GS<p>The <a href="https://myomigo.com/products/omigo-gs?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=ecowatch&utm_campaign=threeships&utm_content=omigo_bidet_review" target="_blank">Omigo GS</a> is the most basic, budget-friendly Omigo toilet seat bidet. It still provides enhanced bidet features compared to some other brands like Tushy or Kohler, but comes at a much more affordable price point.</p><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>The Omigo GS offers a more simple, straight-forward product than their other toilet seat bidets, but retains the essential elements to provide a comfortable clean.</p>
Omigo Element<p>In addition to their bidet seats, Omigo also offers a couple of bidet attachments. The <a href="https://myomigo.com/products/element?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=ecowatch&utm_campaign=threeships&utm_content=omigo_bidet_review" target="_blank">Element</a> is a value-priced, non-electric bidet add-on that installs onto your current toilet seat.</p><p><strong>Why buy:</strong> The Element from Omigo makes it easy to add a cold water bidet to your existing toilet. With front and rear nozzles, a quick DIY installation process, and easy to adjust pressure control, this is the most cost-effective option from Omigo.</p>
Omigo Element+<p>The <a href="https://myomigo.com/products/element-plus?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=ecowatch&utm_campaign=threeships&utm_content=omigo_bidet_review" target="_blank">Element+</a> is a slightly fancier, more feature-rich version of Omigo's basic bidet attachment. It's still non-electric but has some significant perks, including a hot water connection.</p><p><strong>Why buy:</strong> This Omigo bidet attachment is still much more affordable than their Luxury bidet seat, but it includes features like adjustable temperature settings that let you customize it to your personal preferences.</p>
Bidets have really gained in popularity in recent years as more and more people seek to minimize their ecological footprint at home. Along with Omigo and Toto, Tushy is one of the leading names in bidet design, offering practical, affordable, non-electric bidets that works with your existing toilet seat. See why Tushy remains a best-selling brand in our review below.
hellotushy Classic<p>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/TUSHY-Classic-Bidet-Toilet-Attachment/dp/B08VRQNH4Z/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2FJPU0B3DVNJF&dchild=1&keywords=tushy%2Bbidet%2Bfor%2Btoilet&qid=1613501984&sprefix=tushy%2Bbidet%2Caps%2C182&sr=8-5&th=1" target="_blank">Tushy Classic 3.0</a> is designed to offer an affordable, basic bidet. It connects to your toilet's clean tap water water supply and then uses a stream of water to help you feel cleaner. The simple design offers compatibility with most standard toilets.</p><p>Why buy: If you're interested in trying a bidet, but don't want to invest hundreds of dollars, the Tushy Classic bidet is a great option, as it retails for just $99. While this bidet does use cold water, it can definitely help you reduce your use of rolls of toilet paper while also enjoying better personal hygiene.</p>
hellotushy<p>The <a href="https://hellotushy.com/products/warm-water-bidet-tushy-spa" target="_blank">Tushy Spa 3.0</a> offers many of the same features and benefits as the Classic model. But in addition to letting you control the nozzle angle and water pressure, the Tushy Spa also lets you determine your desired water temperature. This is the option to choose if you want the added comfort of warm water.</p><p>Why buy: The Tushy Spa 3.0 bidet gives you all of the environmental and hygienic benefits of the Classic model, but with the added comfort of warm and hot water. While it is still a relatively low-tech design, this bidet can help you reduce paper waste and water usage at an affordable price.</p>
As Americans seek more environmentally-friendly approaches to their homes and hygiene, bidets have grown in popularity. Recent toilet paper shortages have also convinced more users to opt for a different approach. Looking to make your bathroom more sustainable? Our guide will show you everything you need to know about bidet attachments and seats for your home.
Toto USA<p>Toto is a company that's well-established for its quality bidet products. The <a href="https://www.totousa.com/washlet-c200-elongated" target="_blank">Toto C200 electric bidet</a> seat comes with a number of advantages, and you can even create unique user profiles, ensuring the bidet remembers your preferences.</p><ul><li>Adjustable oscillating water options</li><li>A built-in air dryer to assist you in personal hygiene.</li><li>A self-cleaning wand automatically cleans up after each use.</li></ul><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>The Toto WASHLET C200 electric bidet features a deodorizer, heated seat, instant warm water reservoir, and a pre-mist cleaning function for added hygiene.</p>
hellotushy<p>If you're looking for an attachment rather than a full toilet seat, we recommend this model from TUSHY. The <a href="https://hellotushy.com/collections/bidet-attachments/products/classic-affordable-bidet" target="_blank">TUSHY Classic 3.0</a> is an especially great option for bidet shoppers on a budget from an eco-conscious brand.</p><ul><li>It's made for easy installation, usually taking no more than 10 minutes.</li><li>This is one of the very best bidet attachments for under $100.</li><li>Controls let you customize nozzle placement and water pressure.</li></ul><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>Tushy claims their non-electric bidet attachment can reduce your toilet paper usage by 80%, saving trees and money.</p>
BioBidet<p>The <a href="https://bio-bidet.sjv.io/2rkPXQ" target="_blank">BioBidet Bliss seat</a> offers a number of advanced features including a comfort-adjustable heated seat with a remote control, adjustable warm air drying, and a patented vortex wash.</p><ul><li>Adjustable water temperature, water pressure, and heated seat.</li><li>Three-in-one stainless steel nozzle design for a complete clean and feminine wash.</li><li>Hybrid heating technology so you always have warm water.</li></ul><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>This electric bidet seat from BioBidet features an Energy Save Mode to reduce electricity usage as well as toilet paper usage.</p>
Omigo<p>For years, <a href="https://myomigo.com/products/omigo?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=ecowatch&utm_campaign=threeships&utm_content=multi_brand_review" target="_blank">Omigo</a> has been a leading name in luxury bidets and accessories. Their flagship product boasts hundreds of rave reviews, and a long list of exciting features. Some of the perks of choosing Omigo include:</p><ul><li>They offer various shapes, allowing you to pick the bidet that best matches your existing toilet bowl.</li><li>Omigo offers a heated seat with adjustable temperature.</li><li>An LED night light makes it easy for you to use your bidet even at night.</li></ul><p><strong>Why buy:</strong> You can customize your bidet experience by choosing from a range of nozzle positions and adjustable spray pressure settings, and separate rear and front nozzles are available.</p>
Luxe Bidet<p>LUXE offers affordable bidet options with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you're looking to try out a basic bidet to see what it's like, the <a href="https://luxebidet.com/product/neo-120-bidet-attachment/" target="_blank">LUXE Neo 120</a> attachment may be the perfect option. One thing to note, however, is that this model is non-electric and uses cold water.</p><ul><li>A self-cleaning, sanitary nozzle with guard helps promote cleanliness and hygiene.</li><li>The LUXE bidet attachment installs easily and in minutes.</li><li>18-month warranty and 100% satisfaction guarantee.</li></ul><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>This is one of the most affordable bidet options out there, and is a great way to make your bathroom more sustainable.</p>
Brondell<p><a href="https://www.brondell.com/swash-1400-bidet-toilet-seat/" target="_blank">Brondell</a> is another company that offers top-of-the-line bidet toilet seats. The Swash 1400 features a heated seat, air dryer, replaceable deodorizer, and programmable user settings. Brondell also offers a non-electric Ecoseat series and a travel bidet.</p><ul><li>Seven different nozzle positions, and an ambient night light.</li><li>The unit can be installed in under an hour, without any need to call a plumber.</li><li>Front and rear nozzles allow for a complete cleaning experience.</li></ul><p><strong>Why buy:</strong> Brondell notes that 37 gallons of water are used to make one roll of toilet paper; that same amount of water is equivalent to 150 washes with their bidet seat.</p>
Kohler<p>The <a href="https://www.us.kohler.com/us/puretide-quiet-close-elongated-manual-bidet-toilet-seat/productDetail/toilet-seats/1152463.htm" target="_blank">Kohler Puretide</a> manual bidet seat is a simple, straightforward, and affordable product. It features a self-cleaning wand with adjustable water pressure and position.</p><ul><li>Sleek, low-profile design that doesn't stand out.</li><li>Manual-operated handle allows you to control water pressure without electricity.</li><li>Quick-Attach hardware makes it easy to install in minutes.</li></ul><p><strong>Why buy: </strong>The Kohler Puretide is an affordable, non-electric bidet seat that makes it easy to reduce your environmental impact. It also features a very unobtrusive design.</p>
Cowaymega<p>This electronic bidet seat from Coway includes a ton of features that make it an accessible option for every member of the family. The company's unique i-wave Cleaning Technology is designed to provide a comfortable cleaning experience for every person.</p><ul><li>Wireless remote control with child-friendly controls and braille for visually-impaired users.</li><li>Three-stage cleansing care system keeps the system hygienic.</li><li>Adjustable water temperature, water pressure, direction, flow, and warm air dryer.</li></ul><p><strong>Why buy:</strong> Coway includes a lot of accessibility features in their bidet seats, as well as an eco-mode to reduce the energy consumption of the unit.</p>