10 eco-friendly Amazon buys to help save the planet (one bamboo item at a time)

Looking for eco-friendly Amazon buys? Be kind to our planet and switch your everyday favourites to sustainable or bamboo options like these...

Eco-friendly Amazon buys: MORGIANA Store Bamboo Dinnerware Set
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Using lockdown as the perfect time to buy some eco-friendly Amazon products? Smart idea. These simple switches will have you feeling better about your impact on the environment, fast. And, you needn't head out to the (busy) shops to make these changes – you can buy this stuff from Amazon today, and it should be on your doorstep tomorrow. We love to hear it.

These Amazon eco-friendly buys include everything from a way to make your skincare routine waste-free, something the kids will love, and even eco-friendly toilet paper. Don't waste your money on any more plastic-based products and vow to become more planet-friendly once and for all. It's quite easy – trust us!

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10 eco-friendly Amazon buys

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1. Biodegradable cleaning cloths for wiping sides, cleaning dishes and more

SUPERSCANDI Swedish Dishcloths | £7.99 at Amazon

SUPERSCANDI Swedish Dishcloths | £7.99 at Amazon
A simple swap such as changing your dishcloths can make a large impact on landfill waste. These Swedish ones are reusable and biodegradable, and each cloth has the durability of 15 sheets of paper towels. They last around eight weeks, and can be washed up to 200 times!

2. A bamboo dinner set that's unbreakable and perfect for picnics

MORGIANA Store Bamboo Dinnerware Set | £39.39 at Amazon

MORGIANA Store Bamboo Dinnerware Set | £39.39 at Amazon
This bamboo dinnerware set comes with large plates, small plates and bowls included. It's great for indoor dining (for the kids) and outdoor dining come summertime. They're even dishwasher friendly. No more plastic or paper plates.

3. A mould and mildew resistant shower curtain that's eco-friendly, too

EurCross Eco-friendly Shower Curtain | £10.99 at Amazon

EurCross Eco-friendly Shower Curtain | £10.99 at Amazon
You may have thought that finding an eco-friendly shower curtain was impossible, but clearly not! This one comes in a range of sizes, it's non-toxic, made from EVA and anti-bacterial. Just wipe to clean.

4. Buy this wooden bike for your toddler for Christmas

Kinderkraft Wooden Balance Bike | £49

Kinderkraft Wooden Balance Bike | £49 £44.95 at Amazon
This sweet kids' bike looks the part and plays the part. Perfect for first-timers and it has an adjustable seat. Any two to five year old would love this for Christmas...

5. Get those dishes sparkling clean with help from this bamboo brush

Agile Home and Garden Store Eco Friendly Washing Up Scrubbing Brush | £10.99 at Amazon

Agile Home and Garden Store Eco Friendly Washing Up Scrubbing Brush | £10.99 at Amazon
This bamboo brush can be used to scrub anything clean from dishes to tiles and floors. It's completely plastic-free, and it comes with three heads. Simply replace them when needed. One of the first steps to becoming an eco-friendly house, we think.

6. Wash your clothes the eco-friendly way with this money-saving egg (not the fried kind)

Ecoegg, Spring Blossom | £13.29 at Amazon

Ecoegg, Spring Blossom | £13.29 at Amazon
One of these can wash up to 210 washloads and leave your clothes feeling and smelling clean and soft to the touch. You needn't buy detergent, softener or powder any more. Great for sensitive skin, and if you are looking to save a few £££s.

7. Replace your normal cotton pads with these reusable ones that are waste-free

Greenzla Reusable Makeup Remover Pads | £12.99

Greenzla Reusable Makeup Remover Pads | £12.99 £9.99 at Amazon
Replace your cotton pads with these washable ones and take your makeup off knowing you're helping the environment. These come in a pack of 20, they can be washed in your machine and they come with a pouch for storing. A member of the Real Homes team has these and can't recommend them enough. A great, easy switch.

8. Eco toilet paper that's 100% bamboo and chemical-free

The Cheeky Panda Luxury Sustainable Bamboo Toilet Roll | £27.16 for 45 rolls at Amazon

The Cheeky Panda Luxury Sustainable Bamboo Toilet Roll | £27.16 for 45 rolls at Amazon
This eco-friendly toilet roll is anti-bacterial, biodegradable, BPA-free, fragrance-free and much more. Not just that but it's soft yet strong, and it can be delivered. And, 45 rolls for under £30 is a bargain.

9. Reusable fruit and veg backs to use while food shopping

LIVEHITOP Reusable Bags for Fruit and Vegetables | £9.99 at Amazon

LIVEHITOP Reusable Bags for Fruit and Vegetables | £9.99 at Amazon
Take these reusable eco bags to the shops with you and pop your loose fruit and veg in them. This set comes with a range of sizes whether you are buying one apple or eight potatoes, and it comes with a shopper for carrying lots of items.

10. Bamboo toothbrushes for the whole family!

Eco Panda Bamboo Toothbrushes | £9.98

Eco Panda Bamboo Toothbrushes | £9.98 £4.98 at Amazon
You didn't think we'd write an eco-friendly list without including bamboo toothbrushes, did you? These ones are great for the family as they are all different colours so you can distinguish between whose is whose. They're also biodegradable, and you can buy five for under a fiver right now. Bargain!

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Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.