There are so many things we’d love to leave behind in 2021 — COVID being at the top of the list. But while we can’t control the pandemic, we do have some agency over what we purchase and what we keep. As we head into the new year, we’re looking at ways to lighten the burden of stuff and reduce clutter in our lives, while being kinder to the planet and our health. Here are 21 things you should throw out or stop buying in 2022.
Disposable tampons and pads
Scented hand sanitizer
Ill-Fitting, ineffective face masks
This doesn’t need a long-winded explanation — just think of choking turtles and that should be enough to remember to say no to plastic straws next time you buy a drink when you’re out. Reusable stainless steel straws are a great alternative to have on hand.