If anyone really like stuff, it’s WIRED Gear Team. But things create waste. Fortunately, there are brands that try to reduce waste where possible – think recyclable snack bags and silicone straws – and more and more companies are also manufacturing products from the waste, such as shoes made from old plastic bottles. Good news! Some of the products that we have tested and love are discount right now.
That’s not all. If you are a Walmart + subscriber, you can benefit from it Walmart + Weekend Sale (retailer’s version of Amazon Prime Day). So far, we have not seen a host of options set up that we like, but we have added a few below.
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Offers on upcycled products
See our guides on our favorite bags and other products made from recycled materials for more recommendations.
Longchamp Le Pliage bags are popular among purse holders. They can hold many things without strapping under the weight, so it can be your school or work bag, and they also look nice. This version is made from recycled polyamide canvas made from old rugs and fishing nets. It does not have a portable pocket like our other favorite recyclable and non-recyclable bags, but it does hold one comfortably. To travel with this as your backup wallet, it folds down quite small so that it fits in your hand luggage.
If you need a new purse for your new bag, this is made of leather crews taken from the production of motorcycle jackets. It is thin and has only two pockets. The rest of the products from this Portland, Oregon-based company are also made from discarded materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Each piece in this matching set is made from 25 percent recycled polyester; the rest is organic cotton. Together and separately, they are comfortable and warm, and I especially love the dark green color. Each For Days purchase gives you 10 percent back in “Create cash”To spend on other items, and if you recycle your clothes back to the brand when they reach the end of their lives, you get $ 5 to spend (at For Days only).
This sale is offered all over the site, but we especially love these joggers that sit buttery against your skin. They are quite expensive alone for $ 98, but you can get one matching top or leggings with this sale. All products are made from different quantities of recycled plastic bottles, but the joggers consist of about 52 bottles.
Offers on recyclable products
If you want to start replacing more disposable products, we have a list of options to choose from.
WIRED Gear Team loves Stasher bags. Instead of throwing away ziplock bags after each use, you can buy a pair of these silicone bags once and use them forever (or at least until they start to degrade, which should take a while). They are dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe and you can even use them for cooking with sous vide. A few sizes are set up and you can also find this sale at Home Depot.
I highly recommend replacing plastic wrap with reusable wraps like these, made from beeswax coated cotton, to never deal with the pain of sticking to itself and nothing else again. This pack comes with small, medium and large wraps, and they can be washed and reused for a year or more, depending on how often you use them.
Public Goods makes a lot of recyclable products that we like, including these wool drying balls to replace disposable drying sheets. They help absorb moisture to speed up drying time and you can sprinkle essential oils on them if you do not want to give up the fresh scents embedded in sheets.
Offers on menstrual products
If you can give up tampons and bandages (at least sometimes), you can spend less over time. See our menstrual product guide for more info and options we like.
I can fully see the attraction of a menstrual cup, but I actually never liked them until I tried the Lily Cup. It is angled and thinner than your standard cup so it does not feel uncomfortable and it is easy to get in and out.
Thinx has one 25 percent off the entire site, so whatever style and absorbency you are looking for, there are a few dollars off. I especially love this pair because they look really beautiful and they can hold up to five plain tampons worth a blood without feeling as if you are sitting in underwear.
Adidas’ period-safe line of shorts and tights is incredible, and a couple of styles have been set up right now in addition to these shorts, i.a. biker shorts and tights. For bright days, I found the shorts more than enough, but the brand suggests using them as a backup for a tampon or pillow instead of your only protection.
Walmart + deals
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 + typically goes for $ 650 to $ 700, so this is a rare and great deal. We liked it well enough. It comes with a stylus and you can work on it a bit if you add a keyboard – skip standard keyboard and use and Bluetooth (it will save you money). The 12.4-inch AMOLED screen is the real star of the show and offers sharp colors and ink-colored black.
LG’s C1 OLED (8/10, WIRED recommends) is a great TV that works beautifully for gaming – its input lag time equals or better than most gaming monitors. This 65-inch TV usually sells for around $ 1,799, but it rarely drops that low. That 55-inch is $ 550 cheaper right now, so if you can save 10 inches, it might be worth it for your wallet.
Binged the latest Stranger Things spicy and desperate for a taste of Argyle’s favorite pizza? Walmart offers a frozen version in a 4-pack. I’m not sure how well frozen pizza will do with the mail, so maybe choose pickup at the store if possible.