6 TikTok Hacks To Make Your Next Shopping Trip Better For The Planet And Your Wallet

January 27, 2021 By Vivi Martell

With all the stresses so many of us carry around with us each and every day, it’s easy to forget about the small things we can do in our daily routines to help the environment. That’s where these incredible, time-saving TikTok shopping hacks come in handy! They’ll help you help the planet without even realizing it. 

Shopping sustainably is a privilege that not everyone has. However, it doesn’t have to be an expensive thing to do. Setting a budget, shopping local, secondhand and buying only essential items are the best ways to minimize the cost. Before buying an item, it’s helpful to ask yourself, do I really need this?

If you find yourself shopping often and want to make a conscious yet simple effort to be more eco-friendly while doing so, check out these TikTok tips on how to shop sustainably. 

Buy reusable bags for grocery shopping trips.


a step in the right direction, now make your food packaging more sustainable 😉 #traderjoes #musthaves #sustainable #shopping

♬ Backyard Boy – Claire Rosinkranz

If you’re a regular at your local Trader Joe’s, this video will help you out.

Opt for the glass jars instead of the plastic.

Follow this video to learn easy sustainable grocery swaps, like switching to glass jars instead of plastic. Although, even if you end up with lots of plastic jars you can still reuse them. Just give them a thorough wash and start storing all your favorite snacks, sauces and more in them.

Walmart has plenty of eco-friendly swaps you can make.

Surprisingly eco-friendly swaps found at Walmart! Does your Walmart have any different ones? #ecofriendly #walmart #groceryhaul #sustainable

♬ original sound – haley

Walmart is one of the most popular grocery stores in the world, and this TikTok shows you how to shop eco-friendly. It’s best to keep an eye out for labels that say biodegradable, 100% Organic, Non-Toxic, PVC-Free plastic, and BPA-free. 

It’s also helpful to look for items with less packaging and buy in bulk when you can. And make sure you don’t forget your reusable shopping bag at home. I always keep mine in the trunk of my car.

If you want to be sustainable but prefer to shop online, these online thrift stores are perfect for you!

This TikTok account has all the best hacks for finding the perfect thrift goldmines all from the comfort of your computer. 

Buying second hand is good for the environment and your wallet.

Thanks to Covid, many of us can’t make that trip down the street to our local thrift shop. But no worries, this TikTok trend is the perfect substitute. 

In search of an ethical, affordable online store?

You can make online shopping something you can share with others. Give it a go at selling and buying products through secondhand apps such as depop, eBay, or your local thrift store.

Once again, TikTok shows all of us how easy it is to make small changes to our daily routines that have huge impacts on our communities and the planet. So, remember to shop local, secondhand, and don’t forget your reusable bag at home!