In this article I’m going to talk about some products that can help make your kitchen more eco-friendly.
While these items do reduce waste, its important to remember that they are only sustainable when used over long periods of time to replace single-use items.
I’ve seen a lot of zero waste websites promoting items that eliminate the need for plastic, but will actually take longer to biodegrade.
These are still good alternatives to purchase when you need them, but replacing them just because they’re reusable is counterproductive.
Having single-use items in your home doesn’t mean you aren’t sustainable, just replace them with eco-friendly swaps when you’re able to!
Everyone’s path to a sustainable life looks a little different and you shouldn’t feel guilty because you produce more waste than someone else.
I hope these products are helpful and can help reduce the amount of single-use products in your home!
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Bamboo is a great sustainable material because it grows very quickly and biodegrades faster than plastic and metal.
These reusable bags are a perfect replacement for single-use Ziploc bags that are a big contributor to plastic waste.
Another substitute for plastic products is this set of elastic bowl covers that make it easy to store food without waste.
Instead of buying plastic wrap or tupperware, you can just cover your container with these and they’ll prevent food from spoiling. If you’re able to sew you could also make these at home to save money!
The convenience of paper towels makes them one of the number one contributors to paper waste.
Straws have become associated with the most recent fad in sustainability, but in reality they’re only a small part of the problem.
While there are more significant environmental issues, reducing single-use straws is still a step towards an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Hopefully these gave you some ideas to make your kitchen more eco-friendly! If you’re looking for sustainable cleaning products you can check out my article on that here.
Thank you for reading, have a lovely day!