Looking to make an eco-friendly change in your kitchen? Here are 10 of our top eco-friendly kitchen products to help you on your way, from home baking supplies to washing up powder!
There are so many ways we can reduce plastic waste in and around the kitchen, it’s just a case of knowing where to start! A change as simple as the containers we store our food in might look small, but if we all partake in this, positive strides will be made.
Once you’ve finished making something scrumptious to tuck into, you’ll want to ensure your kitchen surfaces are clean and pots and pans sparkling, but have you ever stopped to consider the steps you carry out to achieve this? Chemicals, packaged in aerosols and plastic bottles might have been a staple essential in your household, until now!
Below we’ve put together what we think is the ideal collection of eco kitchen products you can purchase today to transform your kitchen into something of a plastic free paradise!
Switch up your plastic dish brush and make the Coconut Dish Brush by Ecococonut a staple essential of your kitchen cleaning utensils! Ethically produced in Sri Lanka, the brushes are a great way to enhance your non toxic, eco-friendly and zero waste living lifestyle. The brush itself is made using coir which is made from the husks of FSC sustainably farmed coconuts which is what makes the 100% natural brush!
Robust and tough, Rowen Stillwater has created a selection of self-sudding squeeze sponges, so you can get to work on those pots and pans in an eco-friendly fashion. These natural dish sponges are the ultimate alternative to traditional plastic containing dish sponges, as they’re tougher, last longer and are 100% biodegradable! A no brainer really, just a better product all around!
Much in the same vein as our Dish Washing Soap Powder, this soap bar provides another alternative to plastic washing-up bottles – cutting through grime and grease on dishes, pots and pans in the process. Made using plant-based ingredients that are gentle to your hands, the soap bar is biodegradable, plastic free and also contains no palm oil. Our video will give you a further gauge on how to use dish soap bars.
A large percentage of us will have placed our faith in the leading high street washing up liquid for many years, but we’re here to inform you that there are eco-friendly alternatives! Take our Dish Washing Soap Powder for example – using only natural sodium minerals and essential oils, this foaming washing up powder will clean your dishes and kitchenware without harming you or the planet. Unsure on how to use our washing up powder? Check out our video which will guide you through the process.
As we eluded to in our introduction to this article, storage swaps are one simple way which we can all make a straightforward, but significant difference to the environment. A Slice of Green have created their range of Stainless Steel Food Containers, which we think are great and, with the ability to last you a lifetime if cared for, there’ll be no need for plastic Tupperware boxes any longer! Available in a wide selection of styles and sizes.
Excellent as an alternative to cling film, Your Green Kitchen’s range of Cotton Bowl Covers will protect your food and have a positive impact on the environment too! Handmade using only GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and Water Based Ink, these vibrant cotton bowl covers come in a variety of colours, styles and sizes. They work an absolute treat and they look so good on the kitchen worktop!
Cling film has long been used as a means of maintaining your food’s freshness, however, Wax Wraps are a great starting point on your plastic free journey and an amazing alternative. Made with only 100% organic cotton, beeswax, pine resin and jojoba oil, if looked after properly these wraps will last up to a year or even longer. Better still once it’s reached the end of its life, they are completely biodegradable/compostable!
Making the adjustment from plastic to bamboo kitchen utensils is not only one which will help reduce waste on our planet, but from your bank balance too! Bambu’s products are known for their pure natural strength, meaning there’s no need to repeatedly purchase plastic alternatives, which have a far shorter lifespan. Longer lasting, without the impact on the environment, what’s not to love?
Supermarkets and many stores are awash with plastic bags nowadays, but that doesn’t have to be the way when storing your produce which you’ve purchased there. A prime example of this is our Bread Swag Bag, which is made from 100% unbleached and unseeded cotton materials. Take with you to the supermarket and bakery and, when needed, you simply turn inside out, empty crumbs and cold machine wash preferably with a plant-based washing powder.
We’re sure you like baking something scrumptious in the kitchen, well so do we! With that in mind, we’ve made sure we stock all the supplies you need to make sure your baked goodies also share your eco-ethos! From compostable baking cups, baking paper, aluminium foil, paper bags and more. We’ve tried to cover everything so you don’t have to sacrifice your cookies to live an eco-friendly lifestyle.
And there you have it – 10 Eco-friendly kitchen products to get you started on reducing plastic waste in and around the kitchen.
We hope these eco alternatives have inspired you to consider your current kitchen routine and see if you can make any improvements!
Thank you for reading! 💚