Our kitchens are one of the largest culprits in our homes for unnecessary single-use plastic. Making a few small eco-friendly kitchen swaps can make a big difference to combating plastic pollution. In fact, many eco-friendly products can save you money and also free up room in your cupboards!
When grocery shopping choose loose fruit and vegetable over-packaged produce. Bulk buying is also more eco-friendly and can save you money. With the rise of zero waste food shops, it’s becoming easier to shop and buy sustainable products. Farmers markets are also a fantastic way of buying local produce that doesn’t come packaged in plastic!
Our Top Tips for Eco-friendly Kitchen Swaps
Don’t throw out perfectly good kitchen gadgets, food or cleaning products in your quest to be plastic-free. Only replace these for more earth-conscious items when you have used them up or the items are no longer usable.
Make the changes gradually…its not a race, although eco products can be addictive!
Start with products you feel comfortable using, once you are happy with these make another swap.
Our favourite Eco-friendly Kitchen Swaps
A fabulous home cleaning starter set for those looking for more environmentally friendly products. Inside the cardboard gift box are two water-soluble plastic-free household cleaning sachets, two bamboo dishcloths and one glass bottle ( Yes it does have a plastic trigger top, unfortunately, we can’t find an eco alternative)
Eco-friendly alternative to cling film and foil, easy to use wraps for sandwiches, fruit and snacks. Made from 100% cotton fabric, plant waxes, tree resins and plant oils. These vegan wax wraps are certified by Viva and look fabulous!
Made with 100% cotton fabric, plant waxes, tree resins and plant oils these food wraps mould and grip with the warmth of your hands to form a water repellant seal. These wraps will last between six months to a year with regular use, this natural formula will not crack or flake in your refrigerator or cool box.
Each pack contains one each of the three sizes:
- Large: 30cm x 30cm / approx. 12 inches
- Medium: 25cm x 25cm / approx. 10 inches
- Small: 20cm x 20cm / approx. 8inches
How to look after your wraps
To clean your wrap simply wash it under cold to lukewarm water with a little mild bar soap (hot water will strip the finish) or wipe it with a damp sponge. Leave to line dry or wipe with a drying cloth. You can store your wrap anywhere that doesn’t get too hot – a kitchen drawer is ideal. When your wrap reaches the end of its useful life simply cut into strips and compost it.
- Palm oil-free
- UK sourced waxes for low air-milage
- Vegan certification by Viva
Organic bamboo dishcloth are the eco-friendly alternative to cotton and microfibers. These organic bamboo dishcloths are biodegradable, naturally antimicrobial and odour-resistant.
Amazing Facts about Bamboo Dishcloth
- Bamboo is naturally bacteria-resistant which makes this great for cleaning in the home.
- It’s odour-resistant; bamboo can fight bacteria in a natural way, which means it can get rid of odour too!
- Studies show that bamboo is 40% more absorbent than cotton.
- In addition to that fact, bamboo also dries five times faster.
- Bamboo is also hypoallergenic and vegan-friendly too.
- The fibre can be composted and is also biodegradable.
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