The kitchen is the heart of the house, the meeting place where people not only prepare food but also discuss the days events however it is also place where we use a lot of consumable products. For this reason we have dedicated an entire category to eco friendly kitchen products.
The great news is that there are a lot of options when it comes to switching out kitchen products for eco friendly alternatives and we’ve tried to stock the items we think are the best but most importantly, the ones that you’ll love.
What eco friendly kitchen products are we talking about ?
If you take a quick look around your kitchen I bet you will be able to see a vast array of both consumable and non-consumable products.
The kitchen in our homes attract plastic at an alarming rate however with companies rising to the challenge by creating eco alternatives, most if not all of the products we use can be swapped.
Below are some examples of eco friendly kitchen products that you will recognise.
Eco Friendly Food Preparation
Preparing food is something we do everyday and in most cases more than once. The utensils, containers, and food storage items that we use can all be swapped for eco friendly alternatives. Even down to making a cup of our favourite tea can be moved towards zero waste.
The dreaded cling film can be found in most households and so reusable food covering or bowl covers are a great way to keep your food fresh without consuming plastic wrap.
Eco Drinks and Drinkware
One of the simplest swaps is reusable straws. The great news is that recent legislation has banned single use plastic straws so hopefully you’ve already swapped but if not, you’ll have a wide choice of reusable straws available to you made from materials like metal, bamboo and glass.
Natural Produce Bags
As with the single use straws, single use plastic bags have thankfully been hit by legislation over recent years with consumers having to pay for bags from shops and supermarkets. Bags for life or bags made from material that will biodegrade at the end of their life are great options when it comes to produce bags.
Packed lunches are commonplace amongst many households. If a home has a large family, there can be upwards of 5 lunches made a day. All that food needs to be wrapped in something and most of us turn to cling film however there are some great alternatives.
The beeswax wrap has become so popular these days that there doesn’t seem to be any other options on the market but vegan wraps made from material such as organic cotton are also a great way to wrap up your favourite food.
Eco Friendly Dishwashing
All those meals create a lot of washing up! Pot and dish brushes can all be made from biodegradable materials such as wood and even the dish soap we use can be easily swapped.
Kitchen products touch a large part of our everyday lives and I think you can see that the kitchen is a real hotspot for making changes no matter how small.
If we add up all of the small changes we make it will create a much bigger difference than we realise and so I’d encourage you to switch to eco friendly kitchen products – you’ll find plenty of items in this category to help you on your journey.