By 2050, the amount of waste households create is expected to rise to 3.4 billion tons per year. The majority of waste will be produced in the kitchen. Durable and eco-friendly products that can help reduce kitchen waste.
Here are 10 of our favorite sustainable kitchen essentials.
Silicone baking mats are inexpensive and are suitable for any baking endeavor. Silicone mats are washable and reusable, unlike single-use alternatives.
Silicone food savers from Hive Brands are the perfect covers for fresh produce or open cans and containers. They are a great alternative to plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Refillable cleaning packets and reusable bottles are an environmentally friendly investment that saves money in the long run. Refill bottles with cleaning concentrate that will last much longer and refills are far less expensive starting at just $2.
We love Bon Ami and Blueland kitchen cleaners.
Glass containers that are plastic free and microwave safe. Unlike plastic, they are infinitely recyclable and won’t leach dangerous chemicals into your food.
This compost bin from Full Circle Home made of silicone and recycled stainless steel is ideal for food scraps. It conveniently attaches to drawers, fits in the freezer, and is dishwasher safe. Use it to store your scraps in the freezer before composting or repurposing!
Did you know that if every household in the US consumed just one less roll of paper towels each year, it could save over half a million trees annually? Reusable dish cloths are a great sustainable and cost-effective alternative. They are made of cellulose and can be washed in the dishwasher or washing machine.
Sponges are full of microplastics that wash down the sink as they’re used. They also harbor germs and bacteria, and because of this, are meant to be disposed of weekly. Instead, use durable and sustainable bamboo dish brushes. They are fully compostable, and only have to be replaced every few months.
Reusable food storage wraps are washable, reusable, and cost-effective. Made from sustainable materials including cotton, beeswax, plant oils and tree resin, they’re fully compostable.
The average US family uses around 500 Ziploc bags per year. Cutting out these single-use plastic bags is a sustainable and cost-effective adjustment. These vibrant reusable silicone bags from Stasher are perfect to store leftovers or pack snacks on the go.
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