Creating a More Sustainable Kitchen
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the information out there about creating a more sustainable kitchen at home. Using the proper utensils, recycling and composting, creating the perfect grocery lists, buying the correct amount of food — when there is so much information out there to go through it's easy to just… give up.
But we don't want you to do that and we know you want a more sustainable space! So, here is a list of just three things you need in your kitchen to make it more sustainable:
Stasher Reusable Bags & Bowls
Using plastic Ziploc bags and plastic wrap to keep your food in the fridge is not only expensive but terrible for the environment. Those dirty plastic bags end up in landfills all over the world, the food inside of them rots, and the bags themselves are not biodegradable.
Stasher bags and bowls (bags with a flat bottom that are perfect for soups) are dishwasher safe, reusable, and perfect for any leftovers you have in your house. They are perfect for kid's lunches too! These products might look like an investment at first, but in the long run, they will save you money and keep the Earth happy.
Paperless Towels & Napkins
One of the most simple and affordable ways to kickstart an eco-friendly kitchen is by swapping out single-use paper products (like paper towels) for reusable cloth. You can find paperless cloths in a variety of sizes and colors to match any kitchen decor and best of all, they are machine washable! Search up “paper towel alternative” on amazon, google, or even etsy to find the perfect set for you.
We all know we should be composting and recycling more, but it can be a pain, especially if your city doesn't support it as part of your regular waste pick-up. That being said, it’s an impactful step you can take, and one way to make it easier on yourself is to actually put your compost bin right next to your trash and recycling cans — when you see something every day, you’re more likely to make it a part of your routine.
A compost caddy doesn't have to disrupt the entire flow of your kitchen, either! There are some pretty sleek options out there (white, stainless steel, etc.) that will not only match your aesthetic but also make you proud to have your compost out and about.