How to kick-start a Zero Waste kitchen
There is so much we can do to give a little more love to Mama Earth! With even the smallest change in our
How to start a Plastic-Free, Zero Waste Kitchen?
In setting up a Zero Waste kitchen, efficiency is key. It should bring you peace and ease in meal prep and it should bring joy to task that you usually consider a chore. In the kitchen Zero Waste will not only save time and will free us from unhealthy habits, but will save us energy and money as well.
Here are 5 easy steps to kick-start a Plastic-Free Kitchen:
- Ditch single-use plastic bags and invest in a reusable Tote bag
- Stop buying pre-packed fruits and veggies, instead, shop at Farmers Markets and use reusable produce bags
- Keep food fresh in silicone bags or glass boxes
- Use beeswax paper to ditch single-use kitchen foil
- Invest in plastic-free cleaning products that are organic and biodegradable so you don’t produce waste at the end of their lifecycle
On that last point, I’ve been experimenting with different plastic-free alternatives to be able to bring you the absolute best of zero waste products that were out there. For me, it is important to mentally stay in the 21st century and not feel like we time-travelled back to the 1980
100% Organic and Biodegradable Loofah sponges
An annual, subtropical vine in the Cucurbitaceae family, luffa is a lush plant with large leaves, buttery yellow flowers, and fruit that looks like giant, 2-foot-long cucumbers. The young, edible fruits — which taste like a cross between a cucumber and a zucchini — can be harvested when only a few inches long for stir-fries, chutneys and soups. When left to mature and dry on the vine, the fruit becomes quite large and the edible flesh transforms into a fibrous woven skeleton with brown skin and rattling seeds. This textured skeleton is what we use as a sponge.
These eco-friendly loofah dishwashing sponges are 100% compostable. Loofahs are soft enough so they will not scratch your pots, pans or dishes, yet have enough scrubbing power to get all the grime and grease off! They are soft, but strong, extremely useful and lovable: an absolute catch! When finished using them, simply add them to the compost.
WOODEN DISH BRUSH WITH PLANT-BASED BRISTLES
This product is something I’d personally never used before I got to know the Zero Waste Movement. But since then it’s been part of my every day washing up routine and been a very loyal friend in my kitchen. These brushes are ethically made in the Black Forest of Germany using traditional methods, dating back more than 140 years. As the bristles are 100% natural, they don’t release microplastic
ECO DISH WASHING CLOTH
I’m not joking, this is The Perfect plastic-free dish cloth for any kitchen.
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Now you have everything you need to kick-start your plastic-free journey into Zero Waste Heaven. We are committed to bringing you the very best of the Plastic-Free World, so please leave a comment here if you have any feedback about these guys. If you’d like to stay in touch, don’t forget to subscribe to be the first one to know about new posts and products.
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