Last week on the blog we shared sustainable swaps - bathroom edition and this week we are moving on to the kitchen! Some of these products have now become staples in my home that I wouldn’t want to live without. Not to mention, it’s so very satisfying to help the planet - even in the tiniest way everyday. “Be the change you want to see in the world”. - Gandhi
1. ZIPLOCK BAG SWAP
I admit, I LOVE using ziplock bags. And for more than just food. In fact, I use them a lot when I’m organizing with clients. But because I use + recommend them a lot I wanted to also recommend an eco - friendly option when it comes to food storage. Check out these eco friendly food wraps. On average, each sheets gets 120-150 uses!
PRO TIP: color coordinate your food groups. For example, choose green for fruits, teal for baked snacks + blue for veggies.
2. PLASTIC TUB SWAP
This tip might actually be a free swap. Do an edit + toss any plastic containers you might have + only keep the glass ones. Do this for travel bottles too.
3. PLASTIC STRAW SWAP
Sometimes, I really enjoy drinking from straws. And these clear glass straws are my absolute favorite! You can even put them in the dishwasher.
4. PAPER TOWEL SWAP
I use a good amount of paper towel. So I really wanted to find a sustainable option that I could use at least some of the time. Check out this paper towel alternative. It’s not practical to use on absolutely everything - for example, cleaning toilets - but I keep this roll next to my paper towel on my kitchen counter + use it about 50% of the time. They are 100% washable + great cleaning cloths! And no trees were harmed when making them.
5. SPONGE SWAP
Check out this coconut fiber scourer that’s 100% free from plastic. Can be used to scrub anything!
Any sustainable swaps we missed? Tell us about them below!
And if you missed our blog last week, read our bathroom edition here.