Today I’m sharing three ways to reduce plastic waste in the kitchen, including pictures of the real kitchen of Kitchenoflion!
It’s always so exciting to buy stuff knowing it will last longer and won’t pollute the earth. It has taken a while to fully adjust, but now that we’ve got the basics, I’m sure it will get even more easy.
Tip #1: Replace plastic kitchen tools with biodegradable ones
Nowadays, sponges are mainly made of viscose. in the production of viscose, highly toxic carbon disulfide is used. This is one of the reasons why I chose for a coconut alternative – the Ecococonut scourers. It’s a biodegradable and highly durable multipurpose scourer that doesn’t scratch, is safe to use on non-stick fry pans and is free from toxic chemicals.
Instead of a plastic dish washing brush I now have a Redecker wooden dish brush with removable head. The wood is untreated beechwood with plant-based bristles. Be careful though – the Redecker brand also sells dish washing brushes with bristles made from horse hair, which is not vegan.
Tip #2: Ditch the cling film – use vegan wax food wraps instead.
It is quite convenient: tearing a piece of cling film to wrap your leftovers with. But this single use plastic can easily be replaced by wax food wraps, which are eco friendly, sustainable, and zero waste. I found it a bit hard to find vegan wax food wraps – most of the food wraps are coated with beeswax, something I’d rather avoid. I found this lovely set with pineapple print on Amazon. It’s an investment, but totally worth it – in the end, it will save money and, most important, the earth.
Tip #3: Become a refill hero with Ecover: #REFILLUTION
Did you know you can refill your Ecover washing-up liquid? Neither did I, so when I found out I was sold immediately! It’s not completely zero waste because the first time you buy an Ecover product it will be in a plastic (recyclable) bottle, but still it’s an improvement. Find the closest Refill Station in the UK here.
What are you doing to reduce plastic waste in the kitchen? Let me know in the comments section below!