5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Kitchen Eco-Friendly in 2020
Your kitchen is one of the best rooms to start converting when switching to an eco-friendly or sustainable lifestyle. You can live a healthier life by just implementing a few of these changes!
Here are our recommendations to start turning your kitchen into a zero waste and eco-friendly space in your home!
Have you ever tried composting? Believe it or not, it’s easy to start! Composting means taking decaying organic material to be made into fresh fertilizer. You can use the fertilizer to regrow plants or plant new ones!
What’s fantastic about composting is you’re breaking down the process of recycling. It makes it easier to break down and filter trash if people can at least remove organic matter. Think of composting as an organic way to recycle!
All you need is a separate trash can to put organic scraps. Any vegetable pieces, egg shells, fruit scraps, etc. Anything that can naturally break down and be made into compost.
Don’t forget to check out our article about eco-friendly bathroom hacks and how to compost bathroom products!
How short is a straw’s lifespan? We use them for maybe less than an hour, yet they stay on our planet for thousands of years. In the past few years, people have slowly resorted to reusable straws. It can be tricky to take on the go, but it’s a staple you should have in your kitchen!
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Subscription
You might have heard of companies like CleanPacs who make products that combat single-use cleaning products. Switching to 100% dissolvable pacs and reusable spray bottles is easy and great for the earth (and your wallet!)
There’s no reason not to make the easy switch. CleanPacs has an array of clean, non-toxic cleaners for the entire home. You can pick up any of their starter kits to get started.
Reusable Bowl Covers
This is one of those eco-friendly inventions that you wonder why it took so long! These bowl covers resemble a shower cap but are made with a breathable cotton fabric to help preserve your food while minimizing waste by not relying on plastic coverings or wasted materials. Purchasing these covers will save you money and reduce waste.
Reusable Sandwich Bags
Plastic bags are one of the leading sources of waste. It takes thousands of years for plastic to break down on its own, and in the process, it releases toxins into the environment, making plastic one of the worst materials for the environment.
Safe and reusable plastic is slowly taking the place of standard plastic bags and baggies. Switch over to reusable sandwich bags!
All of these small changes to your kitchen will evolve into a zero-waste, eco-friendly space! Try implementing these tips one at a time to see the progress!