How to Get Started on Your Low Waste Journey - Kitchen Edition!

How to Get Started on Your Low Waste Journey - Kitchen Edition!

Making the swap to be plastic free and/or zero waste can be extremely daunting, but we’re here to help! In our experience, when switching to conscious consumption, the best place to start is the kitchen, as this is often where we spend the most time. With that being said, we think the main focus on swapping out plastic in the kitchen should be how you store your food/leftovers and your dishwashing routine.

For greener and plastic free storage consider switching to:

Stasher Reusable Bags

A safer alternative to plastic, while also being great for the planet! You can bake, microwave, sous vide, boil and freeze this bag. (It’s also dishwasher safe!)

Bees Knees Alberta Beeswax Wrap

A great staple in your kitchen to replace plastic wrap. These beeswax wraps are extra sticky, which we LOVE as it makes them easier to wrap unusually shaped fruits, vegetables, cheeses or leftovers.

Your Green Kitchen Bowl Covers

Protect food on the table from critters or just to save some leftovers!

For a plastic free dishwashing routine consider switching to:

All Things Jill Kitchen & Laundry Bar

Clean your dishes, sink, stove top and more with this incredible bar! This bar also works great on stains which adds to it’s appeal, as it can be used in multiple areas of your home.

Redecker Dish Brush & Cellulose Cloth

Replace your plastic sponge and cloth’s with these amazing tools! The cellulose cloths are biodegradable and machine washable up to 60°C.

Use this dish brush until the bristles start to fall out, then compost the head and replace it with a new one! (replacement heads sold in store).

Unscented Co Dish Soap

This fragrance, dye and phosphate free dish soap is tough on grease and gentle on your hands. Bonus - this product is refillable in store!

Nellie’s Dishwasher Powder

Biodegradable, septic safe, and phosphate-free. Above all, this powder is a plant-based formula and kind to the environment. Bonus - this product is refillable in store!

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and the low waste lifestyle is a lifelong journey as there are always ways we can learn to improve our consumption. Based on our experience, these are great places to start your journey!

Posted by Marina on 7/4/2023 to Zero Waste Living