Doing your best for the environment is what we all ought to do, but it’s often hard to achieve. If you’ve already got yourself stainless steel straws and stopped using paper towels or you recycle and compost to the best of your ability, you might be looking for ways to make your kitchen even more eco-friendly. It’s not always possible to make the choices you would like to make due to things like money and often time. A great place to start is by finding products that allow you to avoid plastic wrap or cling film and carton waste.
An eco-friendly lifestyle is often seen as a privilege. If you’re on a low income, don’t have access, or you’re not physically or mentally able to do what is required to go plastic-free in the kitchen, that’s ok. You can still be a valuable part of the zero-waste movement.
In this blog post, we would like to draw attention to some alternatives to plastic food covers, containers, and utensils. Are you up for the challenge? We reckon you can make a change of two with these great alternatives.
Alternatives to Plastic Food Covers
Fabric Food Covers from Avon are best for value (we found the same set on eBay for over £15!) and quality. At £7 for a set of 3, it is definitely affordable to any eco-warrior. According to reviews they are easy to wash and being used a lot. You can always have a go at making them yourself!
Beeswax Food Wraps
We love the idea of making beeswax food wraps and the DIY tutorial here, but if you really just want a few and rather not make them yourself, these ones are made in the UK and the best price we found.
Cleaning & Utensils
It could be hard to move away from plastic when it comes to utensils, but fear not, with so many companies making it their mission to use wood instead of plastic, we can all do our bit.
Wooden Dish Brush from Pasoluna must be the most unusual kitchen tool we have seen in a while.
If the price of sustainable products was holding you back, we hope that we have provided some great value products for you to try at home.
Here is to a Plastic-Free Kitchen!
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