Five tips for a more sustainable kitchen

life sustainability Jan 26, 2020

There are thousands of things you can do to live more sustainably, but with a myriad of tips and recommendations, its easy to get more lost and overwhelmed than clear and decisive. 


Therefore I'm giving you my top five tips for a more sustainable kitchen. My favourite store is online, Bee:Eco, but more and more stores sell these products, like health stores and local organic stores. 


1. Bees Wraps

These are genius! I haven't used plastic cling film since I started using bee wax wraps, and I use far less freezer- and plastic bags than before. These are a natural, reusable food wraps 


Be creative! Wrap your vegetables and fruit, pack yours and your kid lunch, use it as a lid on a glass container, wrap your bread or leftovers in it.   



2. Stainless Steel Straws

Plastic straws are a big no-no (I'm sorry!). These stainless steel straws come with a brush for cleaning the insides, and you can use them over and over again. 



3. Wooden Dishbrusher

I wouldn't say I liked these at first, being used to the plastic brushes I had used all my life, but now I love them. The best thing about these brushes is that you can buy a new head (remember to buy a few the first time, so you always have a spare one in the drawer) when the old one is worn out. They come in regular and brass fibre for the heavier jobs. 



4. Glass containers 

I'm a big fan of storing food in glass instead of plastic. Every glass jug I buy with jam, peanut butter, tomato sauce etc. gets cleaned and reused - perfect for food storage. I have many of the IKEA 365+ food containers, both with a wooden lid and some with the plastic cap (for freezing). These are stackable, withstands heat and cold. 



5. Recycled Aluminium foil 

This foil is made of recycled aluminium, and therefore uses 95% less energy in the production process compared to ordinary aluminium foil. 



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