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