Sustainable kitchen swaps, kitchens are some of the most wasteful places in a household, but that does not have to be the case for everyone. With these simple additions to your kitchen, you can play your part to reduce the amount of waste we produce. Remember every small step helps!
Firstly replace your plastic dishwashing brush or sponge, with a plastic-free pot brush made of bamboo and natural fiber bristles. These brushes are designed to be long-lasting but after their lifespan, you can easily dispose of them by composting them.
Reusable produce bags are not used in the kitchen, but they are a great starting point in creating a low waste kitchen. Using reusable produce bags can help you start your journey to reducing your plastic consumption in your kitchen. These bags are great for carrying and after that storing your fruits, vegetables, dry produce, and bread.
You have most likely never considered the environmental impact of your laundry routine but many of us use laundry detergents that contains harmful chemicals. These chemicals are being flushed into our environment and therefore harming marine life. Switching to a natural laundry detergent that even acts as a fabric softener such as EcoEgg is great for the environment.
Plastic wrap harms the environment greatly and replacing it with bee’s wax wraps is the best sustainable substitute. Bee’s wax wraps can easily be used by molding the wraps around food and storage containers using the heat of your palms. After use, they can easily be cleaned by rinsing under cool water.
Bamboo kitchen towels are a fantastic alternative to paper towels. Each sheet of the bamboo towel can be reused up to 85 times simply by washing them. This means that each roll has 1700 uses. These towels greatly reduce the volume of non-recyclable paper towels you throw away.
All the products mentioned above can be purchased on the Honey Lemon website, to help you become more sustainable and reduce the damage already done to our planet. To sum up every small change you make to your everyday lifestyle can make a huge difference.