A sustainable kitchen is one that is designed and operated in a way that minimizes environmental impact and promotes sustainability.
Keep in mind that, while some kitchen products are marketed as “eco-friendly” it’s essential to look into the sourcing, production, and disposal of the products you buy to ensure that they are truly sustainable.
Examples of Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products Include:
Reusable Food Covers
Reusable beeswax wraps or silicone food covers make a great alternative to plastic wraps for storing food.
Bamboo Cutting Boards
Bamboo cutting boards are a more sustainable alternative to plastic or wooden cutting boards.
Reusable Water Bottles
Stainless steel or glass reusable water bottles instead of disposable plastic bottles produce less waste. (And may also encourage you to drink more water throughout the day!)
Reusable Food Storage
Reusable silicone bags or containers to store food create less waste than disposable plastic bags or containers.
Cloth vs. Disposable
Cloth napkins or dish towels are a less wasteful (and perhaps more fancy) alternative to paper napkins or paper towels.
Energy-efficient appliances, such as Energy Star-rated refrigerators and dishwashers, use less energy than traditional appliances and may even save money on electricity bills.
Low-flow faucet aerators can help reduce water usage.
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies
Consider trying non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning products to clean kitchen surfaces, such as vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice.
If you do use disposable products, consider buying recycled or biodegradable paper products such as paper towels, napkins, and plates.