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Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products - Simple Swaps for a More Sustainable Home

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Going green in the kitchen is a no-brainer. Not only does it help the environment, but it can also save you money in the long run. Based on Grubby HQ's own transition to more sustainable kitchen items, here are some easy swaps you can make to make your kitchen more eco-friendly.
 

Ditch the traditional sponges

Regular sponges are made from a combination of plastic and cellulose. This isn’t good. In fact, 600 million plastic sponges are thrown into landfill sites every year in the UK alone. These sponges can stick around for hundreds of years in landfills and eventually break down into microplastics. Nasty stuff. The good news is there are alternative options out there, like compostable sponges from Seep. These sponges are 100% plastic-free and are made from cellulose wood pulp and natural materials like loofah fibre. They work just as well as regular sponges (trust us) and are fully home compostable.

 

Say goodbye to cling film

Cut out that infuriating fiddling about with the cling film roll and start using reusable lids. They can be used to cover bowls, plates, and cups, basically anything you need. There are lots of different types of reusable lids available, like silicone lids that stretch to fit any size container. These are super easy to clean and save you in the long run. You won’t look back.

 

Don’t be an old bag. Use reusable food storage bags

Another simple way to reduce waste in the kitchen is to invest in reusable food storage bags. Again, there are many different types of reusable bags available, like silicone bags that can store all manner of ingredients. They’ll save you money in the long run and are easy to clean and reuse. There’s a theme forming here.

 

Recyclable copper scourer

Sometimes, you need that item to really get stuck into the toughest grease and stains. Copper scourers are a decent addition to your washing-up tools. These bad boys won’t rust up or corrode anywhere near as quickly as traditional steel wool scourers and are naturally antibacterial.

There’s no time like the present to make a few simple swaps that can make a big difference in reducing your plastic waste and help you save in the long run.

 

Bamboo paper towels

Bamboo paper towels are a great alternative to traditional paper towels. Bamboo is a sustainable and renewable resource, and it's also biodegradable. Bamboo paper towels are also more durable than traditional paper towels, so you won't have to replace them as often. Plus, they're compostable, which means they'll break down in a compost pile.

 

Bamboo utensils

Bamboo utensils are a great alternative to traditional plastic utensils. Bamboo is a sustainable and renewable resource, and it's also biodegradable. Bamboo utensils are also lightweight and durable, making them perfect for everyday use. Plus, they're dishwasher-safe and easy to clean.

 

Eco-friendly rubber gloves

Rubber gloves that are made from natural rubber are a great alternative to traditional rubber gloves. They are just as durable and effective as traditional rubber gloves, but without the negative environmental impact, as these don’t release microplastics.

 

Glass Tupperware FTW

Switching to glass Tupperware is a great way to avoid the toxic chemicals found in plastic containers. Glass is non-toxic and doesn't absorb flavours or smells like plastic does. Plus, it's dishwasher safe, microwave safe, oven safe, and freezer safe. Glass Tupperware also lasts longer than plastic, so you won't have to replace it as often.

 

Bio-degradable bin bags

Bio-degradable bin bags made from plant-based bio-polymer Mater-Bi™️ are a perfect alternative to traditional plastic bin bags. They are just as durable and effective as traditional plastic bin bags but without the negative environmental impact.

 

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