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Reuse & Save | Sustainable Kitchen

Reuse & Save | Sustainable Kitchen

16th July 2021
By: Gabby - F&F

The average Australian household produces 540kg of waste per person, each year. Almost half of this is due to household single-use plastics.

Last year, we saw a 20% increase in household waste due to the covid pandemic. Single-use plastic items like masks, takeaway containers, plastic hand sanitiser bottles and cleaning products and the the ban on reusable coffee cups all played a part in accumulating waste. Something we worked so hard to avoid.

Now more than ever, we need to make a consious effort to reduce our waste. A great place to start is in the kitchen. You'll also be surprised by how much money you will save, by switching to reusable products. So without further or do, check out our favourite sustainable swaps for your kitchen.

Retro Kitchen Compostable Dish ClothsRetro Kitchen Compostable Dish Cloths

Compostable Dish Cloths

Take a look in your household bin now. Up to 40% is likely to be discarded food. Why not turn this waste into something that will benefit the environment? How, you ask? With a little something called compost.

Composting really is not as hard to do or as smelly as you may think. You don’t have to have a huge yard or garden to start. Anyone can compost, pretty much anywhere.

Now, let's take a second to think about composting on a larger level than food. How cool would it be, if we could compost kitchen items that we need and use all the time. Well you can! Our Compostable Dish Cloths are made from cotton and cellulose, making them super absorbent and usable for any surface. They last for ages, but when they do reach their end of life, you can put them in the composter.

Onya Bread BagsOnya Bread Bags

Reusable Shopping Bags 

Same with shopping, we now have the ability to refuse single use plastics! There are so many great alternatives to plastic shopping bags and they're designed to fit right in our bags - perfect for on the go, so no excuses.

Our Produce Bags are perfect to replace the plastic bags we use in supermarkets every day. Our Green + Kind and Onya bags come with a handy pouch, so they can fit easily in your handbag when you go shopping.

Our Reusable Bread Bags from Onya, are the perfect way to pick up your loaf from the baker so no more single use plastic. These bags are actually made from up to 10 recycled plastic drink bottles! They are also BPA Free and freezer safe so you can minimise waste by freezing your bread.

Ever Eco Reusable Silicone Baking Mats Ever Eco Reusable Silicone Baking Mats

Reusable Silicone Baking Mats

Gone are the days where we face running out of our last cooking sheet. With Ever Eco's Reusable Silicone Baking Mats you will never be without.

These new and highly popular baking mats are very quickly becoming a F&F favourite. The non-stick, charcoal grey mats come in a set of two and are a great way to reduce waste in your kitchen. They are perfect for baking and roasting, as well as rolling out pastry and kneading dough. 

These baking mats are super easy to clean and reuse. Wash them by hand or in the top rack of the dishwasher. Just think about how many plastic baking sheets you will save from going into landfill. Our reusable silicione baking mats are long lasting and really will save you money in the long run! 

Green + Kind Vegan Food WrapsGreen + Kind Vegan Food Wraps

Reusable Food Storage

If you think back to when you were in school and what you used to have for recess and lunch for example, we can pretty much guarantee there was some plastic involved. Whether it was a plastic lunchbox, waterbottle or plastic snack bags. We're so lucky that now, we have better alternatives, so let's choose them!

Swap out your plastic cling wrap for our Vegan Reusable Food Wraps. These vegan food wraps are reusable and can be used to wrap sandwiches, cover things like bowls, the end of veggies, and more!

Our Reusable Silicone Food Pouches are a great alternative to plastic bags and are perfect for snacks, lunches, meal prep, leftovers, freezing, storing pantry goods and keeping produce fresh. Say goodbye to single use plastics!

The push for eco-friendly and better alternatives to plastic has been a mission in the making! We are so lucky that we have these better alternatives, as they were something we went without, not so long ago. It's really wonderful to see our communities having a greater understanding towards the importance of plastic free and reusable products for our planet. 

The great thing is, these alternatives are saving you money too! Reusables are designed to last a long time, so save your money and the planet all at the same time!

Head to the Zero Waste category on our blog page to see how else we are reducing our waste and tips to keep you on track.

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