5 Plastic-Free Swaps For The Kitchen

Aug 29, 2022by Gabby - F&F

You know the saying less is more? This really applies when you’re starting out your zero waste journey. 

We think the best way to start your zero waste journey is by pinpointing one particular area in your home at a time, instead of overwhelming yourself with the impossible. 

The kitchen is one area that seems to magnetise a lot of plastic. This is a great area to start making some sustainable switches. 

Follow along as we share some simple swaps that will help you rid plastic and start creating your zero waste kitchen!

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Reusable Produce Bags

Most companies have stopped giving out plastic bags to shoppers, however there are still a large number of places that use them.

Reusable Produce Bags are a great first swap to help phase out lightweight plastic bags and it technically happens outside the kitchen.

Our hot tip is to have these produce bags stored in your bag. This helps make the switch easier so that when there are shops you visit that give out plastic, you can reject it and use your own. This helps maintain a zero-waste kitchen as no plastic will be entering your home after a shopping trip.  

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Sustainable Dish Brush

Did you know that a year’s worth of discarded sponges from ONE household can take 52,000 years to break down in landfill? Luckily, our Green + Kind Dish Brush is a great eco-friendly option for cleaning your dishes in the kitchen.

It’s made from beech wood, bamboo and sisal bristles, all of which are compostable. The stainless steel wire on the brush can be recycled with your local council.

You can rest assure your pots and pans will even have a thorough clean because the sisal bristles are tough on stains. The head of the dish brush is also replaceable, which makes these dish brushes last a really long time. 

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Reusable Silicone Food Pouches

Plastic ziplock bags are often purchased because they are super convenient to store food and snacks and to take to school or work.

In today’s world, every plastic option comes with a sustainable option. Our Silicone Food Pouches can do everything the plastic zip-lock bags do and more! Because they are reusable, they are more durable. This makes them great for meal prep, storing leftovers, liquids and freezing meals to help reduce food waste. They are as simple as washing and reusing. When they have reached their life, you can compost them.

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Veggie & Dish Brush

If you’re a veggie-lover, you’ll love having this Bamboo Veggie & Dish Brush handy in your kitchen. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to a plastic brush and is 100% compostable.

When we peel vegetables prior to cooking, we lose so much goodness from their skin. So don’t peel your vegetables, scrub instead and retain that goodness! This brush also serves as a great dish brush.

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Reusable Vegan Food Wraps

Like ziplock bags, people hear the words ‘cling wrap’ and associate it with ease. To get rid of your plastic cling wrap problem, we recommend introducing Wrappa's Reusable Vegan Food Wraps to your kitchen. They are perfect for covering up food bowls, sandwiches and snacks. You can even fold it to make a snack bag for things like popcorn.

These food wraps can last up to 12 months, they can even be rewaxed when wearing thin. Alternatively, they can be composted. 

Now that you have these 5 plastic-free alternatives in the kitchen, creating a sustainable kitchen will only become easier. 

Make sure to take a look at the below blogs for some more tips:

Reuse & Save | Sustainable Kitchen

Multi-Purposed, Reusable Food Pouches! 

Top 5 Reusable Products You Need To Start Using!

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