Since my “5 Easy Bathroom Eco-Swaps” post got great feedback, I wanted to continue our journey through the house into the kitchen where trust me when I say that “5” eco-swaps are only the beginning to make our kitchens, homes and planet more eco-friendly and sustainable. 

 

Remember: Use what you have before shopping.  Eco-Swaps that don’t break your bank account and are effective DO exist. So, do what works for you and your situation.

 

1. Storage Containers

 

FACT: “The glass is overall safer for food storage than plastic. Chemicals from plastic containers may migrate from the plastic into your food.” – health-cookware.com

 

Eco Tips:

– Use old sauce and pickle jars or bottles for food, smoothies and homemade sauce storage.

– Buy glass Tupperware for food storage at home and on the go.

 

Swap Suggestions:

– Repurpose empty sauce/dressings bottles and jars bought at the store

Glass Food Storage Containers by The Crest Store

16oz Glass Mason Jars by Paksh Novelty Storey

– Stainless Steel Bento Box by Ever Eco (featured on The Eco Warrior)

2. Sponges

 

FACT: “Made from non-recyclable materials like polyester, microplastic fall off on almost every wash, washing straight down our drains into our water systems. These microplastics then stay in the ocean forever, either being digested by marine life (ever seen how a whale shark eats) or making its way onto corals or the sea floor” – awastefreeworld.com 

 

Eco Tips:

– Some sponges may be made from recycled plastic, double check details before purchase

– Make sure to wring out sponge after use and allow to dry out of the sink to last longer and mold free

 

Swap Suggestions:

Natural Dish Sponges by FAAY

Natural Loofah Kitchen Sponge by Bmboo

– Natural Non-Scratch Coconut Scrub Pad by Safix

Eco Sponge Cloths by Ever Eco (featured on The Eco Warrior)

3. Cling Wrap

 

FACT: Cling film can be made from a variety of plastics; the most popular material is polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Not only can it be harmful to human health, it also ends up in landfill and in our oceans where it is causing harm to the environment and nature.” – forgerecycling.co.uk

Eco Tips:

–  For baking, use aluminum foil to wrap or cover the food 

– Wax or silicone covers are both great alternatives

 

Swap Suggestions:

12 Pack Silicone Stretch Lids by Dersoy

Eco Cling Wrap by SugarWrap (featured on The Eco Warrior)

16 Pack Silicone Lids by Holikme

– Busy Bees Vegan Food Wrap by 3-Pack by Wrappa (featured on The Eco Warrior)

4. Scrubbing Brush

 

FACT: “The total climate impact of wooden brushes is more than 75 % lower compared to the impact of plastic brushes. While for wooden brushes the preparation of the material is the main cause of emissions, for plastic ones, the disposal has an important role since majority if not all are sent to landfill.” – myclimate.org

Eco Tips:

– Use what you have before purchasing new products.

– Detach the bristle/brush from the handle in both plastic and eco products as they may be disposed differently.

 

Swap Suggestions:

Natural Wooden Dish Scrub Brush by FineFun

– Dish Brush by EcoCoconut (featured on The Eco Warrior)

Palm Pot Bamboo Brush by Greenth Pro

– Bottle Brush by EcoCoconut (featured on The Eco Warrior)

5. Paper Towels

 

FACT: “To make one ton of paper towels, 17 trees are cut down and 20,000 gallons of water are consumed and polluted. In the USA alone, 13 billion pounds (6,500,000 TONS) of paper towels are sent to landfills each year.” – greennewton.org

 

Eco Tips:

– Cut out squares from used/old t-shirts for cleaning or spot cleaning

– Use separate dish cloths (I colour coordinate) for hand drying and cleaning spills

 

Swap Suggestions:

–  Cotton Washcloth Towels by Amazon Basics

Bamboo Reusable Paper Towels by RED-EYE

–  Cotton Paperless Towels by Hart Creative Co.

– Cotton Dish Towels by Meema

 

*Images from Canva

 

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I’m Melle. Thank you for checking out the Warrior Blog. Over time It will be packed with anything and everything to help us all live healthier and happier lives on a healthy planet. I LOVE the planet we live on, so I will also include information of how we can make small changes in our daily lives to make big a impact on healing our planet.

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