Plastic-free in the kitchen: products and tips that are good for the environment and health

The goal of zero waste is a noble one. This is also true in a zero-waste kitchen. Even if this isn't always practicable, you should make every effort to avoid generating as much plastic garbage as possible. However, avoiding plastic isn't just good for food packaging: you can choose to avoid plastic as a material when purchasing kitchen items ranging from culinary utensils to storage objects.

Instead of cling film, use wax paper.

Although cling film is quite useful, it is made of plastic. Even aluminium foils aren't considered zero-waste in the kitchen. Beeswax towels or cling towels made from organic cotton and vegetable wax are a non-plastic alternative that keep food fresher for longer. The recyclable packaging is also washable and reusable. Beeswax is a natural preservative that also possesses antimicrobial properties.

Wooden cutting boards

Commercial breakfast boards are composed of plastic and are dishwasher safe. Wooden boards are an excellent alternative, but they should not be put in the dishwasher because they will shatter rapidly. After hand cleaning, the boards should always be allowed to dry completely. Glass or marble boards are also available, but they dull blades more quickly. Another option for a cutting basis is pressed rice husks.

Baking soda as dish soap

Chemical clubs are commonly used in dishwashing liquids. Furthermore, the detergent bottles squander needless plastic. Making your own dish soap is simple. Natural dish soap is made with vegetable soap and baking soda. Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a fat-dissolving, antimicrobial, and odor-neutralizing mineral. It is thus regarded as a multi-talent among natural home remedies, since it can be used as an all-purpose cleanser, limescale remover, detergent, scouring agent, and softener in addition to being used as a washing-up liquid.

Drinking bottles without plastic

Many people who eliminate plastic bottles in favour of glass or stainless steel bottles are not only pleased with the zero-waste approach, but also claim that drinks served in these containers taste better. You may save money and reduce packaging by filling your glass or stainless steel container with tap water. Stainless steel vacuum flasks also keep warm drinks like tea and coffee at the right temperature.

Cloth towels instead of paper towels

To be honest, kitchen rolls appear to be really useful at first glance. They are, as well, assuming you ignore the fact that kitchen paper is packaged with plastic when purchased. You can use cloth towels to avoid both plastic and paper waste at the same time. Despite the fact that they must be washed on a regular basis, this takes you considerably closer to the zero-waste concept.

Mason jars instead of Tupperware

Plastic storage and storage jars, such as those made by Tupperware and other companies, may include dubious elements like petroleum or plasticizers. Furthermore, some solvents might produce poisons that are harmful to one's health. Stainless steel lunch boxes make sense as an alternative to plastic lunch boxes. Tupperware and similar storage containers can be replaced with glass containers. Jars with screw caps, such as jam or pickle jars, can be "upcycled" and given a new purpose as storage or storage containers without having to be purchased new.

Wooden kitchen utensils

Plastic kitchen gadgets or pots and pans containing plastic are no longer trendy. Therefore, there are many alternatives without plastic. For example, there are kitchen utensil sets made of bamboo wood with salad and cooking spoons, spatula, etc. Bamboo is considered a resource-saving, rapidly renewable raw material.


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