7 Sustainable Kitchen Swaps That Are Practical for Everyone

September 22, 2022 3 min read

7 Sustainable Kitchen Swaps That Are Practical for Everyone

With the ever-growing awareness of how our daily lives affect the environment, many people are looking for ways to reduce their impact. 

Your kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in your home, so it’s no surprise that it can be one of the areas to create a lot of waste. From single-use plastics to energy-intensive appliances, the average kitchen generates a lot of environmental waste. The Earthling Co. has some practical ideas to turn that around.

1. Sustainable Kitchen Utensils

Disposables are convenient, but they’re usually made of plastic and generate a lot of waste. Plastic can take up to 450 years to decompose in a landfill, so it’s best to find alternatives when you can.

Reusable kitchen utensils are made from sustainable materials like wood, glass and stainless steel. Sustainable kitchen utensils are just as suitable as their plastic counterparts and don’t require special care. 

2. Reusable Produce Bags

Plastic bags are made of petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource. They take many years to degrade; in the meantime, they have the potential to clog up landfills and pollute oceans. Instead, replace the plastic produce bags and shop intentionally for reusable ones instead. Reusable produce bags are made from sustainable materials like cotton or hemp and can be used repeatedly.

3. Reusable Storage Containers

Instead of using disposable plastic bags and packaging, switch to reusable containers. Not only does this help to reduce waste, but it can also save you money in the long run. In addition, reusable containers are often made from earthling-friendly materials such as bamboo or glass.

4. Wooden Dish Brush and Scrubber

Most dish brushes are unfortunately made of plastic and just like plastic utensils, they will be in the landfill for years to come. A sustainable alternative is a wooden dish brush. The Earthling Co.’s wooden dish brushes are made of natural materials that are biodegradable and environmentally friendly. They are also longer lasting than plastic options, meaning you won’t have to replace them often. In addition, wooden dish brushes are gentler on dishes, making them ideal for delicate items like glassware.

A dish scrubber is an essential tool in any kitchen, and several sustainable options are available on the market. Our eco-conscious dish scrubber is made with untreated German beechwood and firm Mexican Tampico bristles to remove any tough residues. There is no need to question if a sustainable replacement will work as well as your usual scrubber! This scrubber will easily become a must-have in your kitchen. 

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5. Compostable Garbage Bags

Compostable garbage bags are an easy sustainable swap. They are made from biodegradable materials and thus break down much faster. In addition, compostable garbage bags can be disposed of in commercial composting facilities, where they will break down even more quickly and provide nutrients for new plants.

6. Energy-Efficient Appliances

Energy-efficient appliances use less electricity and water than their standard counterparts, which will help you save energy and money. From refrigerators to dishwashers, several options are available that won’t put as much strain on the environment.

7. Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products

Most traditional cleaning products contain harsh ingredients that can be unhealthy for both your health and the environment. Environmentally friendly cleaning products offered by The Earthling Co. are often made from natural ingredients and are biodegradable, making them safer for you and the planet. Solid dish soap is one cleaning product that is becoming more popular for its sustainability and environmental friendliness.

Solid dish soap can last as long as 2-3 standard dish soap bottles, making it a cost-effective switch. It is also septic-safe, cuts through grease and will keep your dishes clean without any toxins. This swap is easily a win-win for your wallet and the environment. 

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Consider a Low-Waste Lifestyle

The Earthling Co. has made it possible for everyone to live more sustainably without making significant sacrifices, it can be a simple start of a few changes. The kitchen is a great place to get started on your journey of a low-waste lifestyle.

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