The kitchen can become a large culprit when it comes to your effect on the planet’ health. Lots of waste, few recyclable products, and non-organic produce are still the norm. So what can you do to make your kitchen green?
We’ve found the essential 19 (plus a bonus) kitchen items that you’ll actually use around your kitchen, with the added benefit of being sustainable. Re-usable straws, muffin cups, and more – these accessories were designed with our environment in mind.
So, reduce your impact and create an ecological yet practical kitchen by adding any of these accessories to your home.
Unique and handmade soap dish created from the shell of a coconut in a variety of shapes. This soap dish is the perfect match for an eco-friendly soap bar and is 100% biodegradable and sustainable.
Coconut shells are completely recyclable and can be used to grow flowers, plants while being a harmless plant-based plastic alternative itself. After being used for their water and oil, many coconuts are burned which is not good for the environment. The production of coconut shell products is a sustainable alternative to the burning process.
By purchasing a coconut shell dish opposed to a plastic dish, you are buying a product that can be reused time and time again in a variety of different ways. If you no longer require the soap dish, you don’t have to throw it away so are reducing waste which pollutes the environment.
Plastic straws are only used once and never fully degrade. In time, there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish. Glass straws are a strong and hard to break alternative that provide a safe and easy way to drink hot and cold beverages, again and again.
The biggest environmental advantage that glass straws have over plastics is that they are re-usable. Glass straws can be washed and used again like any other piece of cutlery in your home.
Glass straws will mean less plastic polluting the earth and oceans. The straws are non-toxic so are safe for you and the environment and their small size means that you can carry them everywhere.
Stylish metal straws are sustainable and easy to carry everywhere. The straws are durable and can be used again and again. Stainless steel allows cold drinks to be kept crisp and refreshing as you consume them through the straw.
Metal straws are completely reusable so do not pollute the environment by being thrown away after one use.
Using metal straws causes less pollution as they aren’t thrown away as quickly as plastic straws and aren’t produced at the rate of their plastic counterparts.
The weather is starting to get cold—but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your garden just yet! Imagine using your aquarium water to fertilize your kitchen herb garden. Sound fishy? Well, the AquaSprouts Garden converts your fish’s poop into a year-round garden. It creates a symbiotic relationship between the fish and the plants. As the fish create waste, the plants use that waste as fertilizer, while at the same time cleaning the water for your fish! It’s perfect for cooking, teaching, or just adding new life to any room! No fertilizers, no watering, just year-round fresh greens, herbs, and veggies.
Our silicone tea infusers are great for the environment and look cute too. Simply just pop off the top and spoon your favorite loose tea inside the stainless steel cup. Best for Medium to Large tea leaves. Includes a little drip tray to set the infuser on once you’ve steeped your tea! Easy to clean! Simply discard used leaves, rinse with warm, soapy water – Dishwasher safe, BPA free.
Our biodegradable pyramid tea bags are another great option for your earth-friendly tea needs. Using innovative technology, our pyramid bags are made of biodegradable, compostable, and plant-based, food-safe materials. Why is this important? Many tea bags on the market contain harmful chemicals and substances. Ick!
Pyramid bags also give a shape that accommodates herbal ingredients in addition to tea. Regular tea bags only allow tiny particles to be used, and oftentimes, lower quality tea and ingredients. The shape allows for water to circulate more freely, thus creating a more robust steeping and flavor experience!
Glass tea tumblers for steeping on the go! Eco-friendly bamboo lid with laser engraved tease leaf logo. Silicone inner lining ensures no plastic touches your drink. 3 in 1 infusion! Our stainless steel 2 piece strainer allows for a choice of infusion methods using loose leaf tea, herbal tea bags, coffee, or fruit pieces.
The mini binder comes with 25 page protectors and 50 blank recipe cards so you can curate your own cookbook with recipes that you actually use. It’s very eco-friendly because, unlike all other binders, it has 100% polypropylene rings, not metal rings. This makes everything in the binder 100% recyclable – the binder, page protectors, and the recipe cards. Binders with metal rings cannot be recycled.
It’s also reusable. Store-bought cookbooks are usually thrown away much sooner because of the unprotected paper; kitchen spills and messes mean cookbooks are sent to the landfill frequently. But our binder can be reused for years to come since you can swap out recipes whenever you want, and the fact that recipes are protected in page protectors makes them a breeze to wipe clean.
#9 Oven Mitts
Comes in a set of two mitts, in 3 sizes to match kitchen chefs of all sizes and ages. When cooking delicious food, your kitchen accessories need to be in order. Made from pure organic cotton, also on the inside.
#10 Oven Gloves
Made to bring distinct sustainable design into a kitchen necessity. Protecting your hands and arms while working with warm stuff in the kitchen.
Overwhelming demand by Customers in the US. With the holidays upon us, a must have in the kitchen the Luxe Premium 304 Stainless Steel Dish Rack w/cutlery attachment.
An everyday item that exudes class and sophistication, complimenting the impeccable tastes of the host
- Excellent Value For Money
- Large Capacity Modern Custom Design
- Hygienic Premium Grade 304 Stainless Steel
- Easy to Assemble.
- Do not settle for an inferior grade product because your family’s health depends on it.
It is really important to conserve electricity with all the different appliances you have plugged in the kitchen. This one works directly with Alexa so it’s easy to voice control and you can even set when they turn on and off so at knight you don’t have to have the electricity running. It will also save you money!
Many of us like the idea of going eco, but sadly it comes down to convenience. Compostable bags help bridge the gap.
I have wasted way more avocados then I’d like to admit. The problem is, most of us don’t eat a whole avocado a day. We usually eat half. The avocado hugger helps to maintain avocado freshness, while reducing waste.
#15 Microwave Covers
Even though these are called microwave covers, they can be used for pretty much anything. They can cover your leftovers in the fridge instead of aluminum foil. They are even oven-safe! A great way to reduce the use of foil and plastic wrap.
Two eco-friendly kitchen products that I enjoyed using are reusable hemp coffee filters like this one. The filters are reusable so they save having to use disposable paper every time in the morning. Also, cleaning them right after the coffee is done isn’t much work.
Another product I recommend are reusable bamboo cutlery sets like this one. They come with a portable container allowing you to use them everywhere you want. Like the coffee filters, the’yre reusable and will cut down on disposable waste.
#18 Bamboo Towels
ur heavy-duty bamboo towels are stronger, more absorbent and durable than regular paper towels. Made from a sustainable organic bamboo source, each roll comes with 20 perforated 11×12 lint free bamboo sheets. One roll replaces 60 conventional paper towel rolls and fits in your regular paper towel dispenser.
These muffin tin liners are so bright and cheery, you’ll love using them and you can feel good knowing you can throw them in the dishwasher and use them again and again. Another great feature about these is you can use them without a muffin tin. Just place on any metal pan and you can make muffins and cupcakes.
These Swedish dishcloths combine the benefits of a traditional hand tea towel with the super absorbency of a cellulose sponge. Soft to the touch when wet, gritty enough for scrubbing when dry makes the Swedish sponge cloth the best towel for kitchen use. Perfect for cleaning and scrubbing dishes, cups, mugs, tumblers, and cleaning countertops.