As fans of sustainable kitchen design, we love how the kitchen products market has been developing in recent years to incorporate more eco-friendly options for conscious-consumers.
After all, having a sustainable kitchen is more than utilizing eco-friendly, clean kitchen cabinets
(though that is a good start). To live a truly sustainable life, you must also be aware of the products you’re using and even the food you’re eating. For this post, we’ve compiled a list of the former.
To help you live a more sustainable life, here are eight sustainable kitchen products to try in 2020 and beyond!
Dish Washing Bundle – Round Dish Soap (Package Free)
Plastic pollution is a massive issue
in the world today. This means we all have to do our part in limiting the amount of plastic we toss out. One way to do this is to avoid purchasing products that use plastic for their packaging—for example, dish soap.
The Dish Washing Bundle
– Round Dish Soap from Package Free is one way to limit your need for dish soap while still giving your dishes a clean scrubbing. The Round Soap is 100% package-free, as well as being 100% backyard compostable. The Dish Washing Brush’s bristles and wooden head are 100% backyard compostable as well, and the metal staples are recyclable in metal recycling.
Reusable Silicone Mojave Mixed Bag (Stasher)
Plastic ziplock bags can also add up when it comes to food storage. Whether you’re using them for leftovers or for packing some snacks on the go, these colorful, reusable silicone bags
from Stasher are a game-changer for reducing plastic waste. In addition to keeping your food fresh, 1% of all Mojave Collection sales will be donated to the Mojave Desert Land Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving desert lands for generations to come. Once you invest in your first bundle, you’ll never go back to ziplock bags again.
Dish Soap Starter Set (Blueland)
Still want the quantity that dish soap products provide but don’t want to waste all that plastic? This revolutionary eco-friendly product
from Blueland will help you do just that. Blueland offers powder dish soap, which effectively cleans up even the messiest of meals while leaving you with clean dishes and zero plastic waste. No triclosan, artificial fragrances, or artificial dyes. As they outline on their product page, the average home only needs one of their patented Forever Shaker and 20 dry dish soap pouches in a year. Meanwhile, the average home will go through 30 single-use plastic bottles of dish soap per year.
Bamboo Utensil Set (To-Go Ware)
Perfect for campers or folks that need to eat on the go, the Bamboo Utensil Set from To-Go Ware
is the perfect solution to avoiding plastic cutlery. While they are made primarily for on-the-go eating, you can easily purchase multiple sets for at-home use as well. To-Go Ware is a certified B-Corp company, meaning they’ve met the rigorous stands for social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Made from sustainable bamboo and recycled water, these bamboo utensils make for a perfect gift too!
Recycled Bamboo Colander and Pour Bowl Set (Ekobo)
A must-have for any sustainably-minded cooking aficionado, the Recycled Bamboo Colander and Pour Bowl Set from Ekobo is made of FSC-certified bamboo fiber and is BPA, PVC, and is phthalates-free. The colander bowl is perforated and perfect for rinsing fruits and vegetables or draining pasta. The larger bowl has a handle that doubles as a spout, meaning you can use it to water houseplants, wash your floors, or other household tasks. Available in five gorgeous, modern colors, it’s the perfect sustainable product for any kitchen.
Utensils (Equal Parts)
Tongs, whisk, slotted spoon, spatial, and a slotted spatula make up this sustainable set of conscious kitchenware from Equal Parts
. Made with responsibly-sourced materials that are BPA and toxin-free, these utensils are perfect for any aspiring chef that wants to craft food in their kitchen while being sustainable. Like all the other products on this list, these utensils feature a modern look. And you know what they say, look good, cook good. Okay, so maybe no one actually says that, but the point remains.
Eco Dish Washing Sponge 3 Pack – Loofah (Mother Earth)
This zero-waste scrub-sponge from Mother Earth
is made from 100% biodegradable plant material that will tackle the toughest grime and grease without dumping toxic micro-plastics down your kitchen sink.
Each loofah has two layers that are sewn together around the edges, allowing the loofah to stay flat when wet. There is also a handy cotton loop that makes it easy for hang drying. To disinfect it, simply put it in the microwave or a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds!
NotPaper Towels (Well Earth Goods)
Last but certainly not least on our list of eco-friendly kitchen products are the NotPaper Towels from Well Earth Goods
. NotPaper Towels are the perfect reusable, zero-waste option to replace typical kitchen paper towels, napkins, or cleaning cloths. Each high-quality NotPaper Towel is professionally hand made in Oregon from single-ply absorbent 100% cotton flannel and will make for a beautiful addition to your home.