Reducing plastic in your everyday life can help the environment in many ways. From reducing oil fracking to keeping our oceans and forests clean. Switching out your single-use plastic products for reusable alternatives can also be a huge money saver!
One place that we all love to use plastic products is in our own kitchens. Plastic is very durable, easy to clean, and lightweight. However, there are plenty of similar options that we can use that are safer for our environment and can be used again and again.
Food storage is very easy when you can throw some cling wrap over the dish. You don’t have to try dumping it all into a sealable container or wash any extra dishes. You can replace your plastic wrap with beeswax wraps.
It’s a piece of cloth that takes the form of an object like plastic wrap. Beeswax wraps are also washable and reusable, saving you money in the long run
Like plastic wrap, plastic single-use bags are an easy way to store food. Although, it is just as easy to put your leftovers or lunch inside a glass storage container. They are made in all shapes and sizes with sealable lids.
You will also save money because glass containers last a lifetime. Glass storage containers can be heated up and eaten out of too, meaning you don’t have to dirty up any more dishes.
People love plastic cooking utensils because they come in fun bright colors and come cheap. You can also get bamboo or metal cooking utensils that look just as trendy and not at much more of a cost to you.
Bamboo cooking utensils are preferable because they are safe for non-stick pans and are much more environmentally friendly during manufacturing.
However, certain utensils, such as whisks and knives, can’t be found in bamboo, so metal is a great alternative.
Opt for a powder detergent that comes in cardboard rather than plastic. Actually, most cleaners can be found in a cardboard box rather than plastic.
You can also make your own detergent. Simply mix together equal parts washing soda, baking soda, kosher salt, and unsweetened lemonade mix.
Using these four alternatives can not only save your pocketbook, but also the environment. If you have any more questions on how to live more eco-friendly, contact us today!