Here are just a few tips for creating a more plastic free kitchen...
1. Buy loose fruit and veg
It can be convenient to grab a bag of pre-packed apples, but all that single use plastic ends up in the bin once you get home! Instead, take along your reusable produce bag and choose the loose fruit and veg at the supermarket or green grocers, a simple swap which can have a huge impact on your weekly plastic consumption.
You can purchase a reusable produce bag from our website here.
2. Use reusable cling film alternatives
Did you know that there are a range of cling film alternatives out there? From stretchy silicone lids to beeswax wraps, you will find there are plenty of great options out there for you to make the change from cling film - you won’t even miss it when it’s gone!
Take a look at our beeswax wraps here.
3. Swap washing up liquid for washing up soap bars
Try switching to solid washing up liquid to reduce the amount of plastic bottles you get through. Washing up bars work just the same as liquid, and can even be dissolved in a bottle of water if you prefer a liquid.
Try a washing up bar here.
4. Find your nearest zero waste shop for bulk buying dry foods
Zero waste shops are getting more and more popular these days, do some research and discover what options there are in your local area. Once you’ve found your zero waste shop, take jars to fill up with dry goods such as pasta, rice, cereals, flour, sugar and so much more completely plastic free!
5. Bring back the milk man
Avoid plastic milk cartons by subscribing to milk deliveries. These days, milk delivery services offer more than just cow’s milk, with vegan milk alternatives and even fruit juices or pastries on offer! A great way to get fresh milk and produce delivered straight to your door in the morning in glass bottles which will then be reused – can it get any better?
6. Natural rubber gloves
Protect your hands while washing up with some plastic free rubber gloves.
Take a look at our range of sizes here.
7. Switch to refillable and biodegradable cleaning products
Try refilling your cleaning products at the zero waste shop, or look into subscriptions services which offer refills to eco friendly cleaning products. We love Ocean Saver’s range of cleaning liquids which you can purchase here but there are plenty of other eco friendly cleaning product companies such as Ecover and Smol.
8. Choose compostable sponges and cloths which don’t shed micro plastics
Did you know that most ordinary sponges and cloths are made from plastics which shed invisible micro plastics into your sink, contaminating your waterways? Instead, choose compostable sponges and cloths which are durable as well as eco friendly!
See our range of eco cleaning alternative including compostable sponges, cloths, scrubbing pads and more here.