Thanks to Caboo for sponsoring this post, as always all opinions are my own.
Hey, friend! I’m so glad you’re here today. In this post I am going to share five ways that you can be more eco-friendly in your kitchen, these are going to be easy swaps or tips you can easily incorporate. The first thing you should do when trying to become more eco-friendly/sustainable is an audit on your every day routines, including your trash. Really take a look at the things you’re using and throwing away. Growing up we always learned about the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle, but now it is 5 R’s: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose. Awhile back, I did a huge post on 50+ sustainability tips, but today we’re focusing on the kitchen.
5 ways to be more eco-friendly in your kitchen
switch to Caboo paper products
Traditional tree-based paper towels use 1.5 pounds of wood and 37 gallons of water per roll. The tree’s used by these products take 30 YEARS to grow. We love Caboo because they’re entirely grass-based and made with fast-growing, sustainable sources like Bamboo. It’s important to check the disposable waste products you’re using and either swap them for reusable ones or more sustainable options. Some good eco-friendly options are bamboo or hemp. Caboo makes paper towels, toilet paper, and baby wipes which we still use daily even though we don’t have babies anymore. Wipes are handy for a million things and having a sustainable option makes me feel so much better.
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boil water in a kettle instead of stove
When I first learned this one I thought it was genius, it takes so long to boil water on the stove, and we love our kettle for teas so why not use it for boiling water for any reason? Let me know if you already do this or if you’re going to start!
Meal planning is some thing we never did until recently, it helps with knowing what to make each day but also with shopping. When you have a plan you usually don’t buy what you don’t need, this also helps buying extra junk food (which is typically the food that comes in a lot of packaging). Make sure you bring your own produce bags if you’re shopping in the store, and skip the products that have unnecessary plastic.
Composting is something we also just started doing. We have a countertop compost and it’s very convenient. When you are peeling or cutting up veggies and things for dinner just add your scraps to the compost instead of throwing them in the trash where it rots and releases damaging greenhouse gases into our atmosphere.
use cleaning concentrates
This is something we’ve been doing for a few years. There are a lot of options when it comes to cleaning concentrates and they really save on plastic waste. It’s basically a concentrate that you just add a little bit to a reusable spray bottle filled to the top with water and then use as needed vs buying a plastic bottle of cleaner every single month and I’m throwing it away.
Becoming more eco-friendly is a slow and steady process, you need to make it sustainable for you and your family. Going “zero waste” is nearly impossible especially in this world and with children & pets but making small choices every day will make a huge impact. Progress over perfection is the goal!
Thanks so much for reading today, I hope you took away some tips to become better to mother earth!