5 easy changes that make your kitchen more sustainable
Are you interested in having a more sustainable everyday life but don't know exactly where to start? Then you are definitely not alone. It can be difficult to find your way around the sustainable world with the many alternatives that there are. Here are five things that you can easily replace in your kitchen so that it becomes more sustainable.
Buy a dish brush made of fibers or horse hair
Dishwashing brushes are part of everyone's everyday life - especially if you live in a small apartment without a dishwasher. It is therefore not a place where you want to compromise on quality. But you don't actually have to compromise on quality just because you buy sustainably.
A dish brush made of fiber or horsehair works really well. It is made of beech and metal, and as an extra plus, the brush head can be removed and composted. So you don't have to go out and buy a brand new washing-up brush when the brush head starts to wear out. By only changing the brush head, you produce less waste.
The dish brush with fibers is made with stiff plant fibers, which means that it is really good for scrubbing with. The washing-up brush made with horsehair, on the other hand, is softer in it.
The brush heads come in two different sizes and can be easily removed and reattached.
Wrap leftover food in reusable packaging
It's always nice to have leftovers from dinner, so you have a light lunch for the next day. But it can be difficult to store leftover food in a sustainable way. With a beeswax wrap , that problem is solved.
Beeswax wraps are both a sustainable and affordable alternative to the more traditional forms of food wrapping. By washing the wrap with soap and lukewarm water, they can be used again and again. So even if you pay a little more for a wrap than for disposable packaging, it can pay off financially in the end.
Beeswax wraps are available in different sizes and can, for example, also be used for lunch boxes. Here, it is especially an advantage that you can unpack your food in silence and not disturb other people.
Use a reusable coffee filter
Coffee is a must for most of us and something that many drink every day. It is therefore nice that you can make coffee brewing more sustainable with a reusable coffee filter .
Reusable coffee filters are available in different materials, but what they all have in common is that they are suitable for most coffee machines and can be used many times. They are easy to rinse by hand or wash in the washing machine.
A reusable coffee filter can be used many times. In fact, a reusable coffee filter made of stainless steel can last for at least 3 years. So you don't have to pay for disposable coffee filters all the time. With a reusable coffee filter, you also don't run the risk of running out and having to do without your morning coffee.
Wash up with a block of dish soap
When you are already in the process of making your kitchen more sustainable, you might as well replace the liquid dishwashing soap with a block.
When you wash dishes with a dishwashing soap block , you will quickly discover that it is very slow to use and therefore a money saver. It is a plastic-free alternative that is really easy to use. It is easiest if you have the block to stand in a soap dish . Then you can easily scrub your wet dishwashing brush on the block without it sliding away from you. When a little soap has gotten on your dishwashing brush, you just wash the dishes as you would normally do.
These dishwashing soap blocks are available in different sizes and with different scents.
With loose-weight colonial goods, you avoid the plastic
Here in the store, we have a great many items that you can buy in bulk . It's everything from tea to chocolate and other sweets, as well as typical colonial goods such as pasta and bulgur.
When you buy goods in bulk, you avoid a lot of plastic packaging. You also have the opportunity to choose how much of each item you want, which helps to reduce food waste.
If you choose to have the bulk goods sent, they will be sent in a paper bag, so there is as little waste as possible.
We hope that this mini guide has given you some inspiration for delicious sustainable changes that you can easily make in your kitchen yourself. Sustainability certainly doesn't have to be expensive or difficult.