Eco-Friendly Products You Need in Your Kitchen Now

Posted on 14 May 2018

We've told you WHY plastic is bad, and shared some easy ways to reduce your plastic use. Now we're letting you in on some of our favorite eco-friendly kitchen products.

Each of these products are priced at under $20, and are reusable environmentally friendly alternatives to disposable every-day kitchen items.

And - BONUS! - each of these products work super well with mason jars, so what's not to love?

 

tray full of coffee gear

 

 

 Beeswax Wraps

 

Reusable beeswax wraps are a fantastic alternative to traditional plastic wrap. They easily wrap around leftover cut veggies or cheese, and can be used as an airtight seal on a mason jar.

The popularity of beeswax wraps took off with the launch of Abeego and now many local makers are coming up with unique fabrics and designs of their own.

Once you buy your first pack you'll never go back to that flimsy toxic plastic wrap again!

 

Abeego Beeswax Wrap on Mason Jar

  Abeego beeswax wraps next to gem mason jars and dried eucalyptus

 

 

Root Brush Dish Scrubber

 

When its time to clean-up, we reach for this all-natural root brush dish scrubber from Sayula. It fits perfectly inside a mason jar, and leaves no metal residue on your pots and pans!

 

straw dish scrubber in a sink full of dirty dishes

 

 

Reusable Coffee Filter

  

Coffee makers can be a bit of a hot button issue for those of us concerned with making environmentally conscious choices. With the rise of instant coffee machines like the Keurig or Tassimo, plastic coffee pods are filling more and more of our landfills. While these companies are taking steps to create compostable coffee pods, we prefer to simplify our coffee making process and choose reusable.

Pour-over coffee is coffee at its finest, and the process is simple and creates no waste if you use a reusable organic cotton coffee filter like the CoffeeSock! After you've brewed your cup, simply dump the grounds into your compost bin and rinse! It doesn't get much easier or delicious than that!

 

Reusable coffee filter in a pour-over

tray with coffee making supplies

 

 

 Mason Jar Travel Tumbler

 

That reusable coffee filter pairs nicely with our next eco-friendly choice! This is a bit of a cheat, because its actually a few products all rolled in to one delicious and environmentally friendly bunch!

Ditch those stainless steel and plastic coffee thermoses and trade up to a glass mason jar with a reusable Cuppow coffee lid and hand-crocheted cozy. Your coffee will taste better in a glass tumbler, and the cozy will keep your hands from getting too hot.

  

mason jar coffee cozy and cuppow lid

mason jar coffee cozy and intelligent lid

 

 

Reusable Bulk Bags

 

Avoiding wasteful plastic bulk bags when picking up fresh produce or bulk foods at the grocery store can be a bit of a challenge. While we'd prefer to bring mason jars for bulk purchases some grocery stores don’t do a tare weight. The best alternative to a jar is a reusable bag, like these affordable ripstop nylon bags from Eco Joy Bags. Fill your reusable bags at the store, and then transfer your good to mason jars for long term storage.

 

reusable bulk bag full of pistachios and empty mason jar

 

 

 iLid

 

Keep fridge food and dry food fresh with reusable iLids and mason jars. You can easily replace traditional plastic containers and lids with recyclable glass mason jars and reusable lids. An alternative to a metal snap lid and ring, iLid reusable plastic lids are dishwasher friendly and come in 13 colors! 

 

reusable iLid on a mason jar full of yogurt beside fresh strawberries

reusable intelligent lids on mason jars in a fridge next to milk and greek yogurt

 

Did we miss an eco-friendly product that you think is a must-have? Find us on Instagram and let us know!

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