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Your Zero-Waste Journey - Tip#5 – Kitchen
The changes to do in your kitchen could be a bit more challenging than the bathroom (see tip#4) as it might impact your lifestyle, but you can go step-by-step.
And remember: Every change matters and taking it slowly is the best way to change your habits in the long term.
* Switch to reusable items:
Fabric bags for shopping, fruit and veg in the shop… There has been a lot of controversy about tote bags being less eco-friendly than plastic bags due to the resources needed to make them. Think second hand when buying your tote bag or create your own with fabric you might have at home (an old pillow case you’re about to throw away could become your new bag)
Kitchen towels instead of kitchen roll
Bee Wraps instead of cling film/aluminium, Did you know that you could also get vegan ones?
Silicon tray for baking instead of baking paper
Glass jars for storage and left overs. If you have plastic Tupperware, don’t throw them away but try to find new use for them: tool storage, craft storage or cold food only. Once reheated the plastic could present some danger for our health due to a possible transfer of chemicals into your food. (https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/microwaving-food-in-plastic-dangerous-or-not )
Sponge: created your own Tawashi or crochet a dishcloth
Wooden brush and scrubber
* Buy in bulk
* Cook from scratch
* When you’re going out, try to have the essentials with you: reusable water bottle, coffee cup, cutlery and a container.
What could you change in your Kitchen?
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