Which part of your house creates most of the trash? Kitchen of course! As we do several activities in this place like cooking, eating food, stocking the grocery items, washing the utensils etc. This area needs to be neat, clean and organised since food is prepared here. To maintain our kitchen, we do lots of efforts and end up producing more waste from the kitchen. Are you getting tired of maintaining your kitchen? Then you must know some Zero Waste hacks to minimise kitchen waste! Here these are:
1. Use Right Type Of Utensils
While using porcelain and glass utensils, You have to be so careful otherwise these items could easily break and end up being part of the dustbin. The sharp broken pieces of glass and porcelain items are extremely dangerous for rag pickers and stray animals. Using disposable plastic is not a good option either because it produces landfill waste world wide. You must use utensils which are made up of metals. These utensils are sustainable and last even for generations. So you don’t need to buy new glass or porcelain dishes every time you break the plate or bowl, just invest your money on metal utensils.
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2. Get Veggies From Farmers Market
Vegetables and fruits from the supermarket are not only processed but also wrapped in plastic films, which produce so much non recyclable waste at your home. Whereas Farmer’s market is the hub of all farm fresh, unwrapped and unprocessed vegetables and fruits. Here, farm stuff is available without that irritating plastic film on each veggie or fruit.
3. Choose Reusable Bag To Carry Grocery
Choosing reusable bags for shopping is the most effective way to reduce single used carry bags waste. It also provides you comfort while carrying several items together. If everyone starts using reusable bags, we could eliminate billions of single used plastic bags from the world.
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👉 Homemade Cloth Bags set of 6
And if you know sewing and stitching…You should consider making the bags that I have advertised above. That will just take your little bit of time, effort and yeah! some waste clothes of course…
4. Zero Waste Dishwashing Soap
As we know, all dishwashing liquids are either available in plastic packs or plastic bottles, which produces plastic pollution in stuff landfills. Plastic bottles are however reusable and recyclable but the refill packs of dishwashing liquids come in single used plastic which is neither biodegradable nor recyclable. To stop this plastic waste, we could use zero waste soap bars for washing our utensils as most of these soaps are natural and come in paper packs.
5. Use DIY Bio Cleaners
Making your own products may take little amount of your time but it saves your money and environment as well. You could also make your own DIY kitchen cleaners in order to follow a sustainable lifestyle. Here are two ways to make your DIY kitchen and Dishwashing cleaners.
For Cleaning Kitchen surfaces
Kitchen cleaner = Waste Orange/Lemon Peels + Vinegar.(Both should be in equal quantity)
For dishwashing soap
Dishwashing solution = Ash of wood/coal or baking soda + powder of Lemon/orange peels.
These bio cleaners are natural, zero waste, eco friendly and help to reduce water and land pollution.
6. Use Biodegradable Sponge
A typical dishwashing scrubber is made of non- biodegradable plastic or metal fibres. It creates the problem of microplastic in the environment. We should consider replacing our typical scrubbers with sponge of natural fibres. Biodegradable Sponge is made up of natural fibres. It also creates more foam than your regular scrubbers. It easily decomposes and dissolves in nature.
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👉5 Set of Natural Fibre Sponge
👉Combo of 4 Natural Dishwashing Brushes
Well… instead of buying from me there is another option! Make Your DIY Scrubber at home with waste stuff. You could make a dishwashing scrubber with coconut hair. Coconut hairs were traditionally used for scrubbing the utensils. All you need is coconut hairs. You need to collect coconut hairs/fibres. Make a bunch or sheet of these fibres, your dishwashing Scrubber is ready to use!
7. Use Reusable kitchen Towels
Paper rolls are used to clean the shelf of the kitchen as it soaks up the dirt, but just think! how many trees are cut to make paper towels rolls! To stop deforestation on a personal level, we should reduce the use of single use paper items. So next time, when you go grocery shopping, try to buy reusable kitchen wraps instead of paper wraps.
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10 Set of Unpaper Kitchen Wraps
12 Pieces of Reusable kitchen towels
And another option is to take your old cotton t-shirts, cut them into square pieces and your kitchen wraps are ready. This way you could reuse your old clothes.
8. Compost Kitchen Waste
All the kitchen waste such as peels of vegetables, fruits, used coffee and tea grains etc, must be composted. Organic waste enriches soil, which further boosts the healthy growth of plants. It’s better to compost your waste rather than sending it to landfill.
9. Shop from Zero Waste Store
A zero waste store or shop is the place where you could buy your grocery and daily essential items without packaging or minimum biodegradable packaging. Grocery Items like Pulses, grains, cereals, spices and other fine grocery stuff are kept in big refill dispensers, these refill dispensers have opening taps. Customers could easily refill their grocery items in their reusable containers and carry bags from these big refill dispensers with the help of opening taps. Zero waste stores help us to reduce waste as these stores encourage customers to bring their reusable carriers.
10. Use Reusable Wraps to Store Your Food
Most of us still use plastic clings and aluminium wraps, that are single used, disposable and produce drastic waste in the environment. Nowadays we have best alternatives of these unsustainable food wrapping such as silicone wraps, beeswax wraps, cloth wraps etc. Switching to these eco-friendly food wraps will eliminate millions of tons of non-biodegradable waste from the world.
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