For A Zero Waste Kitchen

The kitchen is the perfect place to save money and reduce waste. I wanted  to share with you 10 easy swaps for a zero waste kitchen. Here are a few things you can leave behind.

An Essential For A  Zero Waste Kitchen

I really, really, really HATE food waste. 40% of all the food in America is wasted, and there are several ways that we can work to combat this like storing your food properly, buying the right amount of food, and composting.

single-serve coffee pod machines

Single-serve coffee machines are incredibly wasteful. If you’re looking for a way to get your coffee fix and still brew only *one* cup, a French press is the way to go. It's one of the most sustainable ways to brew coffee because there’s no waste at all.

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Teflon was made using a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA until 2015. Once it enters the environment it never leaves. According to the EPA, PFOA can cause biological harm. So, why not switch to something a bit more eco-friendly, like cast iron or a Green Pan.

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Plastic wrap is made from Plastic #3, polyvinyl chloride also known as PVC. I try to avoid this plastic because plasticizers and phthalates are added to make it softer and more pliable, which are endocrine disrupters. Opt for a safer alternative like silicone.


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Did you know that tap water is more regulated than bottled water? If you don’t like the taste of your tap consider getting a filter and ditching the single-use bottles. If you really like sparkling water and soda, consider getting a Soda Stream!

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— Ditch the Ziploc bags. — Use reusable cloth towels instead of paper towels.  — Use silicone or beeswax instead of aluminum foil.  — Instead of sponges, use compostable dish scrubbies.


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