Beyond reducing plastic, especially single-use plastic, there are many ways we can create a healthier kitchen environment. Here’s how to create a non-toxic kitchen that’s also low waste.
The least toxic cookware for your health is non-Teflon-coated options. Materials like cast iron, stainless steel, or ceramic are the best options because they can withstand high temperatures and don’t leach toxins into your food.
When possible, hit up your local farmers market: It’s easier to shop there plastic-free, plus you get to see what’s in season. You can even ask the farmers directly about their farming practices.
Choose all-natural cleaning DIYs, or trusted eco-friendly cleaning products sold on the market. Click for my favorite sustainable cleaning products that actually get the job done without harsh chemicals.
Kitchen sponges harbor bacteria, need to be replaced often and are not recyclable. Try a wooden dish brush instead to create a more low-waste, non-toxic kitchen. The head can be removed and replaced as needed, plus it’s compostable.
• Choose Better Food Storage • Avoid Plastic Film Wrap • Filter Your Water • Grow Your Own Herbs • Avoid Plastic Cutting Boards • Consider Getting An Induction Stove