Sustainable Kitchen Practices: Tips on maintaining a green kitchen

Sustainable Kitchen Practices: Tips on maintaining a green kitchen

Let's talk about our kitchens and how we can make them a little greener without much fuss. This blog is not about a complete overhaul; it's about small, smart swaps that can go a long way.

The waste you generate in your kitchen often starts when you go shopping. Those plastic produce bags at the store? You can totally skip them by bringing your own Reusable Produce Bags. They're sturdy and washable​​. 

After food prep time, you've got compostable food scraps... now what? Try a tabletop compost bin. Line it with a BioBag and you're good to go – no plastic, no problem​​. 

To serve, how do we get away from Ziploc bags?  Silicone snack bags are lightweight and yet durable options. Toss them in the dishwasher for easy clean up. Packing a sandwich? These Paper Sandwich Bags are not just cute but also compostable​​.  For juices or sauces, Mason Jar Easy-Pour Lids make storing and pouring a breeze, and they’re reusable​​.


Turning to clean-up time, let’s talk dish soap. The Dish Soap Bar by Silver Falls Sustainability Company cuts through grease like a hot knife through butter, and it's as zero-waste as it gets!  For liquid soaps, there are those sleek Stainless Steel Soap Pumps that fit on any mason jar – durable and they look pretty neat too​​. Dishwasher detergents can be eco-friendly as well.  Want an eco option to scrub your dishes? The Blueland Sponge is a green option that’s just as effective. Seventh Generation’s dishwasher powder is a solid choice that's better for the environment​​. 

To wrap it all up, try a reusable Swedish Dishcloth instead of heaps of paper towels.  I use them to wipe down counters and tables after finishing the dishes to make sure that everything is ready for the next meal.  When it's dirty, toss it in the dishwasher or washing machine to de-germ it!



It's all about those little changes that add up. No pressure, just some easy swaps to help our planet out. Hope you find these tips helpful! See our entire collection of kitchen products.