Going zero waste is much easier than it seems — contrary to popular belief, it is not about being perfect, and it's a process that should and must be enjoyed. After all, the whole purpose is to do good for the planet, and that in itself should feel rewarding, more than anything.
If you are just starting out with your journey—or are somewhere in the middle —the kitchen is easiest place to make a significant change.
We've rounded up some of our favorite sustainable kitchen essentials for you!
1. Plant-based Food and Drinks
Numerous studies show that a plant-based diet has many great health benefits and is more environmentally friendly than the carnivore diet. Purely is not only a perfect drink mixer, it's also an all-in-one functional mixer that you can use for your salad dressings, marinades, baked goods, and basically any dish that uses vinegar, citrus or acid!
2. Mason Jars
This plastic-free kitchen staple continues to receive its fair share of attention, and for good reason. Functional, beautiful, and versatile, mason jars are perfect for storing and preserving food in bulk.
3. Reusable Food Storage Bags
These reusable silicone storage bags are perfect to replace single-use plastic freezer bags! From freezer to microwave, oven to dishwasher, these bags are made to last. We also love that the business is women-owned.
4. Produce Bags
We are obsessed with these reusable produce bags! Perfect for storing fresh produce (and bread!) on the counter or in the fridge, they are not only functional, but also aesthetically on point!
5. Food Wraps
Say goodbye to plastic wraps and hello to reusable beeswax food wraps! These zero-waste wraps will keep your food fresh and will last at least a year. And when the day does come, it is 100% compostable.