8 essential accessories for a plastic-free kitchen
- December 16, 2019
- Zero waste
Since its creation in the 1950s, 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced worldwide*. The lack of adequate means to treat plastic waste creates pollution in our oceans, where a “7th continent” of plastic has appeared. Often used in contact with food, its chemical content and the release of microparticles also makes it potentially harmful to health. Reducing the amount of plastic packaging in your kitchen is therefore important. Don’t panic, we are here to guide you and find simple alternatives for a healthy and plastic-free kitchen!
1. Stop plastic bags
Single-use plastic checkout bags have been banned since mid-2016. Choose paper bags, recyclable, or even better, tote bags. These trendy canvas bags are suitable for both shopping and storing bread!
2. Home cooking, healthy cooking
The purchase of prepared products generates a lot of plastic waste. Invest in a multifunctional robot and pressure cooker that will make your life much easier and enjoy cooking homemade dishes that are much better for your health and the planet, as a family, as lovers or with friends!
3. Bye bye plastic containers
Plastic containers can contaminate your food and age poorly. Prefer pretty glass jars to store dry food (you can collect commercial glass jars) and glass boxes to easily store and warm up your leftovers.
4. The Bee Wrap, the alternative to plastic
Another essential tool for a healthy kitchen is the Bee Wrap. This reusable food packaging is an alternative to plastic stretch film and aluminium. Reusable and easy to clean, it comes in several fabrics that will brighten up your kitchen!
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5. Objective 0 bottle of water
The decomposition time of a plastic bottle varies between 100 and 1000 years and only 55% of plastic bottles are recycled in France. Nothing like tap water! You can check its quality by clicking here and use a piece of activated carbon to purify and deodorize it before drinking it.
6. The yogurt maker, the come back
A family that consumes yoghurts and compotes daily generates a significant amount of plastic waste. Why do you not buy a yogurt maker? You will find the pleasure of making your own yoghurts again. The compotes can also be homemade and carried in reusable bottles.
7. Stop disposable straws
Like 7 other single-use products, disposable straws will soon be banned in Europe. It is possible to buy pretty bamboo or stainless steel straws to replace them (if possible, prefer locally produced straws to avoid polluting transport). You can easily find them in organic or bulk stores (Day by Day for example).
8. Plastic packaging outside the kitchen
If you usually have lunch outdoors, consider taking a pair of cutlery from home and using a bento box instead of plastic wrapping. Your My Bee Wrap can also be used to wrap your sandwich or snacks!
You are now ready to eliminate plastic packaging and plastic in general from your kitchen. There is nothing like a healthy cuisine to rediscover the pleasure of cooking with your family and enjoy homemade dishes that are good for your health. From now on, the use of plastic will no longer be automatic!