Why go towards a zero waste kitchen?
- December 16, 2019
- Zero waste
Today in France, 300kg of waste per person is generated each year. A large part is made of plastic, non-recyclable and polluting. This waste has required resources to be created and will require resources to be destroyed.
The best way to relieve our planet from it is to try to produce as less waste as possible! Complicated? Not necessarily! With these few simple tips, you can significantly reduce waste in your kitchen.
How can you simply reduce your waste?
Zero waste does not necessarily require major upheavals in your life. Start with simple things and gradually develop new habits.
Cooking at home to reduce waste
Let’s face it, prepared meals are very convenient when you run out of time and ideas, but they are not recommended for your health and your zero-waste kitchen. By cooking simple dishes yourself, you will reduce the volume of plastic packaging, save money and eat healthier.
No time? You can set up a weekly menu schedule and cook on Sunday afternoons with your family. You will have a good time and will be even more satisfied if you only have to reheat your ready-made meals (home made) during the week!
- Buy in bulk for a zero waste kitchen
An effective way to produce less waste is to buy in bulk. Bulk is now available in organic stores, such as Biocoop, Day by Day,… but also in supermarkets. To find the bulk store near you, visit consovrac.com.
In addition to being economical, bulk allows you to choose the quantities adapted to your home and reduce the number of packages to throw away when you get home… Store your food in pretty glass jars for a trendy decorative touch!
Zero waste packaging
When it is necessary to package a product, there are simple options to do so with zero waste packaging. Our Bee Wrap is a zero waste packaging that can be reused more than 120 times and avoids the use of plastic or aluminium foil.
Make your own cleaning products
The simplest and most economical solution is to invest in a Marseille soap to replace your cleaning products (dish soap, detergent…).
You can use it raw or follow the easy recipes from the Zero Waste family blog. And to go with it, consider using a tawashi instead of your sponges or a brush.
Stop using disposable utensils
The use of certain single-use utensils will be prohibited by 2021. Might as well anticipate! Cups, straws, plastic cutlery, but also sopalin and paper napkins all have more ecological alternatives: bamboo utensils, cloth napkins and cloths, stainless steel straws will be your new allies for a zero waste kitchen.
Switch to zero waste coffee
For coffee capsule aficionados, it is now very easy to find reusable capsules you can use with the coffee of your choice.
If you prefer traditional coffee makers, there are reusable filters available, but you can also opt for Bialetti piston machines. A little retro touch that will give a coffee of great quality and charm to your cooking as a bonus!
Zero waste, maximum effect
Remember: every little step counts, don’t try to change everything at once and do what you can! Whatever your desires and means, beginner or expert, single or with your family, there are many tips to reduce waste in your kitchen that can be adapted to everyone.