Sustainable Swaps: Kitchen Utensils
Here are some simple swaps that can make a big impact on the environment and your wallet!
Try swapping your plastic wrap for Beeswax Food Wraps!it can save you around 24 rolls of plastic wrap a year! Plus it reduces the volume of plastic that ends up in landfills. Beeswax food wraps have been proven to keep food fresher for longer and they are naturally antibacterial! Once you have used it to its life expectancy you can try re waxing the fabric with beeswax or you can compost it and buy more!
Sources: Millbee.com, National Geographic
Reusable Coffee and Tea Filters
Many paper coffee filters and tea bags are bleached with chlorine which gets introduced to the environment during the manufacturing process and during disposal. Also single use coffee filters and tea bags also contribute to waste volume. While there is the option to compost used paper coffee filters, and paper tea bags you cannot compost nylon or plastic ones. Some products to help you avoid this are:
Reusable Coffee Filters
Reusable Coffee Pods:
If you have a non-traditional coffee maker like a keurig or nespresso you can buy reusable pods that you can fill with your own coffee.
Reusable Tea bags
Reusable cutlery is a one-time expense with a minimal cost to you and the environment. Plus it makes the eating experience a whole lot better!
Also If your having a Covid- safe picnic outdoors or eating on the go reusable cutlery will not only work better than flimsy plastic knives and forks it can be more sanitary and better for the environment
While you can bring your everyday forks from home, consider another cool looking alternative bamboo! It’s naturally antibacterial, durable and compostable!
Did you know that you can buy all of these products from local businesses! Here is a list of local small businesses in the Metro Vancouver Area where you can find all these products:
The Refill Stop
The Soap Dispensary
Port Moody Refillery
Let us know if there are any stores we missed; we love finding new places to support!