Zero-Waste Kitchen Utensils That’ll Make Your Life Easier

A first step towards a zero-waste kitchen.


While sustainability has been one of the most talked about topics out there for quite some time, a definite switch to a zero-waste (or nearly zero-waste) lifestyle can be quite hard, especially in a fast-paced environment where cooking in itself often comes short already. To make your transition a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of sustainable alternatives to arm yourself in the kitchen with.

Produce Bags

Starting off with your food shopping, many supermarkets have ditched single-use plastic bags to make room for reusable mesh produce bags made out of organic cotton. If you’re local supermarket hasn’t jumped on the train yet, here are some great options.

Cotton Mesh Produce Bags

Large Net Produce Bags

Wax Food Wrap

Gone are the days where you find yourself battling uneven, clingy single-use plastic wraps - honestly, has that ever really worked fine for anyone anyway? - and enter wax food wraps. Not only are they easier on the environment, but they’ll make your sandwich-packing life a lot easier.

Vegan Soy Wax Wrap


Lunch Boxes

Whether you’re a stressed-out student or a busy career bee, chances are you’ve attempted at one point or another to meal prep your week. Not only does it allow you to save some coins but it’s also undoubtedly the healthier option to takeaway lunches. Instead of using traditional plastic containers for on-the-go meals and storage purposes, check out stainless steel or glass options.

Round Stainless Steel Snack Pot

Stainless Steel Two Tier Lunchbox


Ice Tray

In the same train of thought, steel ice trays will become your new best friend. Not only are they more durable, but the clever design will make removing the ice cubes a lot easier as well.

Stainless Steel Ice Tray


Washing Up Utensils

Girl, there’s no need for scruffy plastic scrub sponges and brushes of all different shapes and sizes anymore. Copper scourers, sold in bulks, will do the same job. So will wooden scrubs and brushes with replaceable heads.

Bamboo Cutlery

Bamboo Scrubbing Brush With Replaceable Head

Copper Scrubbers

Bottle Brush

Natural Sea Sponge

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