The 20 Best Products on Amazon to Make Your Kitchen More Eco-Friendly
You ditched plastic straws—go you. But when it comes to your kitchen, we bet there are even more eco-friendly swaps you can make. Because it’s time to ditch the paper towels and plastic wrap, here are 20 products that make being earth-friendly a little easier.
Kitchen + Home Bamboo Towels
They look and feel just like a paper towel (and even fit in your dispenser), but you can wash and reuse ’em up to 120 times before tossing. Considering one roll lasts six months, they’re also a steal.
Elegant Live Microwave Food Covers
Don’t let the name fool you—these reusable, food-safe silicone disks aren’t just for the microwave. They’ll replace plastic wrap for fridge leftovers and aluminum foil for reheating—yep, they’re even oven-safe.
Stasher Reusable Silicone Food Bag
Plastic baggies have nothing on these babies, which are dishwasher-, microwave- and freezer-safe, and won’t end up strangling a turtle in the ocean.
Bee’s Wrap Reusable Food Wraps
These cotton-beeswax sheets can be used to wrap up cheese, produce and bread, or to cover bowls and containers. They’re plastic-free, can be washed and reused, and will last for about a year. (Plus, they’re cuter than Saran.)
Colony Co. Reusable Produce Bags
Those individual produce bags at the grocery are never decomposing; these, made from biodegradable cotton, most certainly will. Pack them when you head to the store and impress your cashier: They’ve got tare weights right on the side.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Dish Soap
Cruelty-free? Check. Plant-based? Check, check. And we’re suckers for the clean, basil scent.
Skoy Eco-Friendly Cleaning Cloths
According to the brand, each cloth can replace 15 paper towels. They’re also quick-drying, biodegradable and cost-effective.
Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers
Save that half an onion (or lemon, banana, etcetera) while you save the planet.
Keurig My K-Cup Universal Reusable Ground Coffee Filter
If you’re still riding the single-cup train, you can swap those expensive plastic cups for this reusable gadget, which works with any standard coffee grounds.
Twist Scrub Sponges
Unlike your standard yellow and green scrubbie, these plant-based sponges (they’re made of cactus!) have no plastic, dye or toxic glues.
Unni 13-Gallon 100 Percent Compostable Trash Bags
Like we said, plastic is forever. It can take 1,000 years for one bag to decompose…these break down in weeks.
Frego Plastic-Free Glass and Silicone Food Container
Glass storage containers are definitely pricier than plastic, but they’ll last much longer and won’t be forever stained from that one time you had chili. These have a silicone sleeve to protect against the inevitable drop.
Ball Glass Mason Jar with Lid and Band
We give you permission to be that person and pack your lunch in a mason jar.
Utopia Kitchen Glass Food Storage Container Set
Oven-safe, freezer-safe and meal-prep approved.
Rezip 3-Piece Stand-Up Leakproof Reusable Storage Bag Kit
A variety of sizes means they’re versatile—use the big guys for soups in the freezer and the little ones for snacks in your work bag.
Vejibag Organic Cotton Vegetable Preservation Bag
Remember that kale you put in the crisper a week ago? It’s no longer crisp. This environmentally conscious pouch lets your veggies breathe, so they stay fresh for longer (and don’t turn to slime in a plastic bag).
Esse Reusable Folding Grocery Bag
Paper or plastic? How about a reusable tote that can hold up to 35 pounds and has—wait for it—pockets?
W&P Porter Portable Ceramic Lunch Bowl
Salad, but make it earth-friendly...and damn chic.
Misto Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer
Cooking spray is a lifesaver in the kitchen; the cans it comes in, not so much. Avoid the recycling hassles and switch a waste-free, reusable alternative.
Utopia Kitchen Flour Sack Dish Towels
Use them to dry hands, wipe counters, whatever.