The 20 Best Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products to Make Your Home More Sustainable
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 to up your sustainability game.
1. Dot and Army Unpaper Towels
It’s time to officially ditch the roll. Unlike paper, you can machine-wash and reuse these cotton towels—in fact, they get more absorbent after each cycle.
2. Five Two Organic Cotton Reusable Produce Bags
Those individual produce bags at the grocery are never decomposing; these, made from cotton, will never see a landfill. Pack them when you head to the store.
3. Frego Plastic-Free Glass and Silicone Food Container
Glass storage containers are definitely pricier than plastic, but they’ll last forever and won’t hold onto stains from that one time you had chili. These have a silicone sleeve to protect against the inevitable countertop drop.
4. 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. (Plus, do the single-use ones come in cool ombré colors? We didn’t think so.)
5. Package Free x Abeego 3-Piece Reusable Beeswax Wrap Variety Pack
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.)
6. Misto Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer
Cooking spray is a lifesaver in the kitchen; the cans it comes in, not so much. Switching to a reusable alternative means you’ll eliminate the aerosol fumes and save a few cans from ending up in a landfill.
7. W&P Porter Portable Ceramic Lunch Bowl
We love a desk salad as much as the next person, but those plastic containers they come in? No thanks. This lunch container comes in a rainbow of color options (in ceramic or plastic!), and each purchase supports food education in public schools through the brand’s partnership with Edible Schoolyard NYC.
8. Andrée Jardin French Block Dish Soap and Dish Brush
We know, we know, a liquid dish soap is über concentrated and convenient. But all that plastic it comes in? Get outta here. These chic bar soaps smell positively dreamy (in scents like sage & basil and mint lemon), lather up with just a splash of water and come with a natural-fiber brush for scrubbing away grime.
10. Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers
Save that half an onion (or lemon, banana, etcetera) while you save the planet.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Dot and Army Reusable Pot Scrubbers
Unlike your standard yellow and green scrubbie, these nylon scrubbers can be tossed in the washer and reused again and again.
14. FORID 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.
15. Ball Glass Mason Jar with Lid and Band
We give you permission to be that person and pack your lunch in a mason jar.
16. Utopia Kitchen Glass Food Storage Container Set
Oven-safe, freezer-safe and meal-prep approved.
17. Vejibag Cotton Vegetable Crisper 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).
18. Capabunga 7-Pocket Farmers Market Tote
Paper or plastic? How about a reusable tote that can hold up to 35 pounds and has—wait for it—pockets?
19. Five Two Airtight Silicone Lids
These reusable, food-safe silicone disks will replace plastic wrap for fridge leftovers and aluminum foil for reheating, and they’re microwave- and oven-safe. You can even use them to replace a missing skillet lid.
20. Utopia Kitchen Flour Sack Dish Towels
Use them to dry hands, wipe counters, whatever.