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Five eco-friendly kitchen essentials to sustain both the planet and your health


by Ellen Bird
19th Sep 2018
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You might be thinking that you’re doing everything right: you’re eating plenty of greens, you have a fridge full of fresh vegetables and you only cook with seasonal ingredients. But have you thought about your kitchen utensils? Food preparation is where it really begins. Swapping in some eco-friendly kitchen accessories can make a big difference for both your well-being and the environment.

Society’s focus on sustainability has become the most positive blow-up trend seen in recent years. Our awareness of on-the-go products has definitely changed as reusable cups and steal straws have become the norm. But what about in your kitchen? We don’t really think about it, but many conventional kitchen products contain plenty of plastics and some toxic chemicals.

However, there are plenty of ethically sourced, sustainable kitchen accessories out there that won’t damage your pocket or your health. So whether you’re looking fora healthier cooking alternative or your goal is to save the planet (or both), here are a few simple swaps that can keep you and the environment healthy at the same time.

 

Sustainable olive wood server set, €23.57 at rusticwallco.com

Concentrated washing-up liquid 500ml, €2.75 at lillysecoclean.com

Beeswrap lunch pack set of 3, €24.95, Meadows & Byrne

Be Good Dish Brush, Full Circle, €5.22 at iherb.com

Set of 4 gold metal straws, €16 at Urban Outfitters

Teak wood measuring cups, €37.71 at rusticwallco.com

Chilly’s avocado 500ml stainless steel water bottle, €35 at Urban Outfitters

Small compostable caddy liners 10ltr, Jantex, €3.80 at nisbets.ie