Every new season comes with the perfect excuse to change things up a bit. And this summer, why not do something that will benefit both you and the earth?
Yep, we’re talking about going green. Incorporating eco-friendly items into your home and kitchen is actually a lot easier than you think — and it makes quite the difference when it comes to helping the environment.
We’re giving you the chance to indulge in some retail therapy that you don’t have to feel guilty about. Swap out your disposable, single-use plastics with these reusable and environmentally friendly kitchen items that will still add some serious style to your home.
Happy (eco-friendly) shopping!
Bayco Glass Storage Containers with Lids, $29.99
Store your food the easy and green way with these glass storage containers. Whether you’re trying to meal-prep, bring your lunch to work or save those leftover meals for later, these containers are easy to use and clean, and they’re also dishwasher and microwave-safe.
rezip Lay-Flat Lunch Leakproof Reusable Storage Bag 5-Pack, $19.99
Ditch your one-time-use snack bags and opt for these reusable storage bags that can replace up to 300 disposable baggies. Ideal for snacks on-the-go, and even make-up bags, school supplies and more, the freezer-safe and reusable bags are the perfect storage solution for everyone.
Food Huggers Silicone Avocado Huggers Set Of 2, $10.95
Hoping to enjoy an avocado but only want to use half? No problem. This avocado hugger will preserve your avocado half, helping to keep it fresher, longer. It comes with two sizes to ensure the perfect fit for avocados big and small. Check out these fruit and veggie huggers too.
Seville Classics Easy-to-Clean Bamboo Cutting Board, $26.92
This durable and sustainable bamboo cutting board includes seven brightly color-coded, silicone mats that make clean up easy and will help avoid cross contamination of your fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats and more.
Bee’s Wrap, Eco Friendly Reusable Beeswax, $18
Who knew food-wrap could be so cute? This reusable beeswax food-wrap is a natural, sustainable alternative to plastic wrap. Wrap up your snacks, cover bowls and store your food with the wrap that comes in a variety of fun and stylish patterns, and is also super sustainable lasting up to one year!
Check out more eco-friendly food storage options here.
Utopia Kitchen Stainless Steel Compost Bin, $22.95
Take part in a small but powerful step to help create a greener, better earth for all of us. This compost bin will make composting an easy part of your day, keeping smells and messes contained. And don’t worry, its sleek, stainless steel appearance will look great on any kitchen countertop. Check out these 100 percent compostable trash bags to place inside your bin.
Brabantia Sort & Go Waste Bin, $21.25
If you’re looking for a composting option that adds a pop of color to your kitchen, this vibrant composting bin is the pick for you. It’s super easy to clean, and it’s the perfect way to dispose of organic waste right on the kitchen counter.
EKO Dual Compartment Stainless Steel Recycle Step Trash Can, $86.66
This beautiful, dual-compartment trash can will easily separate waste from recyclables. Made with a fingerprint-resistant stainless-steel finish, the trash can also has a foot pedal for opening the can, a built-in deodorizer compartment and a plastic bag stabilizer.
Check out more composting options here.
Pack of 5 Portable/Reusable/Washable Cotton Mesh String Organic Organizer, $14.98
Hit the grocery store in style with these reusable, washable shopping totes made of 100 percent cotton. They’re strong, durable and can hold up to 40 pounds — which is way more than your typical grocery bag. They’re also great for a trip to the farmer’s market, the beach or a picnic.
Lotus Produce Bags, $16.99
Eat healthy without having to waste those plastic produce bags found in grocery stores. These reusable and washable produce bags are durable enough to hold all you fruits, veggies, nuts and more. They’re also perfect for storing and preserving your produce at home.
S’well Traveler, $28.50
Instead of using a one-time plastic water bottle or coffee cup, use this chic traveler’s bottle designed to keep cold beverages cold for 24 hours and hot beverages hot for 12 hours. From toting it along on your commute to taking it with you on a hike, this bottle is up for the challenge of being your trusty companion.
Hummingbird Glass Straws Clear Bent, $19.99
Glass straws are no longer just a trend — they’re an eco-friendly lifestyle movement. And this set of clear bent straws are extra strong, durable and safe to drink from. They’re great for both hot and cold beverages like smoothies, tea, juice, water and more.
KeepCup Reusable Coffee Cup, $30
Sip your coffee out of this sustainable coffee cup that is durable, lightweight and free of toxins. It comes in a variety of different sizes and styles, so everyone can to swap out their disposable cup.
Epica 18-Oz. Glass Beverage Bottles, Set of 6, $22.95
Take your beverages on-the-go with these bottles that are classy, air-tight and eco-friendly. They’ll display your homemade juices and smoothies beautifully, and when they’re ready to be washed, you can stick them right in the dishwasher.
Check out more reusable to-go cup options here.
E-Cloth General Purpose Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, $18.98
Clean up your kitchen by using just water and this microfiber cleaning cloth. The reusable cloth effortlessly removes thick grease and dirt from all your kitchen appliances and hard surfaces, and also removes dust and grime. Plus, it is made without any harmful chemicals to protect both you and your environment.
Bamboo Naturals Kitchen Sponges, $10.98
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