MT : Wooden utensil: Sorting in your kitchen
MD: Wooden utensil: Come to think of it, the kitchen is full of multiple accessories that are not very environmentally friendly.
When we look at the side of kitchen tools, we notice that it consists of products that are harmful to our environment: between plastic spatula, teflon pans, straws and plastic cutlery … What if for once, we changed our habits? What if we replaced the meat fork, plastic strainers, plates and other utensils with eco-friendly tools? Here are the green alternatives to any kitchen accessory.
Select wooden bakeware
When we buy our kitchen accessories : spoons, ladle, fork, and other small utensils, we instantly lean towards plastic. Still, it’s not too late if you want to change your bad habits. For the most common ones like the whisk, knives, cutting board or salad cutlery, the wood is undoubtedly the most environmentally friendly choice.
In addition to being non-polluting, it is always more aesthetic to have beautiful olive wood dishes or a wooden spoon with a design look.
It’wooden utensil is the new trend of tableware!
Glass containers in your kitchen
In the kitchen, replace your tupperware with containers of stoneware or glass, closing with wrap paper. It will be a fabric that will be impregnated with beeswax, perfect for jars, and replacing lids made of plastic or aluminum foil.
To keep your food in bulk such as cookies, pasta or lentils, the glass jars are perfect. You can buy conservation jars or pick up jars purchased at mass distribution. This will allow you to recycle glass intelligently.
Using bamboo straws
Plastic straws are not insignificant sources of pollution. Billions are marketed every day. Between morning coffees, summer aperitifs and other cocktails of all kinds, they simply slip into our glasses. However, they take time to degrade.
You can therefore replace them with compostable and biodegradable paper equivalents at home, made of stainless steel, starch or glass. Our favorite? The bamboo straw. The bamboo is a durable material, which will adapt to multiple climates and grows quickly. It does not need fertilizers or phytosanitary products.
And if we choose recycled equivalents?
Do you know that our cake molds, our pans and our pans, are made from teflon, which contains endocrine disruptors? These are highly carcinogenic products, responsible for multiple genital formations. In addition, when the temperature reaches 230 ° C, teflon can be very toxic.
An interesting alternative remains cast iron and stainless steel. Both of these materials are much healthier and stronger.
If before, there were no kitchen utensils made with recycled materials, the Tefal brand launches the So Recycled range: a range of utensils for your culinary preparations based on recycled materials. This range is made of 100% recycled aluminum. This makes it possible to consume 90% less CO2. In addition, it is more durable and sturdy, if we compare it with the classic metal.
A glass or wooden coffee maker: We’re trying!
Rather than buying an electric coffee maker, why not buy a greener model ? There are coffee makers that are made of glass, wood with a touch of leather. These are coffee makers, like those at Chemex, working with a simple paper filter and hot water.
Not only is the flavor of the coffee simply exquisite, but in addition, the coffee maker will stand proudly on your worktop, with its chic and aesthetic look.
Eating out with eco-friendly dishes
Between plastic cups, bottles or tupperware, eating outdoor is not really an ecological operation. This is a great reason to opt for more environmentally friendly equivalents.
For your travels, invest in a bottle or a reusable water bottle. Whether it is made of glass or stainless steel, the gourd can be kept for a long time and will save you from producing waste. And to take away your dishes, we advise you to bet on the old Japanese bento box, a classic! For your disposable cutlery, there are equivalents that are made of bamboo, which are reusable after cleaning. In addition, they are much prettier and more chic than their plastic counterparts.
Cleaning items in her kitchen
In addition to the kitchen knife, the cutting board, the pastry articles … Many are the equivalents that can be found in his kitchen. Precisely, even on the side of cleaning, you can count on various eco-friendly equipment and design.
To rinse your plates and cutlery, you can use cleaners based on white vinegar, baking soda or Marseille soap. To complete your range of products, you should not forget about common accessories such as sponge or brushes. But you can replace the classic sponge with the Tawashi sponge. It is a sponge made of rope, wool or textile. For brushes, you will replace plastic models with beautiful wooden brushes.
A recipe idea to make your dishwashing liquid
In order to create organic dishwashing liquid, you will need the following ingredients :
- 50 g of Marseille soap ;
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar ;
- 10 drops of essential oil of your choice ;
- 1 liter of water ;
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
You will only have to heat the water in a saucepan and add the soap shavings. Let cool before adding baking soda, vinegar and H.E. Let cool before pouring the mixture into the container.