When we started living sustainably, the kitchen was probably the first area I started in. It was the place I was most familiar and it was the easiest place for us. It’s taken time (and a bit of learning) to gather the sustainable kitchen products we like – some of which we already had and just plan to love until they’re no longer usable.
Sustainable Kitchen Products
When it comes to sustainability, it’s important to understand that a product is sustainable for any of a few reasons…
What makes a kitchen product sustainable?
- The item itself is made from a natural, long-lasting and/or renewable source (e.g. wood, cork, glass, bamboo).
- The item helps to save other resources (e.g. cuts back on water,gas, electricity, cleaning product usage or helps avoid food waste).
- You already own it! An oft forgotten component to sustainability is that the most sustainable product is the one you already own!
With each of those in mind, take a look through these items below. Many items are from small businesses that I love – others are from big stores, but the items themselves are just so wonderful!
Artisan-made stoneware, free of common toxic chemicals
Made with recycled materials. See more recycled products for everyday life.
Preserve food with natural bamboo – naturally antimicrobial.
Saves water & cleaning products when cleaning stuck-on pots and pans!
Small Home Living Tips
Want some organization tips for small home living? Check out these posts of kitchen appliance organization, how to store reusable bags, seasonal clothing storage, and small home office ideas, including mail and paperwork organization!
You’ll also want to read how we’re making our home more sustainable; my go to clean home cleaning products; a spring cleaning room-by-room checklist that you can practice year round; and how to declutter your mailbox!
Keep an eye on this constantly updated list of sustainable product reviews for every aspect of life!
And don’t miss these refillable cleaning products!