3 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Swaps
Did you know when you throw plastic bags and other plastic materials in the ocean, it kills as many as 1 million sea creatures annually?
Did you know recycling a glass bottle results in 20% less air pollution & 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials?
Both of these pieces of information I gathered from eco-friendly websites. You can visit their sites for more information by clicking on one of the questions posted above.
One of my personal goals for the new year is to bring less plastic into our home and more eco-friendly products. I recently switched my plastic toothbrush to a compostable bamboo toothbrush and I'm actively attempting more DIYs rather than buying products that could increase unnecessary waste.
I am not an expert. Many people I know could probably offer better advice on this subject. But for our family, this is our starting point and we can only improve from here.
Here are the 3 eco-friendly kitchen swaps we've made in our home:
1. Crochet VS Plastic Kitchen Scrubbie
My crochet kitchen scrubbie has lasted me for 2+ years. I seriously find it works far better than most of the plastic ones I used to purchase. I do need to order a new crochet scrubbie soon as my current one is unraveling. I did an Instagram poll to see where to find more. The replies verified you can find the crochet scrubbie on Etsy, Amazon, local Farmers Market or make your own!
2. Bamboo VS Plastic Scrub Brush
I scored my bamboo scrub brush from TJ Maxx with a Christmas gift card for $2.99! You can also find wonderful options from Amazon. Click here to read about why we should be switching to bamboo products!