Little Thing #29: Make simple swaps in your kitchen.

We use our kitchens often, and we use and reuse many items for food preparation, cooking, and storage. To adopt more sustainable kitchen practices, try switching out single use, throw away items for their reusable items. Think about the items on the following list, and see which swaps you can make in your kitchen! 

  1. Use reusable beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap for a more sustainable way to store food. 
  1. Use silicone mats when baking and roasting foods in the oven instead of aluminum foil.  
  1. Store your food in glass containers or mason jars, instead of plastic containers or not storing them at all! Glass is safer to microwave leftovers in than plastic. 
  1. Invest in reusable silicone bags to store snacks and sandwiches instead of single-use plastic bags
  1. Use a reusable lunch box or bag instead of a brown paper bag or other single-use items

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