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Sustainable living can sometimes get complicated, and it can be easy to feel like you’re never doing enough. However, it’s important to keep in mind that small swaps can really make a big difference. This TikTok video offers a list of eco-friendly ideas that will hopefully inspire you to get creative and make some changes!
@everydayashleyy Things in my sustainable home that just make sense! #sustainable #lowwaste #vegan #LetsFaceIt #fyp #lifestyle #sustainabilitytips ♬ 아무노래(Any song) – kozico0914
Did you know that buying in bulk can help save money and the planet? When you buy an item in bulk, there is no packaging. Buying in bulk always allows you to get just as much as you need, whether it means buying an ounce or a pound of peppercorns. No food waste!
If your kitchen is filled with single-use plastic containers, packaging, plastic, and so on, don’t worry. There are plenty of sustainable alternatives for you to try. Instead of plastic Ziploc bags, you can store bread in cloth bags, crackers, baked goods, and other dry food in tins or glass jars, and fruit and vegetable items in glass Pyrex containers.
While plastic can make life more convenient at times, the reality is that the majority of plastics go un-recycled, and get sent to landfills where they may take as many as 1,000 years to decompose. For something that is supposed to be quick and convenient, there is nothing quick or convenient about the complete lifecycle of a plastic object. Hopefully, these tips inspire you to transform your kitchen into a sustainable one!
For more sustainable home hacks, keep up with Ashley on TikTok!
- Is it Really Worth the Convenience? 6 Ways Plastic is Harming Animals, the Planet, and Us
- How to Make Your Kitchen More Eco-Friendly
- A 12-Month Plan for Going Low-to-Zero Waste
- Crush Plastic in the Kitchen: The Definitive Guide to Storing Food Without Plastic
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