Go Eco in the Home; edition 2

We’re continually looking at how we can be nature-friendly in everything we do and hope that other wild people out there do too. To make your life easier and to make nature happier we’re happy to share our nature-friendly and ethically sourced alternatives that we like to use in our homes. If you’ve got any suggestions we’d love to hear them too.

Week 2 and we’re heading…

… in the Kitchen

Having lived and traveled abroad I’m very aware of the ease of using plant based crockery. In its simple form a banana leaf is the perfect plate. Of course banana plants don’t readily grow in Lincolnshire so finding nature friendly products are going to mainly be in the form of the very popular bamboo. There’s so much out there now and very easy to get your hands on from straws, cutlery, bowls, hair combs. The list is endless right now. Another great resource for replacing plastic is coconut. Just like bamboo, it’s durable, easy to craft and uses a natural product that would normally go to waste.  If you want all of the above right from the source Jungle culture have built up partnerships from Asian farms and workshops bringing all the best plastic free items to you.  

Kitchen storage. Where to start with storage? Containers of any size and shape can be found but how eco-friendly is a plastic piece of that t word or t-word wannabe? Sure it’s reusable and makes you feel like your going someway into cutting down on waste, but I’ve started to find old glass containers to up-cyle and reuse for flour, sugar, cereals… and many more! Thinking creatively with old jars will certainly cut down on any multi-buying of containers whatever they’re made of.

A friend of mine has been completely sold on beeswax wraps recently. From someone who never thought they’d be practical they’ve now found the great alternative to cling wrap. Reusable, as they wash easily with soapy water, and chemical free, as every part of making one comes from 100% naturally found materials, they certainly are a game changer to the kitchen and for lunch boxes. The cotton base of each wrap makes it strong and durable. They mould around any shape or size and especially useful for those odd dishes with handles around the side (you know those lasagne dishes). Just don’t put them in the microwave or oven when coming to re-heat the leftovers! When you’re at the end of its useable life they will biodegrade so can be left in your compost and will disintegrate with time. There are loads out there but our favourites are WrapIt and Bee Green Wraps.

We’re stocking the family Wrapit packs in our online shop. Which will be your family’s favourite pattern?

Next week be prepared to get hungry…

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