When looking for ways to live more sustainably, upgrading kitchen sink accessories can easily replace plastic while elevating your home. Below are ways I've recently made my way to a more sustainable kitchen.
Not only can these items be a green living stepping stone for your kitchen, you can pull these items together in a basket to make a lovely housewarming gift.
1. Wood Riser
I started by looking for a piece to keep all of my countertop items organized, with a wood option being top of mind as it's a naturally renewable resource. I chose this espresso wood riser in size 8"X5.5" as my kitchen soap caddy because it was small enough to fit by the sink without taking up too much space while allowing room for everything I needed to be accessible. The shop offers this tray in 5 sizes, starting at $28, with a large assortment of colors to match many kitchen aesthetics.
2. Soap Dispensers
Next I moved on from the single-use plastic soap dispensers to these glass soap dispensers. Glass is a sustainable and fully recyclable material. We utilize our kitchen a lot, so I wanted the larger 16oz size. If you're looking for a smaller size, here is a 12oz version that I opted for with our bathroom sinks.
3. Ceramic Labels
When searching labels for bottles, I was afraid stickers would peel off quickly and went with these ceramic labels. They aren't recycable but are long-lasting and will wear well over time.
4. Loofah Sponge
Loofah sponges are natural, 100% compostable, and anti-bacterial everyday cleaning items. This sponge arrived dehydrated and looked very thin. Once I ran water over it, it expanded and was ready to use.
Knowing how to clean a loofah is crucial to taking advantage of it's benefits. To disinfect, boil it in clean water for one to two minutes and then let it dry completely.
5. Sponge Holder
A ceramic holder is more aesthetically pleasing than plastic and makes a durable storage option for the loofah sponge, allowing it to dry before use.
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I hope you've enjoyed my tips for a sustainable kitchen soap caddy. What are your favorite eco-friendly kitchen products? Be sure to share them in the comments section below.
Until next time,
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