The path to sustainability is paved with small, mindful decisions—especially at home. Discover our favourite home essentials for a more eco-conscious routine and learn how to integrate simple, sustainable choices into your daily life.

In The Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the easiest places where you can reduce waste and increase sustainability. When we cook, we tend to use a lot of single-use products. Replacing those single-use products with reusable ones not only cuts down on waste but also cuts down on cost, since you do not need to repurchase the same item over and over.

Choose items that can be washed and reused multiple times like food grade reusable silicone storage bags for marinating or for storing food in the fridge, pantry or freezer. Silicone lids and food covers are also a great option to help preserve your food and leftovers while helping eliminate the need for single-use plastic bags and plastic wrap.

When lining your cookie sheets, single use aluminum foil and parchment paper can be replaced by a reusable silicone baking mats. Not only will you be throwing less in the trash, but your cookie sheets will also stay nicer, longer.

Swedish dishcloths are not only great to replace wasteful paper towels; they also add so much more personality and charm to your kitchen cleaning!

On The Go

We often don’t think about all the little things we waste during the day while out and about! Whether you’re out running errands or grabbing food with friends, it’s good to look around and see what changes you can make.

Travel mugs and water bottles are a must to avoid plastic bottles and cups. There are so many options and designs, from light, collapsible bottles to stainless steel insulated mugs. And you’ll be putting less plastic into landfills!

Having a couple of reusable straws in your bag is a simple way to cut down on waste. If you often get take-out, why not carry a set of utensils and reusable chopsticks with you?

Everyday Life

Incorporating sustainable practices into your daily routine is an excellent way to reduce waste. Here are some simple yet effective changes you can make: 

  • Replace single-use makeup wipes with reusable makeup removing cloths. This small switch can significantly reduce your household waste.
  • Opt for dryer balls instead of disposable dryer sheets. They are eco-friendly and can be used repeatedly.
  • When shopping for new appliances, look for models that offer an automatic off-mode after a period of inactivity, helping you save on energy costs.
  • Consider investing in a SodaStream to make your sparkling beverages at home. This not only diminishes the need for single-use cans and bottles but also allows you to tailor the flavours, sweetness, and fizziness of your drink to your liking.