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Reducing Kitchen Plastic

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Reducing Kitchen Plastic

In today’s culture, going plastic-free has become a new lifestyle trend. It is a constant, pervasive presence in our lives and it seems impossible to avoid plastic, let alone go plastic-free. Plastic and plastic packaging lurks in everything from food to cosmetics. If you ever wanted to start the process of reducing plastic from your life, but have no idea where to start, this short guide will give you a starting point and hopefully inspire you to look at all the plastic items in your life.

Tongs ‘n Things specializes in kitchen products, so the kitchen is a logical place for our guide. Yes, we sell products that are plastic and contain plastic materials, but it makes a great point on how much our society depends on plastic. Raising awareness is the first step.

Beeswrap – One of the first alternatives to plastic wrap, the wraps come in three sizes – small, medium and large. We have three delightful patterns to choose from. Use Bee’s Wrap whenever you would traditionally use plastic wrap; use it to cover a bowl, wrap fruits, vegetables, or sandwiches,  or even wrap a loaf of bread.

Stainless Steel Straws – Traditional plastic straws are used once, then thrown away and can easily end up in the ocean. This set of stainless steel straws are endlessly reusable, eco-friendly and comes with a handy cleaning brush, so that your straws are always ready for your next drink.

Silicone Lids – This set of lids from Joie creates a vacuum seal on any pot or bowl, reducing the need for plastic wrap or plastic bags. The lids come in three different sizes and is sure to fit a wide range of containers.

What are some ways you would like to reduce plastic in your life? Comment and let us know!


Life is a journey, take small steps and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.


Plastic facts:

“80% of all marine debris found in the ocean is land based, and 80-90% of the marine debris is made from plastic.”

“In the U.S., we use 500 million straws a day! That is enough straw waste to wrap the circumference of the earth 2.5 times or to fill Yankee Stadium over 9 times in a year!”

Source: The Last Plastic Straw

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