25+ Tips for an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

The kitchen is a great place to start your zero waste journey. Here you find a list with more than 25 tips to make your kitchen a more sustainable place.



Bring reusable containers and bags when you go grocery shopping.

Plan your meals and make (and use) a shopping list to prevent impulse buys.

Buy in bulk: Lots of foods can be bought in bulk like; herbs and spices, (loose) tea and coffee, nuts and grains, cooking oil and vinegar

Buy milk and juice in glass bottles.

Buy cheese at the counter and grate your own cheese.

Don't buy 2 for 1 if you don’t need it.

Go grocery shopping without kids.

Grow your own herbs, fruits and vegetables.

Preserve your homegrown herbs. 

Store leftovers in the freezer (with a label) or refrigerator for next days lunch.

Use coffee grind and eggshells to fertilize your garden.


Choose unpaper towels instead of paper.


Freeze ripe produce that you are unable to use right away. 

Use vegetable trimmings to make your own stock or soup. 



Make your own spice blends.

Use a compost bin for your biodegradable waste.

Ditch the plastic wrap and use beeswax wraps or reusable bowl covers.

Use reusable te in the freezer (with a label) or refrigerator for the next day's lunch. tea). 

Skip the straw or use a reusable one if you really want to use one.

Always run a full load of dishes in your dishwasher.

Drink tap water instead of bottled water. 

Eat vegetarian or vegan more often.

For the meat-eaters:  or try another zero-waste method (

Save the bones (in the freezer) to make your own stock.

Buy whole cut meat at the counter when your own container.

For the meat-eaters: e step counts. When you feel comfortable with the last step you took, take the next one. Making your life more sustainable with every step you take. 


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Hi there, I am the founder of the green and happy mom blog and green and happy shop. After battling severe depression, I am determined to make the world a little better and I want to take you along that journey with me. 

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