We get it, making sustainable lifestyle changes can be overwhelming. But the hardest part can be finding a place to start. When it comes to minimising your carbon footprint, one way to simplify the challenge is by focusing on small habits that add up over time – like switching to eco friendly products in the kitchen.
Choosing eco friendly products made from natural materials is a step in the right direction. We’ve done our research and have the best eco-friendly products you need to help the future of our planet.
Ditch the plastic
Did you know they can be just as damaging to our health as to the planet? Plastic tupperware containers are everywhere, but what is plastic actually made of? Plastics are made up of crude oil and contain chemicals such as BPA (Bisphenol-A) that make plastic durable and flexible.
Yes, this does make plastic very practical for everyday use, but it also adds a serious health risks, especially when it comes in contact with the food we eat.
Read more: 6 Lifestyle Hacks For Going Plastic Free
Bamboo is undeniably one of the most, if not the most sustainable plant, and is a great alternative to plastic. Bamboo is also a highly renewable material that has antibacterial, antifungal properties and unlike plastic, it’s biodegradable.
Thinc Eco, a brand dedicated to changing the way we “thinc”, using bamboo as an alternative to plastic to create a durable bamboo lunchbox. Their biodegradable, bamboo fiber lunchbox, has been made to keep your lunch on-the-go, fresh and safe from any chemicals that most plastics carry.
BPA, (Bisphenol A), is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in a lot of tupperware containers we use.
Replacing your use of plastic in your kitchen is a great way to avoid BPA. Try to replace your use of tupperware containers, single-use plastic and ziplock bags with a reusable ziplock bag. Not only is it BPA-free and good for the environment, it will last a lifetime and free up your cupboard space.
When you do your weekly grocery shop, do you find you use the plastic bags provided at the shop? Again, these plastic bags contain harmful chemicals our body’s don’t want. An alternative for this is using reusable produce bags.
However it is important that you use, organic cotton. Why? Organic cotton is made from natural seeds, and there is no use of pesticides or other harmful chemicals. Regular cotton is grown on the same soil over and over again, degrading the soil quality, removing nutrients, and leading to unhealthy crops. As a result, organic cotton products are much safer for storing your produce.
About Thinc Eco
Thinc Eco is a sustainable brand that doesn’t only sell plastic free products, but they are also here to educate you about being more sustainable. Their range of products are made from resourceful materials such as bamboo, wheat and organic cotton.
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