Waste Less When You’re Cleaning
Cleaning the kitchen comes with a whole other set of waste. From chemicals down the drain to the packaging itself, there’s lots of waste associated with cleaning up the kitchen.
21. Stretch that soap. Before tossing that empty dish soap container, see if you can’t make that soap last for a few more dishes by just adding water!
22. Make sponges last. If your sponge starts to smell a little bit funky, you don’t necessarily have to toss it! Use your microwave or dishwasher to clean a sponge and prolong its life.
23. Make your own cleaning supplies. Kitchen cleaning supplies usually come in disposable, single-use plastic containers. You can cut way back on the waste by whipping up your own cleaning supplies from natural ingredients. You’ll save on money and materials!
24. Opt for natural cleaning supplies. If you are going to buy cleaning supplies, it’s a good idea to opt for natural, biodegradable ones. You don’t want to wash your dishes in harmful chemicals that pollute our water and aren’t so hot for us, either!
25. Use less. So many people use far more cleaning supplies than they really need. It only takes a tiny bit of dish soap to clean a pot and probably fewer squirts than you’d think to clean off the counter. Be a miser with your cleaning supplies. You’ll replace them less often and reduce waste in the process.
What other ways are you guys reducing your food-related waste? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!