How to create an eco-friendly kitchen

  (photo credit: INGIMAGE)
(photo credit: INGIMAGE)

An eco-friendly kitchen is not only beneficial for the environment, but it also contributes to a healthier lifestyle. By incorporating eco-friendly kitchen products: tableware, dinnerware, and appliances, you can help reduce the carbon footprint of your kitchen and reduce waste generation.

Investing in eco-friendly kitchen products is one of the best ways to create an eco-friendly kitchen. These products are made with sustainable, natural, and biodegradable materials. They are also often manufactured using sustainable practices that reduce the energy and water required for production. Another essential aspect is saving natural resources, which we will discuss below.

 So how can we get closer to nature? Let's look at this issue in more detail!

Replace the plastic with glass or bamboo

For example, instead of using plastic food containers that contribute to waste, you can opt for reusable food storage containers made from eco-friendly materials like glass or bamboo. These materials are durable and free from harmful chemicals, making them healthier for you and your family. 

The same goes for cutting boards. Yes, they are present in every kitchen. Think about how often you change them. According to statistics, this must be done every 6-12 months. And then what? - Repurchase new ones. And the old ones are recycled or sent to landfills, where the plastic will decompose for decades… 

What does it say about cutting boards? There are a lot of plastic items in the kitchen that can and should be replaced. These are drawer dividers, drawer organizers, spice organizers, and dish racks.

You can get acquainted with a vast range of eco-friendly bamboo kitchen products there: Royal Craft Wood brand.

Buy only energy-efficient appliances

Additionally, using energy-efficient appliances like induction cooktops, refrigerators, and innovative food storage systems with a high Energy Star rating can help reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills.

By the way, when buying appliances for the kitchen and home in common, also pay attention to how safe they are for humans and nature. We mean the materials from which these devices are made. Don't save a dollar to buy something that could harm you and those around you.

As an example, check out another Argo Brands brand - Geniani. Here you will find precisely those products that were discussed above. 

Start to save water

Caring for nature is not only the use of environmentally friendly products but also savings! And this primarily applies to such a natural resource as water. How to save it? - Use low-flow faucets!

Low-flow faucets are an increasingly popular choice for those looking to conserve water and reduce their utility bills. By restricting the amount of moisture released from the tap, low-flow faucets help reduce water usage without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Many low-flow faucets have features such as aerators and flow restrictors that can give you a full stream of water when needed.

Low-flow faucets are highly customizable and can be used in any part of your home, from the kitchen sink to the bathroom tub. They come in various attractive styles and finishes, making choosing one that fits into your existing decor easy. And since they use less water than traditional faucets, they're also much more energy efficient, helping you save money on your utility bills over time.

Regardless of where you live, low-flow faucets offer a great way to conserve water while still providing all the convenience and comfort of having access to running water in your home.

Give preference to eco-friendly tableware

Another essential aspect of an eco-friendly kitchen is using eco-friendly tableware. These can include items like bamboo or recycled paper plates and utensils and reusable options like stainless steel or silicone straws and reusable cloth napkins. Using eco-friendly tableware not only reduces the amount of waste generated but also reduces your exposure to toxins that may be present in plastic tableware.

Eco-friendly dinnerware can include items like ceramic or glass plates, which are durable and long-lasting and made from natural materials. Other options include bamboo or wooden leaves, which are biodegradable and compostable. These options are not only environmentally friendly but also aesthetically pleasing, adding to the overall ambiance of your kitchen.

Use only eco-friendly detergents.

Eco-friendly kitchen detergents are products formulated using natural, non-toxic ingredients that are less harmful to the environment and human health than traditional detergents.

  • One of the primary benefits of using these detergents is that they are gentle on the environment. Traditional detergents often contain harsh chemicals that can harm aquatic life and contribute to water pollution. On the other hand, eco-friendly detergents are made using natural ingredients that are biodegradable and do not harm the environment.
  • Eco-friendly kitchen detergents are also safer for human health. Traditional detergents may contain toxic chemicals that can irritate the skin and cause respiratory problems when inhaled. By using eco-friendly ones, you can reduce the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals and protect your health.
  • Another benefit of their use is that they are effective in cleaning. Many people assume eco-friendly products are less effective than traditional ones, but this is sometimes true. Many eco-friendly detergents are just as effective, if not more so, than conventional detergents.

When choosing kitchen detergents, looking for products certified by reputable organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the Green Seal is essential. These certifications ensure the product has been tested and meets specific environmental and safety standards.

So, there you have it! You can turn your kitchen into an eco-friendly space with some easy tips. Everything from unit design to food storage and disposal can be done with an eco-friendly mindset without compromising style. From low-flow faucets to intelligent food storage systems, creating a sustainable kitchen is both doable and desirable. 

Whatever your current needs and budget are, Argo Brands is here to help you make the changes for a cleaner and more efficient home. At the very least, let's all follow Argo Brands' advice and work toward becoming green leaders in our community. We need to make small actions that create significant differences now more than ever – so let's get started!

This article was written in cooperation with Argo Brands LLC (manufacturer of environmentally friendly products for home), to promote safety and respect for nature.