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Eco-Friendly Ways To Store Baking Supplies And Alternatives To Single-Use Plastics


In a world full of 'instants' and 'convenience', avoiding the use of plastics can be very challenging, especially in your kitchen. The kitchen can be one of the most notorious places of the house for excessive plastic use, food waste, and storage. Yes, plastics are convenient, but they are not the most suitable option. 

If you are into baking, you may have experienced trouble storing baking supplies and equipment in an eco-friendly way. But, you can swap some of your baking and kitchen items with reusable ones such as the best silicone bundt pans and start or continue living a sustainable kitchen-life journey.  Here are some ways to get you started.

Easy, Eco-friendly Ways to Store Baking Supplies

  1. Fill your drawer with containers or make a tackle box.  Fill your pull-out drawers with reusable containers and organize your baking supplies and ingredients such as flour, sugar, chips, and so on. You can also make a tackle box with lots of shallow divided layers that's perfect for storing small jars for your sprinkles and other ingredients.
  2. Stash cookie cutters in a cookie jar.  Instead of rummaging through piles of cookie cutters, put them inside a cookie jar or a transparent container so you can easily spot them whenever you need them.
  3. Line cupcake liners in a Mason jar.  For easy access, line up your cupcake liners in a Mason jar, so you can easily see and check their patterns and avoid buying the same one over again.
  4. Practice open shelving. This may be the easiest, cost-effective, and most eco-friendly way of storing your baking supplies. All your tools such as your whisks, spatula, measuring cups hang below with hooks. This way, you can easily see and reach out to the tools you need while baking.

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Sustainable Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics in the Kitchen

Ditch Plastic Wraps

For most bakers, plastic wraps are a must in the kitchen. It keeps the food fresh and can wrap around baking supplies or accessories very easily. But did you know that you can ditch plastic wraps and use a handy alternative instead? The reusable beeswax wrap is a new trend that is perfect for your sustainable living. It wraps pretty much anything like a plastic wrap would. It is organic, washable, reusable, and, most of all, biodegradable. Plus, it comes in various sizes.

Invest in Reusable Silicone Baking Supplies

When it comes to baking, a reusable mat or a roasting sheet is ten times better than tin foil or parchment paper. Non-stick silicone baking accessories like the best silicone bundt pans are reusable, easy to use, and can last for years!

Ditch Plastic Baggies

Plastic baggies such as sandwich bags may come in handy for packing snacks and keeping leftovers, but there's a much more rewarding and convenient alternative to it. Re-sealable silicone bags are the perfect alternative for plastic ones. It's also the best way to introduce the importance of sustainable living to your children.

Invest in Glass Containers

Ditch your cheap plastic containers and replace them with tempered glass ones. Glass containers are non-toxic, food-safe, and recyclable and can keep your food fresh and clean even inside the fridge. They are also lightweight and have easy-seal features. Most of them are also microwavable and dishwasher safe.

Conclusion  

Breaking the plastic habit, especially in the kitchen, may be a lot easier said than done.  But you can start living a sustainable life by adopting some manageable baby steps, such as replacing single-use plastics with a more eco-friendly alternative. Try to find something that works best for you and slowly but surely, integrate it into your life.

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Also see, 5 Plastic-free alternatives, for more eco-friendly food storage solutions or order your zero-waste food pot from the FLASKE Collection!