Four Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic in Your Kitchen

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It’s really hard to avoid using plastic in your kitchen these days. Despite losing an environmental threat and producing lots of waste, plastic is ubiquitous in modern kitchens in various forms.

Fortunately, it’s still possible to cut back your use of plastic in the kitchen. Here’s how.

Stop Using Straws

Plastic straws are a huge source of plastic waste on the planet, and in reality, are completely unnecessary. Just drink from the cup or glass and don’t use this unneeded plastic.

Buy Fewer Pre-Packaged Products

Supermarkets now sell lots of heavily-packed, pre-made products like frozen dinners. They even sell packaged fruits! Try to avoid these when you can and reduce plastic use.

Use Reusable Shopping Bags

Plastic bags from the supermarket can also accumulate in your kitchen and then in landfills. Use reusable shopping bags instead of getting new plastic bags every time you go to the store.

Don’t Use Plastic Dishes and Silverware for Parties

Having guests over for dinner or a get-together? Instead of taking the easy route and buying plastic plates and utensils, just suck it up and wash the dishes when they leave. Not only is it environmentally-friendly, but it’s also more elegant!