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Upcycled Reusable Napkins

These reusable napkins are on of my favorites! Made by Secondhand Settings, these zero waste darlings are not only reusable, they’re also upcycled!

Every set of napkins is made from vintage and vintage inspired linens, curtains, and other fabric sources. Using reclaimed fabric cuts down on the waste of water, dyes and other chemicals used in production of new fabric. It also prevents additional land fill waste from otherwise unwanted large linens. Talk about a waste reduction win!

Solid Dishwashing Soap

In an effort to eliminate unnecessary plastic in my kitchen, I’ve switched to a solid dishwashing soap. My favorite is this eco-friendly, vegan soap made by RFresh Soap out of California. It works as well, if not better, than liquid dishwashing soap.

The ingredients list is short and simple – just the way it should be when you’re looking to be more sustainable at home. This soap contains: Saponified Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Sodium Lactate, and Essential Oils.

Even better, when you buy this sustainable dish-washing soap, you’re supporting a small Etsy business and how can you not feel good about that!

Vegan Wax Food Wraps

These vegan wax food wraps are an awesome alternative to plastic “cling” wrap, which as we know only clings half the time anyway. Handmade by Etsy seller Rowen Stillwater, these sustainability heroes are bestsellers with a five-star rating!

These wax wraps come in three sizes: small (8″ x 8″), medium (10″x10″) and large (12″x12″) and a variety of super cute patterns.

Best of all, when these vegan food wraps reach the end of their life – typically 6 months to a year, they can be composted. That’s winning in the kitchen!

Reusable Market Bags

Nothing will earn you that sustainability swagger faster than cruising the local farmer’s market with these reusable cotton market bags.

Sold by Spruce & Pine Co. on Etsy, these zero-waste warriors come in three different colors: cream, slate blue and rose.

Even better, you can request the bags to be sent without a paper label (one less thing to toss) and they’re shipped in 100% recycled paper mailers padded with mixed paper which is compostable.

Linen Unpaper Towel, 2ply Paperless Towel, Reusable Paper Towel, Eco-Friendly Cleaning, Cotton Cloth Paper Towels, Paper Replacement
Linen Unpaper Towel, 2ply Paperless Towel, Reusable Paper Towel, Eco-Friendly Cleaning, Cotton Cloth Paper Towels, Paper Replacement

Reusable Paper Towels

Ditching the paper towels is such a simple way to improve your sustainability in the kitchen. The fact that these reusable paper towels with dress up your countertops is an added benefit.

Sold by Hammer & Thread Iowa, these sustainability darlings are best sellers on Etsy. And what better way to feel on top of your zero waste game than to buy your reusable products from a small business?

Sustainable Dishwashing Loofah

These biodegradable kitchen loofah sponges are sustainability at its best. Just imagine how your dinner guests will envy your dishwashing prowess with your loofah adorned sink.

This package includes 4 loofahs, each with an estimated lifespan of 6 weeks, giving you 24 weeks of sustainable dishwashing bliss. And while a plastic-based sponge may last for an eternity, do you really want it touching your dishes for that long?

These biodegradable sponges are shipped compressed to reduce the size and bulk of the packaging.

Biodegradable Coconut Fiber Brush Set

This plant-based kitchen brush set will have you dying to do your dishes. I’ve been using coconut fiber brushes in my house and they’re amazing!

Eco-friendly and sustainable, these brushes are made using coconut fibers with bamboo handles. They’re plant-based and biodegradable. What more can you ask for from your dishwashing tools?

Best of all, Ecozoi, the company selling this item has a sale-generated tree-planting program as a means of giving back.