When it comes to the kitchen I’ve already covered eco-friendly alternatives to cling film, but what about
Kitchen roll is that other so-called kitchen staple, and undeniably very useful, but as a disposable product packaged in plastic, it isn’t the greenest. If you’re ready and looking to make the switch, then I’ve got some great zero-waste and eco-friendly alternatives to kitchen roll up my sleeve for you!
If you’re not ready, pop back later when you’re ready, no pressure! When it comes to green living my all-time number one tip is to make one small green switch at a time. There’s much less overwhelm, and it’s so much easier to find a starting point than if you are trying to green all the things all at the same time.
One of my easiest eco-friendly alternatives to kitchen roll is to keep a drawer or basket filled with
For an even more frugal and green
To use, I just grab a cloth when I need to wipe a spill, or for any other kitchen roll related task, and then pop the dirty cloth in the washing machine when I’m done. Job done.
Make Your Own Kitchen Roll
If a random pile of
If you aren’t particularly crafty or are too time poor (me, on both counts!), then thankfully you can buy a roll of reusable kitchen roll on Etsy. This one*, from
Use A Plate
I have a feeling you will either be with me or not on this one. When I was growing up in the 1980’s, and my mum made me a sandwich, or toasted cheese, or a bit of cake, it was always served up on a piece of kitchen roll. I’m not dissing my mum – she worked full time and didn’t have time to be doing a constant stream of dishes that 3 kids create – so kitchen roll plates it was. Was that just us or did you do that too?
This one was so ingrained on me (I honestly thought it was the MAIN use of kitchen roll!) so it took me a long time to break this one, but now I always serve food up on a plate. It helps that we have a dishwasher!
This one is another throwback from my childhood. For my packed
Pro tip: dark coloured napkins are king at hiding an all manner of food stains!
Have you found any other eco-friendly alternatives to kitchen roll? As always do let me know in the comments below!