How to be Sustainable in the Kitchen

How to be Sustainable in the Kitchen

The kitchen has been known to be the heart of any home. It is the place where gathering around a kitchen island while enjoying a delicious meal with great company is the highlight of any night. 

If you consider your kitchen the heart of your home, you may want to start implementing a few changes to ensure that your carbon footprint is as low as possible. 

It is not difficult to develop habits that are healthier for the environment and can enhance your health with a little guidance. Let's start with eco-friendly behaviours at home, such as how you buy, cook, and store food.

Let’s build a sustainable kitchen, together!

Reduce Food Waste

Food waste is a bigger problem than most think. According to new data, half of all produce in the United States is wasted. This is due in part to inadequate distribution, our desire for "ideal" looking fruit, and, of course, food that spoils in our own homes. 

It is not uncommon to discard a meal at the end of the night, despite it not being completely finished. Rather than immediately going to the discard option, we recommend investing in quality glass containers to host your meal at the end of every night. 

Pyrex is a great option, as their glass containers are non-porous and aim to keep your food fresh, flavorful and healthy for a longer period of time. 

Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Following a full day of cooking, you may just grab the first cleaning product you see in your pantry to tackle clean-up duty. 

Our advice? Remove any harsh, chemical-laden cleaners and replace them with eco-friendly cleaning solutions. Making the conscious decision to remove any harsh chemicals and unnecessary plastic from your kitchen is a step in the right direction to achieving a sustainable space. 

Eco-friendly solutions can get the job done just as well as traditional chemicals, but do not harbor the negative side effects. Here is a complete list of a few of our favorite eco-friendly cleaning products.

Prepare Food on a Sustainable Cutting Board

Cutting boards and chopping blocks are essential kitchen components, so why not choose one that is both useful and environmentally friendly? 

The traditional wood cutting boards that are a household staple in any kitchen continue to store hazardous bacteria that will migrate into your next meal, no matter how frequently you clean them. 

At FIKA, our Antimicrobial Cutting Boards are made to keep your food free of potentially hazardous germs that are commonly found on wooden cutting boards.

The cutting boards include a non-porous, robust, BPA-free, stain and odour-resistant polypropylene surface that is dishwasher and knife safe.

Use Eco-Friendly Cookware

Many household cookware items are truly detrimental to the environment, and contribute to the massive amount of waste that is produced every year when they are discarded.  

FIKA is made with a manufacturing process that is efficient and uses significantly less energy than other methods, being more sustainable and climate-conscious.

By making use of FIKA’s eco-friendly, non-stick cookware, you can enjoy everything the kitchen has to offer whilst simultaneously minimizing your environmental impact. 

Time to replace your current cookware lineup with FIKA. 

FIKA’s Choice

At FIKA, we believe in the power of a home-cooked meal and are actively working to redefine our carbon footprint.  

It is not just about the food that you put into your body, but is also about the pots and pans that you put your food into.  

If you are looking to give your kitchen a much-needed sustainable makeover, you’ve come to the right place. 

Limit your carbon footprint with FIKA cookware.