Your Ultimate Guide to Sustainable   Alternatives for Kitchenware and Stationery

Your Ultimate Guide to Sustainable   Alternatives for Kitchenware and Stationery

Eco-Friendly Products In India

Products that fall under stationery and kitchenware are items we use multiple times a day. So naturally, we would buy these items in more quantities for multiple uses. However, how many of those items are properly recycled or safe to use for you and the environment? There hasn't been information in the past for us to make informed decisions.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just shift to using eco-friendly alternatives for all our daily use products! By opting for sustainable products, you would not only help to grow small businesses but also help uplift their communities and always have an eco-friendly alternative present for any kind of use.

Our aim should be to minimize the number of products we use and not add to the already massive piles of waste in landfills. By shopping for eco-friendly products in India, you would support artisans and also showcase our commitment to ethical, eco-friendly alternatives and sustainable business practices.

Where do you find these sustainable products? We’ve got you covered, we have an amazing list of sustainable and eco-friendly products in India curated just for you! The list below contains sustainable and ethical product alternatives for kitchenware and stationery items.

These green product alternatives are eco-friendly, convenient, and budget-friendly which don’t come with a hidden cost to the planet and the people on it.

Plantable Notebooks and Diaries

Environmentally conscious and eco-friendly practices are something we all have in our mind these days. As a result we all look for sustainable products and alternatives for nearly everything around us. The same goes for our books and diaries that we use regularly.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an alternative to damage causing books we use? We have a few green products you can use instead of your normal books. All those days of using those boring diaries are gone. We have plantable notebooks and handmade diaries with upcycled fabric for you!

These notebooks will help motivate you to pen your sustainable journey. These books are a great place to note your thoughts and musings and to add on the covers are made from recycled paper with seeds embedded so that once they are planted the cover and have the plant stay with you forever!

You wouldn't want to miss out on these because not only do they make your study table look good but also help the Earth.

Recycled Paper Pencils

In India alone, we consume around 15-18 billion pencils each year and that comes at a grave cost of 7 Million trees annually. These trees can be saved by repurposing old newspapers and recycling old paper into pencils.

No trees were harmed in the making of these sustainable products pencil unlike the normal ones you use! Each of these eco-friendly pencils have a bulb of seeds at the bottom, that can be planted and grown once the pencil is too short to use.

Paper Pens

There are many of us who prefer writing by hand! But what about the plastic waste gathered by using pens? Approximately 1.8 billion plastic pens are tossed into the trash annually! Paper pens are a step towards reducing this number. We can now make a conscious decision to switch to paper pens and begin our first step towards an eco-friendly alternatives lifestyle.

Paper Tapes

This is something we all use in packaging, arts and crafts and general activities! Are there any plastic-free and eco-friendly alternatives available? Yes, there are! This sustainable products - plastic-free Paper Tapes are made with Kraft Paper and a water-activated starch-based glue and serve the purpose perfectly.

This zero plastic and zero waste tape is plant based and doesn’t use any synthetic glue, making it highly sustainable. These tapes are reinforced with wire and are extremely strong. They don’t tear even with a large load to carry. You just have to spread water on the tape and it activates its glue feature and easily sticks on any surface.

These are the future of plastic-tapes which have no way to be recycled or upcycled and add tons of waste to our landfills or water bodies.

Reusable Bottles

Single use plastic bottles aren't doing us or the environment any good. So why not switch to reusable ones? Copper bottles fit the bill perfectly and are beneficial to us and the environment.

Water stored in copper bottles is naturally detoxed from all impurities and is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant properties. As copper is a cheap metal, it is available in large quantities and is easy to recycle, thus being beneficial for the environment.

In 2017, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered Copper as the only natural metal with properties to kill harmful microbes.

Steel Straws

Steel straws are a great innovation for those who embrace eco-friendly alternatives and sustainable choices. Ditch your single-use plastic straws which bring more harm than good to the environment. These stainless steel ones can be used over and over again- all you have to do is clean them and you’ll be ready to use them again.

Steel Straw + Straw Cleaner by Clan Earth

Coconut Bowls

Coconut shells are something we normally discarded as waste. But there is an interesting use for them. They can be used as natural serving bowls. Coconut bowls fit the bill of being organic, natural and vegan substitutes to existing options. These bowls are untouched by chemicals unlike the plastic ones, making them highly biodegradable.

Soy Candles

Candles are made out of many types of waxes. Most of these are generally harmful for us. Some waxes when burnt release black soot with many toxins in it, which when inhaled causes adverse reactions like nausea, vomiting and headaches.

Instead use candles which are made of soy wax which are smoke free, burn slowly, are chemical, toxin and paraffin free. Soy candles are made of soybeans which are a renewable source whereas the paraffin one’s are made of petroleum which is a non-renewable source. This sustainable products and planet-friendly material is also biodegradable.

Coconut Soy Candles by Clan Earth
Coconut Soy Candles by Clan Earth

Cork Coasters

By using cork coasters you can support sustainable living as they are natural and organic. Additionally, cork coasters are anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, stain and water resistant, durable and light-weight, making this the perfect alternative to plastic ones.

Cork Coasters by GreenFootPrint
Cork Coasters by GreenFootPrint

Dish Scrubs

Dish scrubs are something we all need in our homes. They are generally available in plastic options only, making it difficult for people following a sustainable lifestyle to find a suitable alternative. We have a coir fibre scrub that will definitely meet your needs. These plastic-free scrub pads are natural and biodegradable.

Coconut Coir Dish Scrub Pads by GreenFootPrint
Coconut Coir Dish Scrub Pads by GreenFootPrint

Bamboo Cutlery

Say Goodbye to Plastic Cutlery! Just keep this light-weight reusable bamboo cutlery kit and forget about ever using Plastic Cutlery again. This cutlery set is 100% natural bamboo straw and organic in nature. These are the perfect replacement for plastic while out for a picnic or a beach day and you plan on carrying food and cutlery along.

 Bamboo Cutlery by Organic B
Bamboo Cutlery by Organic B

Opt for these sustainable eco-friendly alternatives now and let’s make little changes in our lifestyle that can go a long way in caring for Mother Earth.

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