Our Eco-Friendly Kitchen & Our Journey To Make It Greener

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Big Green Smile

One of the biggest online retailers of natural & organic products in the UK. They have over 6,000 organic, natural, cruelty free & environmentally friendly products. Including eco-friendly products for the kitchen.

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The VeganKind Supermarket

UK's leading 100% vegan online supermarket. As well as chilled goods such as cheese, burgers & steaks they also ship fresh products such as doughnuts. Not to forget chocolate and cruelty free cleaning products!

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Natural Collection

They only stock high quality products that have a positive impact on people and/or the environment. From Fairtrade & organic grocery shopping to energy efficient gadgets & unique ethical gifts that directly benefit the people who made them. They sell products from leading ethical brands as well as supporting independent traders and producers across the world.

Our eco-friendly kitchen is very much a work in progress!

Every action taken in the kitchen has an impact on the environment.  This can be from a simple task such as switching on the lights or discarding waste food. Alternatively, it could be  redesigning the kitchen using environmentally friendly materials.  Consequently this would lead to the disposal of  existing furniture and appliances.

Let’s make the right choices that are good for us, the planet and our pockets.

There are so many ways that we can reduce our ecological footprint by making small changes in our kitchens.  It makes sense to think of going eco-friendly as a journey.  After all, it would be counter-productive to purchase brand new glass containers for our kitchen only to throw away all the plastic containers we have been using!

Here is a list of our goals:

Each goal consists of a myriad of ways to reduce the harm caused to the environment, so it is plain to see that it will take time to reach them.  We will be breaking down each goal into small steps and letting you know how we get on. In addition, the steps we take will bear in mind the cost implications. We will look at ways to achieve our aims in the cheapest way possible.

Our Eco-Friendly Offers for the Kitchen

We do love a bargain!!!

Especially if it helps with our aspiration to make our kitchen eco-friendly.  If we see an offer that we think might be of interest to you, it will be published on this page.

Please be aware that some of the links on this page are affiliate links, which means that we make a small profit from any purchases you make.

What Difference Can I Make to Help the Environment?

The scale of challenges facing our planet are formidable and, as such, can make you feel that whatever action you take it will be minuscule and possibly pointless.  But we cannot allow ourselves to think this way, because if everyone thought that and did nothing, we would continue on our collision path to destroying our one and only planet. 

After all, there is no Planet B ......

Most people do care about the environment.  The number of socially responsible companies is growing and, given the choice, more and more customers are choosing to purchase from these companies.  We are now aware of the problem thanks to people like David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg, and I don’t think that we can ignore it.  According to the Native American proverb –

        “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”

With this in mind, to start an eco-friendly journey by making a few changes in our kitchens is not much to ask of ourselves!


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Guest Post by Sean Farrell

When it comes to school lunch, it’s helpful to have a whole arsenal of ideas at your disposal so that your kids don’t get bored with the same sandwich or other lunchtime fare.  But when it comes to green-smart lunch choices, there are better ways to pack that midday meal that make less of an impact on the earth.  Not only will your choices be better healthwise for your kids, but your choices will also lead to a whole lot less trash than you throw away at the end of the day.

For starters, think about the things your kids like that you can buy in bulk, which saves all that individual packaging.  Even if it’s just a bag of chips, that means that you can divvy it down into your own reusable snack bags.  What else can you do to green things up?  This graphic gives you some ideas.