Designing an eco-friendly kitchen is a huge step towards reducing our ecological footprint, as a significant portion of household waste is produced in the kitchen. This is largely due to the packaging of finished products, but even without them, there is plenty to replace with a more sustainable alternative. Printa is one of the first environmentally conscious brands in Hungary, an approach that is key not only in the production of clothing, but also in the production of home furnishings. That's why we've created our latest article, Tips for Making a Greener Kitchen!
First of all, there's nothing new under the sun: the easiest and most basic thing you can do is take a canvas bag with you for shopping. It’s best to always keep one with you, so you won’t even have to buy a plastic or paper bag for spontaneous purchases. There are plenty of options to choose from at Printa, but one of our favorites is the multi-compartment shopper , which is a really handy companion with inside pockets and compartments.
For smaller purchases, the mesh and half-mesh shopper can also be a great choice, and they can be folded down so you can always fit comfortably in one of your bags. They are also suitable for buying or storing vegetables and fruits, but you can also find shopping bags and mesh product bags specifically for this purpose in the Printa webshop or shop.
Zero waste is best worth shopping in markets, Zita's favorite places are Klauzál tér market, Szatyorbolt and Szimpla garden producers' market, and of course non-packaging shops like Ligeti store chain.
Extra tip: always have it with you a larger canvas bag, but also at least 3 small bags (folded into small pieces) so quick, unplanned shopping can be plastic-free.
As for kitchen utensils, try to bring as little plastic as possible home! They are harmful to the environment and even to your health, and their quality is terrible, so they have a short lifespan. For example, the untreated natural wood lemon squeezer is a great alternative to the plastic versions, even just our BARE cutting board , which is made of 100-year-old broken oak under the clever hands of Ernő Adorján. With carefully prepared products, the kitchen will be more pleasant, and the wooden utensils will be even more hygienic.
For dishwashing, choose an environmentally friendly dishwashing detergent that you can make yourself Brigitta Lavender and Vinegar Munkácsi. with the help of his book. And replace the traditional sponge with a natural bristle, degradable bamboo wash brush, which you can find in a smaller , a larger and a third version. You can replace the disposable paper or damp cloth with a washable, textile version. The BARE wipes are made of soft waffle material, which has excellent absorbent properties and is extremely suitable for wiping delicate surfaces. Kitchen clothes can be found in every household, Printa also offers a triple package , which are not only practical due to their natural and delicate material, but can also be a tasty addition to your kitchen. It consists of a cotton, a waffle cotton, and a linen kitchen towel; each suitable for a different surface.
The BARE wall storage is perfect for organizing kitchen and other utensils.With pockets of different sizes, made of natural jute, cotton canvas and linen, and the hanger rod is made of solid wood. This rustic-style accessory is a really useful decoration! Use food containers or kitchen utensils to store food, and disposable plastic and aluminum foil can be replaced with zero waste beeswax wipes . Kitchen aprons can be found in almost every household, so we also made a Printed version , which is made of sustainable and high-strength linen, and like most of our products, it has pockets .