Here’s a list of my #plasticfree
vanlife kitchen must haves:
1. Mason Jars (or any glass jars) - These are a staple. We buy bulk food into them, store leftovers, ferment veggies, and they’re one of the most affordable switches we’ve made. We have them in just about every size. Most of our glass jars are reused from products we bought, and the rest we picked up at thrift stores. These storage options have been the ultimate zero-waste switch for our kitchen.
2. @khalacompany beeswax & vegan wraps - We buy loaves of bread and cheese directly into them. Wrap half an avocado or an onion and they last much longer than with regular plastic wrap. On days when we’ll be driving long distances, we wrap sandwiches with them. They make good to-go wraps for leftover pizza when we eat out, and store our trail mix on backpacking trips. Plus they’re real conversation starters at the grocery store. And they’re easy to clean (just treat it like a dish) and they’re compostable. What can I say, sky’s the limit with these gorgeous wraps.
3. @stasherbag - Reusable, resealable food storage bags have taken our zero-waste game up many notches. We use them to store snacks on backcountry trips, leftovers in the van, and we buy bulk food items into them. They’re one of the best eco-alternatives over plastic baggies.
4. Cloth napkins - In an effort to unpaper our van kitchen, we switched to cloth napkins. We bought a set of 6 linen napkins for $2 at a thrift store. We use them until they’re dirty and throw them in the wash. For cleaning up floor spills we tear up old t-shirts and we have reusable towels for wiping up around the kitchen. Cheap, simple and no waste.
I’m always looking for new ways to keep it low waste in here, so share your tips👇🏾