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Eco Living: Sustainable Kitchen Swaps

Wondering what you can do to make earth-friendlier changes? Start in the kitchen! We've got affordable storage, food containers and other products to help you reduce, reuse and recycle with ease.

Assortment of sustainable kitchen storage and containers
Glass canister containing SF Bay compostable coffee pods on kitchen counter

Glass Canisters

Keep your bulk food and other ingredients fresh and easy to find in sealed glass canisters. Buying in bulk is a great way to help reduce, as it's less expensive and eliminates waste from excess packaging. At World Market you'll find a selection of glass jars and canisters in an assortment of styles and sizes for storing everything from spices to juice. It doesn't hurt that they're gorgeous, either!

Reusable food storage bags, wraps and kitchen towels on sink countertop

Reusable Food Storage

Swap your single-use plastic bags for lunches and storage with reusable bags and food wraps. Stasher brand bags are well-constructed from silicone and will keep your ingredients fresh in the fridge. Also try our LilyBee reusable snack bags in beeswax-coated cotton that are compostable and easy to clean!

Bowls with reusable cloth bowl covers on kitchen counter

Cloth Bowl Covers

These ingenious cloth bowl covers are terrific for all kinds of uses. Completely machine washable, these organic cotton covers are a great, reusable alternative to foil or plastic wrap. Cover leftovers or dough while proofing, keep bugs and dirt out of picnic food⁠—the options are endless!

Reusable Farmers Market bag filled with apples on kitchen counter

Reusable Produce & Grocery Bags

Skip the "Paper or Plastic?" decision and bring your own bags to the grocery store, farmers market and other trips. Carry cotton fishnet bags with you for chic, compact produce shopping. Or, pick from a wide assortment of cotton and nylon totes with gorgeous designs and fun patterns to suit everyone's personality!

Dish towel and liquid soap on counter

Dish Towels & Soap Dispensers

Reduce your paper towel consumption with a supply of gorgeous, natural fiber dish towels. Completely absorbent, washable and reusable, our kitchen towels and dishcloths are an eco-friendly choice for washing and drying while saving paper and money! World Market also carries a variety of reusable dispensers for both dish soap and hand soap, along with handy refills in reduced packaging.

Kitchen counter with eco-friendly items, including recycled dinnerware

Recycled Glasses & Dinnerware

If it's time to update your dishes and glassware, consider choosing pieces made from recycled materials! Our speckled dishware made from all-natural bamboo and recycled coffee grounds isn't just sustainable⁠—it's gorgeous! We also carry a selection of beautiful recycled glassware in popular sizes and cocktail styles.

Hand placing compostable coffee pod into compost bin

Compost

Easily recycle kitchen waste and other biodegradable products with our compost boxes and bags. Compost goes directly back into the earth as fertilizer, so it's an excellent sustainable practice you can start at home. Many cities around the country provide free, municipal composting. A simple online search will tell you whether this is an option where you live.

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