Trying to foster a greener kitchen? These on-sale products can get you started.

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Improve your food's shelf life with just a few key items.
Improve your food’s shelf life with just a few key items.

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It’s never too late to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle, and one of the best ways to start is by overhauling your kitchen. Us humans produce an absurd amount of food waste every year, so working towards a more green, anti-waste way of consuming, storing, and recycling our food is something we should all be aspiring to.

Here are some great (and green) kitchen products to help get you started with transforming the way your kitchen works:

Single-use plastics need to be a thing of the past, and it’s one of the first habits you should let go of when starting an anti-waste kitchen. These non-toxic silicone storage bags are a great way to store sandwiches, produce, mixes, and more. They’re also dishwasher-, microwave-, and oven-safe, and can even be used to sous-vide.

Composting is a staple of a green kitchen, and this minimalistic compost bin should look great on your counter.  Put your food scraps to good use instead of chucking them in the trash and come out with a nutrient-rich soil additive to show for it. This one is dishwasher-safe, too. 

You can prolong your food’s shelf-life and save space with a vacuum sealer, and this one is currently on sale at Amazon. It’s super easy to operate, and results in air-tight sealed bags that can be stored in the fridge or freezer (sans freezer burn). You can use them to sous vide as well.

If you’re slow at consuming your produce and find that it keeps going bad before you get a chance to eat it, these FreshWorks containers will be your new best friend. This set of three will help you maintain fresh produce longer thanks to the included CrispTrays (which help keep moisture away from the produce), and the FreshVent lids (which regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide). 

Make your bread last a bit longer with this cute bamboo bread box — it’ll hold just enough moisture to prevent your bread from getting moldy and stale quickly. It also has transparent windows so you can keep an eye on how your bread is doing throughout the week. 

Instead of letting your herbs and veggies expire, turn them into crispy snacks and powdered spices with a food dehydrator. This one has multiple trays and a ton of space, plus plenty of high-tech features that’ll take the guesswork out of food dehydration for you.  

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