12 sustainable kitchen products for any apartment

An earth-friendly kitchen is a happy kitchen.

A bright neutral kitchen with eco friendly products on shelves
(Image credit: Ashley Campbell Interiors)

Sustainability in the home starts in the kitchen, the place where you unload groceries, cook meals, and sort your recycling. Whether you are reducing the amount of plastic in your home or rethinking your energy usage, the decisions you make for your kitchen will help determine your home’s climate footprint. 

For apartment dwellers, the options are plenty to transform your space into a stylish haven of sustainability. A kind note first off just to say that part of being sustainable is to make use of what you have and to only replace kitchen items that you absolutely need to. After that, there are a ton of eco-friendly kitchen products available to help kit out your space without impacting the planet. From organic cotton hand towels to greener cleaning products, here are 12 eco-friendly picks you can bring into your kitchen now for a more sustainable lifestyle going forward. Mother nature will thank you. 

Kate Santos

Hello! I’m Kate Santos, a writer and photographer based in Los Angeles. In the design world, I got my start working as an Editorial Intern for Dwell magazine in San Francisco. Since then, I’ve written about design and architecture in many national magazines and online publications, including Playboy, Hunker, and The Culture Trip.

I grew up in a very old house in North Carolina and am still influenced by the rustic, charming, antique and aged elements of a home. Sustainability and longevity is extremely important to me and I believe learning to reuse materials or purchasing items you’ll love forever goes a long way. I also lean towards the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi when designing my own home, embracing the perfectly imperfect items I can find.