Cut Down on Plastic By Making These 10 Kitchen Staples From Scratch

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Of all plastic produced, only 9% ever gets recycled, according to National Geographic , and 8 million metric tons make their way into oceans every year, much of which is single-use plastic. Cutting down on single-use plastics in your life might mean bringing your own reusable straw on a coffee run, swapping plastic bags for reusable totes, or ditching disposable water bottles; but, it’s time to take it a step further and address the waste we accumulate through our grocery choices. Making foods from scratch is often a much more sustainable option, and more time-intensive recipes can replace practically every processed or packaged food in your cabinets. Here are a few of the most basic kitchen staples you can easily, quickly make yourself to cut down on plastic packaging in the kitchen. 1. Flour Tortillas Store-bought flour tortillas come in plastic bags, and are often laden with preservatives. Luckily, this simple recipe will get fresher, tastier, waste-free tortillas on the table in under thirty minutes. Combine 2 cups of flour with ½ teaspoon of salt, then stir in 3 tablespoons of olive oil and ¾ cup of water. Turn the mixture onto a floured surface and knead 10-12 times […]

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