World Earth Day


Saturday 22 April is World Earth Day, the world’s largest environmental movement. With events taking place all across the globe, there are plenty of ways we can all do our bit. From changing our shopping habits and lifestyle to the products we buy and reducing food waste, it’s easy to make a difference. To find out more, head to

Kilner® Wide Mouth Jars

More people than ever are making conscious changes to their lifestyle to help reduce plastic pollution, which is causing a devastating effect to our land, water and wildlife. By making small but necessary changes, you can make a difference to our future. From cutting back on cling film and choosing food in sustainable packaging, it’s one of the easiest changes we can make.

Kilner® has you covered, with practical solutions to reduce the production of plastic across the planet. If you are looking to give your pantry an environmentally-friendly revamp, here are some easy switches you can make…

Using glass containers as opposed to plastic comes with a number of advantages. Kilner® jars, bottles and glass storage containers are made from A-grade soda lime glass, which has a smooth, non-reactive surface that can be easily cleaned to ensure odours and colours do not transfer. This means that Kilner® products look and smell as good as the day they were purchased and can be used time and time again. Also, should a Kilner® product break, it is 100% recyclable, meaning no waste goes to landfill.

Kilner® Fruit Preserve Jars

Pick up as many plastic-free groceries as you can during your next food shop. Wholesalers and even some leading supermarkets now offer pasta, rice and cereals by weight – just bring your Kilner® Jar or Bulk Food Bag and fill up.

Kilner® Bulk Food Bag

If the packaging from your favourite sauces and condiments can’t be recycled, then don’t buy it. Instead, create your own homemade items with the help of the Kilner® Create & Make range, which can be used to make fermented foods such as yoghurt, wine and kimchi as well as butter, nut milk and sauces.

Kilner® Create & Make

Steer clear of plastic water bottles. If you want fresh, cold water, just fill up your Kilner® Fridge Dispenser and enjoy at the turn of a tap. Add citrus fruits or cucumber for a refreshing twist.

Kilner® Fridge Dispenser

Get yourself a Keep-Cup and use it whenever you buy a takeaway coffee or use your Kilner® Coffee Grinderto make barista-style coffee at home. There’s also a Smoothie Making Set for delicious fruity drinks on the go.

Kilner® Coffee Grinder

Kilner® Smoothie Making Set

Another way of making your food go further and reducing food waste is to store it in ZWILLING’S FRESH & SAVE glass storage boxes and BPA-free bags. These vacuum packed solutions keep contents fresh for up to five times longer than non-vacuum packaging. Use for batch cooking, keeping leftovers fresh for the next day or two, storing ingredients for longer in the cupboard, fridge or freezer and reducing food waste while saving money at the same time.


You can buy in sets or as single items and one of the best kits is the Vacuum Starter Set, which is great if you’re new to vacuum sealing. You get two glass containers, four reusable bags and a vacuum pump and the boxes are freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe as well as heat resistant. They can be used in the oven up to 180˚C without the lid while the vacuum pump is rechargeable and easy to use.


The boxes and bags also feature a QR code, which can be scanned to keep track of use-by dates to help reduce food waste even further.


Another way to cut back on single-use items such as plastic cutlery is to bring your own reusable cutlery when enjoying food on the go, a packed lunch or picnic. Mnched offers gorgeous sets that come with a knife, fork, spoon, and straw – all in one convenient carrying case. Not only are these travel sets eco-friendly but they are also incredibly durable, making them the perfect companion for any journey.

Mnched reusable cutlery

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About Hayley Gilbert

Hayley Gilbert is a freelance interiors journalist with 20 years’ experience in the industry. Specialising in all things kitchens, Hayley has contributed to a wide range of consumer titles such as Beautiful Kitchens, EKBB, KBB, Grand Designs, House Beautiful and Ideal Home, as well as national newspapers including The Sunday Times.... @HaylGilbert /

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