Come and Check Out These Easy 10 Ways To Make Your Kitchen More Green. Simple steps that make a big difference for Mother Earth!
Taking care of the planet is something that everybody can try their hand at — and it starts at home, right in your own kitchen! While there are plenty of eco-appliances and gadgets you can invest in to make your home a greener place, there are also so many little switches you can make to care for the planet along the way! From the way you make your coffee to the way you wash your dishes, there are tons of choices you can make to turn your kitchen just a bit greener. If you’re on the hunt for some tips, here are just a few that you can keep in mind.
Use Reusable Tupperware
Everybody has containers in their kitchen to store meal prepped food, snacks and leftovers, but why not take it to the next level? Banish those plastic baggies and tin foil rolls and go fully reusable!
Turn Off the Sink!
Similar to brushing your teeth, try not to leave the sink running when you’re not washing dishes or filling up water. It’s a small detail, but it can save a lot of water when you’re diligent.
Use That Dishwasher
Even with persisting rumors that washing dishes by hand can save more water, dishwashers actually prevail most of the time. Doing a full load of dishes by hand can use up to 27 gallons of water, as opposed to most dishwashers, which use around 10.
Switch to EKO Coffee Cups
If you love that pod cup coffee maker, you don’t need to completely kiss it goodbye. In fact, there are eco friendly coffee pods you can switch to, which are compatible with Keurig coffee makers. They’re completely recyclable, which means you don’t have to worry about contributing to landfills.
Switch to Loose Leaf Tea
In a similar vein, tea bags often create excess waste that you can avoid just by going for the pure leaf. Get a steeper and you’re good to go!
Eat Plant Based
Research shows that eating a more plant-based diet saves water, land resources and helps keep the environment cleaner. Even if you don’t go all-out vegan right now, cutting back on your meat consumption can make any kitchen a more eco-friendly place.
Shop With Reusable Bags
Just like reusable containers help you keep your food in a greener way, reusable bags can help you do the same with your groceries by cutting back on plastic and keeping bags out of oceans and landfills.
Clean With Rags
If you want to cut back on paper waste, try cleaning up with rags rather than paper towels or tissues. Not only does this help save on waste, but it can save you money, too.
Rather than sending perfectly good food scraps into a landfill, you can send them back to the earth by starting a compost. If you have a garden, you can compost in your own backyard. If you live in a city, check and see if they have compost sites you can contribute to, or even community gardens you can participate in.
Leftovers Leftovers Leftovers!
Food waste is one of the primary culprits of waste in the world, and one way you can combat it is by saving and eating your leftovers. Lock them down tight in your reusable containers and bento boxes — not only will you save money, but you’ll also help to save the planet!
Making Your Kitchen Greener
It doesn’t take a lot to help out the planet — in fact, little switches are often some of the best ways to go a bit greener. Whether you make an effort to turn off the sink when you’re not using it or you adopt meatless Mondays, you can start helping the planet at home.
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