Wasted food, plastic packaging… the kitchen is the biggest source of rubbish in our home. The numbers are terrifying. Every year, the average European throws away 16 tonnes of rubbish. As only 40% of waste is recyclable, landfills are becoming larger and more poisonous to our planet. Learn in few simple ways how to reduce the amount of waste produced in the kitchen.
Tell no to disposable packaging! Try to buy more things by weight and pack them in glass containers. This will avoid bringing plastic packaging from the supermarket to our home.
Be smart about recycling. If possible, use glass or metal packaging, as it can be recycled without loss of quality. Jam jars are perfect for spices and pastas, glass bottles can store your home oil.
Learn how to throw away less food. There are many ways of not wasting food. Blend and freeze uneaten vegetables and fruits – they will be perfect for soups and cocktails.
Buy less and locally. Find local grocery stores and visit them regularly for fresh products such as fruits, vegetables, bread and meat.
If you want to make your kitchen more zero-waste, check out in the internet what you can do with the leftovers after each cooking. You will be surprised!
Sponges may contain plastics, dyes, and synthetic disinfectants. Whether you’re tossing it weekly or annually, use a sponge made from natural and sustainable materials. Start using natural loofafh dish sponge, coconut husk scrapers or certified vegan dish brush. These products are natural, eco-friendly, 100% vegan and compostable.
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