The simple road that travels to an eco-friendly kitchen

Going eco-friendly in the kitchen is not all about eating green or organic. They do reduce kitchen’s carbon footprints to some extent, but if you really want to make your cooking space green and healthy, you will have to consider several other factors, such as lighting, materials, cleaning products, and kitchen appliances and equipments, as well. When buying anything for your kitchen, all you need to do is be a bit more attentive and make the right decisions, so that you can reduce the burden on the environment as well as pocket. Here we have listed some simple ways to make your kitchen more eco-friendly.

Invest in durable products:

Couple cooking dinner in their kitchen

When buying new utensils or cookware, make sure to invest only in products that last long and do not require replacement after some time. Replace your Teflon and nonstick kitchenware with sturdy stainless steel or cast iron ones that last long and minimize your footprints as well as regular expenses in the long run. Same goes for utensils, instead of buying cheap plastic and wooden spoons, look for sturdy utensils and knives to ensure durability. Last but not the least, ditch the tissue papers or paper towels for cloth towels to reduce waste as well as expenses.

Buy local and in bulk:

Senior woman holding box with vegetables

When you choose to by food produced in far off places or overseas, the preservatives used to keep it safe to eat and the transportation involved makes it far from green, even if it is grown organically. Therefore, buying local not just provide you fresh food but also reduces your carbon footprints. Similarly, buying food in bulk reduces packaging and thus, waste created by bins or wraps. Moreover, you need not to visit the store after short intervals to buy same products.

No wastage:

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If compared to other rooms, kitchen or cooking area perhaps produces the largest part of the waste in any home. However, we can reduce it to some extent by following simple steps. When out for shopping, look for fresh items without any wrap and take your own bag to reduce the packaging waste. Buy small portions to avoid waste and reuse old glass bottles or pots and grocery bags. If you are left with any raw, organic waste in the kitchen, compost it to prepare green fertilizer for your indoor or outdoor plants or garden.

Using energy star appliances and eating green certainly helps you go eco friendly in the kitchen, but other factors like green interiors or remodeling, homemade cleaners and so on can add green footprints to your cooking space.

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