When you think about it, the kitchen has MORE POTENTIAL FOR WASTE than any other area in the home. Just think about all the;
- FOOD WASTE
- RUNNING WATER
So if you want to have a more eco-friendly home, a great place to start is the kitchen!
Choose cookware and utensils that stand the test of time and won't have to be thrown away with your leftover casserole.
Buying from local businesses who produce in limited quantities ensures quality and a reduction in waste that is created during production.
We absolutely love the kitchen collection from FRENCH DRAGON — from mugs, cups, plates, and vases for the beautiful flowers to put on your kitchen table — these timeless pieces will last forever & will always remind you of your favorite bits of Shanghai.
French Dragon offers handmade ceramics to beautify your everyday moments at home!
Made and painted by hand by French artist Laure-Anne, these are precious Shanghai souvenirs you‘ll want to keep for life.
Fall in love with their mix of pīnyīn & English, and their poetic Chinese inspired illustrations!
Ever wondered which is more energy efficient — WASHING DISHES by hand vs. putting them through the DISHWASHER?
Put down the sponge friends, because running your dishes through the dishwasher is actually more efficient than doing them by hand!
We use about 8 to 27 gallons of water washing dishes by hand alone, depending on your faucet and how much you let the water run.
Always check your appliances for leaks or drips!
A faucet that drips once per second wastes over five gallons of water per day for a whopping 2,082 gallons per year.
We all do it. We all have that leftover pasta we meant to eat, and then it started growing mold before we knew it. But developing a few habits can REDUCE the FOOD WASTE waste created by food left to go bad in your fridge.
- LABEL FOOD
Track the date you bought your food and keep older food near the front of the fridge so you consume it first.
- KEEP MOISTURE OUT
Keep the moisture out of foods like spinach by getting a salad spinner, or making sure your fruits are wiped dry.
- CHECK FOR MOLD
Check for moldy items in your produce or baked goods early and often, before that one bad spot can contaminate the whole container.
- PLASTIC-FREE STORAGE
It's tempting to use plastic ziplock bags to store food, but try switching to stainless steel, glass, or beeswax wrap.
Avoid purchasing pre-prepared or frozen foods which need a lot of plastic packaging and energy to arrive ready-to-eat at your doorstep.
Food miles have risen near the top of eco-friendly food considerations, and the fewer miles from FARM, TO TABLE, the better.
Organic grapes from Chile might taste good in the dead of winter, but consider the pollution caused by flying them to wherever you are.
Cooking your food at home also ensures less plastic, single-use packaging and energy is used to transport to you.
Instead of shelling out for bottled water [we’re talking both the individual bottles and the large ones you have delivered each week] get a FILTER PITCHER or a filter for your TAP.
We love GREENWAVE's selection of filters for the home.
Scan the QR code to
shop Greenwave filters (WeChat)
On average, the kitchen generates the most waste of any room in your house; for one of the main reasons, look no further at the excessive packaging on supermarket shelves. But fear not, it's not as hard as it may seem to cut back on waste.
STEP 1: refuse excessive packaging by TAKING YOUR OWN BAG, buying fresh, unwrapped produce, and thinking carefully about how the purchases you're making are wrapped up.
Boomí Grocery Bags
STEP 2: AVOID OVER-SIZED PORTIONS; if you are regularly throwing food away then you are buying, and cooking, too much.
STEP 3: REUSE PACKAGING, like old glass jars or bottles, grocery bags
The Illustrated Guide To Zero Waste
This illustrated booklet is a clear and handy guide to encourage you to live a more environmentally-friendly, Zero Waste lifestyle.
18 pages packed with:
A lot of tips
... and a lifetime of good use ;-)
This item is available on our WeChat shop. Scan the QR code:
Don't forget that 8.8% of our revenue goes directly to our Boomi Forest Initiative.
You can also donate a tree for 3.50 USD here.
This is our current progress as of June 6th, 2020.
Follow us on WeChat by scanning the QR code, or subscribe to our newsletter on our Home Page here.
Original article posted on Boomi Official (WeChat) by Olivia Plotnick.