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Tips for a Greener Kitchen

Your kitchen combines many of today's environmental concerns such as energy consumption (your fridge uses more energy than any other appliance in your home), waste, toxics and genetic engineering. Here are some tips for a healthy lifestyle and a cleaner environment.

Save Energy - General Kitchen Water & Waste

1. Reuse glass jars, plastic food tubs, and zip lock bags.

2. Use several cloth napkins instead of paper towels.

3. Use a reusable hemp or gold coffee filter instead of paper coffee filters.

4. Fill a bowl with cold water to wash fruit and vegetables with instead of running water from the faucet over them.

5. Turn the faucet on at a fraction of full volume for things like washing hands and rinsing dishes to save considerable amounts of water. Or better yet, keep a bowl of water in the sink while preparing food for quickly rinsing your hands.

6. Buy in bulk whenever possible to save on excess packaging as well as money. Buy vegetables loose, not in plastic bags.

7. Avoid plastic containers, they are made of different types of plastic which are costly and difficult to separate and recycle.

8. Keep a covered container of water in the fridge for drinking - you won’t have to run the tap until the water is cold every time you want a drink.

9. Compost scraps for use in your garden. Don’t throw out all of those scraps; save landfill space & make your own rich potting soil (Click here for composting tips).

10. Don’t remodel with new materials. Consider cabinets, flooring, and countertops made of recycled and renewable resources.

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