Have you ever considered minimising your carbon signature in the kitchen?
Without a doubt, developing a routine that is better for the environment and your well-being is a crucial step to having an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Eating green is an integral component in making your kitchen green, but other elements like energy-efficient food preparation, cleaning habits and using environment-friendly materials are also critical.
When it comes to kitchen eco-friendliness, your equipment doesn’t count as much as your commitment, devotion and experience do. So, start bearing these tips in mind as you embark on a new journey to creating an eco-friendly kitchen!
Use reusable utensils
One notable way to reduce the number of plastics in your kitchen is having the culture of using reusable utensils.
For example, you can jump on the bandwagon and start purchasing those stainless-steel metal straws! You’ll eliminate the use of plastic straws, help reduce their presence in the sea and save the turtles, all while having an elegant straw which looks amazing and has great aesthetic appeal! As simple as an action it is, it is a massive baby step in helping the environment.
Besides your change of cutlery, you could also use paper bags for various purposes. From using them as goodie bags for an upcoming party to packaging if you happen to have a mini food or bakery business at home - let your creative juices flow as you decide on the paper bags’ purpose! At Supply Smiths, we’re a paper bag supplier that’s ready to help you by offering your bags made out of recycled Kraft paper.
Filter your water
A filtration system for your water is an integral component in building an eco-friendly kitchen.
Although in Singapore, we can drink straight from the tap, there is still chlorine present in the water and dirt in the pipes. A water filter helps removes impurities, bacteria and chemicals, which also improves the taste of drinking water!
So instead of buying bottled water, having a water filter in an appropriate location at home will ensure you have clean water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. This is a decision that is cost-saving and also encourages you to become less dependent on plastic bottled water.
Store food with eco-friendly packaging
Using eco-friendly packaging helps protect the environment, reduce overall waste and helps you save money! Moreover, it promotes a healthy lifestyle as it prevents exposure of toxic chemicals from your foods.
You can also try stepping up your game and try using biodegradable takeaway food containers when buying food. They are made from natural plant fibres which are eco-friendly and don’t cost the earth.
Do it yourself
In addition to the apparent satisfaction derived from cooking your food, you can experience the freshness and tasty nature of it compared to pre-prepared foods.
Sure enough, you can prepare several pre-prepared foods without them losing any taste - but, there is every reason for you to skip these steps and do everything on your own. Home-cooked food benefits both us and the environment. It helps us eat healthier, save money, and reduces our carbon footprint by cutting down on packaging.
If you have space, go the extra mile and grow your fruits and vegetables using your compost from the kitchen as fertilizer!
If you want to go green in your kitchen, taking the right steps will not only help in contributing to environment conversation – but also encourage a healthier, eco-friendly lifestyle.
And the great news is that these modifications your kitchen uses are friendly, inexpensive and doable. So, let the eco-friendly journey begin by switching things up in your kitchen!