We love talking about how cutting down on plastic is a great way to save the planet, but today we are bringing you a few unique ways to save the planet all from the comfort of your own kitchen.
1. Fill the Dishwasher:
When you fill the dishwasher, make sure to fill it all the way because the less you use the dishwasher, the less energy you use.
2. Keep your Fridge Frost Free:
If your fridge is filled with frost, it actually uses more energy to keep it cool, so go frost free!
3. Keep your Fridge Less Sunny:
While we are on the topic of fridges, keeping your fridge out of direct sunlight also cuts down on energy use.
4. Create Compost:
Forget buying compost from the store, you can make your own compost from leftover fruits and vegetables. Plus, this creates less waste.
5. Nurture some Herbs:
Having an herb garden (or any plant) in your kitchen helps with the air quality, but herbs are especially a treat because once they grow, you have fresh flavors to cook with!
6. Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products:
Harmful chemicals are a no go for a healthy environment. Check out these cleaning products for an inexpensive way to keep a clean and healthy kitchen.
7. Have Regular Maintence Done on Appliances:
By keeping your appliances in tip-top shape, you are reducing the need to buy replacements, and therefore reducing your carbon footprint.
There are so many more ways that you can save the planet, but we hope you enjoyed this list of a few easy things you can do that will change your kitchen’s (and the planet’s) life!