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5 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly In The Kitchen

5 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly In The Kitchen

Make Use of Your Kitchen Scraps

Save those food scraps! Well, at least some of them. Save your vegetable scraps in an eco-friendly container in the freezer until it's full. Then add the scraps to a pot and fill with water until just covered. Boil the scraps for 30 minutes & remove solids with a slotted spoon or strainer. This homemade Vegetable Broth will stay in your fridge for 4 days, or freeze for at least 3 months.

Start Using a Compost Bin

Did you know that around 70% of household & yard waste can be composted? Pick up this habit for an all-natural way to fertilize your garden or flowers. Having a tabletop compost bin is an easy reminder to be eco-friendly and redirect your fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, moldy bread, stale crackers and cereal and more away from the trash can and the landfills. 

Switch to Reusable Containers & Utensils 

As we move back into the office, or just on to go, be mindful of your single use plastics while eating lunch at work, school, or on the go! Set yourself up for eco-friendly success and keep a travel set of utensils in your lunch bag, car, or backpack to cut down on the single use plastics!

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Swap Single-Use Paper Towels for Multi-Use Swedish Dish Cloths

Wet-it cloths are designed to absorb like a sponge and wipe like a cloth, replacing the need for ordinary paper towels and sponges. The cloths are extremely versatile, streak-free, lint-free and stylish. Not only that, they are reusable, sustainable, biodegradable and compostable.
There are multiple ways to clean your cloths once dirtied:

  1. Place cloth on top rack of dishwasher then let air dry

  2. Put cloth in the washing machine with other kitchen textiles

  3. Wet the cloth and place in microwave for 3 minutes (CAUTION: the cloth will be very hot)

  4. Place into a boiling pot of water

The cloths can also be dried in the dryer, but expect minimal shrinkage as the cloth contains cotton!

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Kick Teflon to the Curb, for good!

Yes, it's convenient because of it's non-stick properties! But by now it is well-known that not only do some cheap coatings release toxic chemicals, but they also tend to damage easier and therefore need to be replaced more often. Next time your teflon non-stick pan needs replaced, consider a more sustainable option, such as cast iron, stainless steel or new mineral enforced granitium coating on Ballarini's Parma Plus Pans.

 

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