5 ways to Create a Waste-Free Kitchen
We love spending time in the kitchen and preparing delicious meals. But we are not aware of how much food we waste during the day while doing these things. It is difficult to achieve a 100% waste-free kitchen. However, we can reduce waste by following some simple steps.
Infocus Kitchen&Bath suggests 5 Waste-Free Kitchen tips for you.
1. Create a list before shopping
Waste-Free Kitchen starts with the right shopping. Preparing a list before shopping prevents you from buying the product you don’t need. Think twice before you buy anything. If your answer is “No” when you ask yourself is it very important for me to buy it? Stop buying.
2. Buy as much as you need daily
We can prevent unnecessary consumption by buying as much product as we will consume. Do not buy new fruits and vegetables if they are already in your kitchen. In this way, you can both consume fresh products every day and prevent the spoilage of the excess food.
3. Try to Give Up Disposable Products
Especially when using products such as paper towels or tea bags, we accumulate a lot of waste in our kitchens unconsciously. You can use dry tea instead of tea bags. Instead of paper towels, you can buy washable kitchen cloths.
4. Store the food in your kitchen with the right methods
First of all, we must choose suitable places in the fridge to preserve food. For example, if you are not going to consume protein-heavy foods, fish, meat, milk and dairy products in three days, you can put them in the freezer. Otherwise, it will lose its nutritional value. You can store potatoes, onions, and garlic in a box at room temperature,in a dark place.
5. Evaluate every product you have in the kitchen
There are many sides to the evaluation. For example, there is always a cloth bag or a pochette in the kitchen. If you can put them in a corner of the handbag, you can use them when you go shopping. And also using glass boxes or jars as a storage container instead of a new stretch film each time it will help you to achieve your purpose.