We should all be doing as much as we can to be environmentally friendly as we can all now see the damage we have already done to the planet. We have been merrily polluting the oceans and the air we breathe, using up the earths finite fossil fuels and clogging the place up with non degradable products such as plastic bags. So today we thought we would share with you some ideas on how to be as green as possible in the kitchen area, so here goes:
Everthing`s Gone Green In The Kitchen
Paper towels are made from trees and are such a waste, so it would be far better if we changes to using linen that we can wash and reuse.
Why not grow your own herbs in your kitchen window or in your back garden? Herbs freshly picked will always give you more flavour than those you purchase from a supermarket.
Stop buying plastic containers to store food and drink ingredients in, you can use glass or ceramic containers instead for example.
You can cut down the amount of gas or electricity you use too if you think about how you are making your meals. Try to use smaller baking dishes as food will take a lot longer to cook in oversized dishes. Also try cooking more than one meal at the same time then you are only cooking once for two or three meals which you can warm up for another time or day.
Stop playing around with that oven door! If you keep opening the oven door you will be losing a whole lot of heat every time you do so. You can see through the glass in your oven door most of the time so there is no need to waste all that valuable energy by continually opening and shutting the oven door.
Get rid of all those strong chemical cleaners that can sometimes do more damage than good and go back to using warm, soapy water to clean your kitchen with, much more eco-friendly.
Any left over food you can either take down to your local food shelter or food bank if it is still OK, or failing that use leftover fruit and vegetables for compost.
Use recycled timber for your kitchen cabinets.
Use energy efficient LED lighting in your kitchen to cut bills and use less energy.
We hope these tips have given you food for thought. As ever, for help with designing your kitchen or bedrooms you can contact us here in the first instance for a no obligation chat on 028 3884 9933.