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What do you need for a more sustainable eco-friendly kitchen?

Fewer kitchen utensils & more eco-friendly materials

One kilogram of rubbish is produced by each human being on a daily basis; about 2 billion tons of waste is created each year. 16 percent of the population from nations with a good level of life generates a third of all garbage. Furthermore, trash production is expected to rise by a further 70% in the coming years, according to current projections.

However, environmental stewardship is quickly rising to the top of the priority list for many businesses. Moreover, the green economy has the potential to become the dominating sector of the next decade, attracting investment, spawning start-ups, and resulting in significant technical advances.

Take a short look at the quantity of your kitchen utensil and try to count how many of them you really use on a daily basis. 

Use this formula: number of kitchen utensils you use / number of utensils you own * 100. 

For example, before the start of eco-friendly living our product tester had 75 kitchen utensils, and used 11 during his days which means that only 14.6% of his kitchen cutlery was useful, while 85.3% were basically garbage. Donate your unnecessary utensils or exchange them for something useful on eBay. Less impulsive purchase of things you don’t really need – will help our planet as you create less waste, and lead corporations to less production that lowers the carbon print.

Use bamboo wood for your kitchen utensils. The bamboo collection does not harm the planet due to its nature, as it’s a fast-growing plant that needs days to grow, not years. This is the best alternative to natural wood that was sacrificed by a living tree, or plastic, that kills 100 million marine animals every year. That really makes a difference, according to Royal Craft Wood philosophy. 

Shorten the miles to your table

Nowadays, food miles are near the top of the list of eco-friendly food considerations, and the fewer distances from farm to table, the better it is for the environment. It might taste good to eat organic grapes from Chile in the dead of winter, but consider the environmental impact that comes with having them flown to where you are. We recommend purchasing your food from local farmers’ markets or community-supported agricultural co-ops when possible.

Bulk shopping & cooking

As we have said before – the fewer miles your food makes to your dinner – the better for our planet, then why don’t you buy more in one time to reduce the number of rides to a local store and decrease the amount of cooking you do? Cook bulk, but be aware of the amount of your real consumption. This tip has a lot of pros:

  • You cook less on a monthly timeframe – you save your time for what you really like
  • You make fewer rides – you save money on gas and air from pollution
  • You decrease the amount of consumed packaging if you don’t have your own the multi-use packaging
  • Buying bulk saves your money constantly

This is probably the best option to start doing it from right now!

Energy efficiency 

Most percentage of the electricity produced in the United States belongs to coal-burning power plants and you are able to lower the terrible impact they drive our planet by being more energy-efficient. For example, an energy-efficient refrigerator or stove can save double the amount of energy you are using during your cooking process, and a more efficient dishwasher may use a lot less water than you do doing your dishwashing on your own.

Here are some simple tips you may use starting from now:

  • Stop preheating, most of the ovens are getting to the optimal temperature in minutes, not hours as it was in old days, so stay away from it to save energy or gas.
  • Cook during the sunlight. This simple tip will help you lower the electricity bills and save your planet from a horrible carbon impact.
  • Take a look at your kitchen inventory and replace it with more energy-efficient asap.

The following tips were researched and provided by Royal Craft Wood.

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