6 Hacks To Make Your Kitchen More Waste Friendly
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Do you want to stop wasting anything and everything in your kitchen? It calls for a great deal of ingenuity, preparation, and strategy. Your refrigerator probably has a lot of odd things that you don't know how to use before they go wrong, whether or not you're an adventurous culinary wizard. 

If you're not into food composting, there are plenty of other easy ways to freeze or reuse materials. And they become automatic as you develop the habit. You sure do need to work your way to attain zero wastage! 

It resembles a game. And hey, consider Mother Nature giving you back for all your extra love and support if you shave a few bucks off your grocery bill meanwhile by reusing them.

You would then wonder how one might save the planet using their kitchen. It's all about taking small steps. To help you get started, consider these few tricks to try.

Attain Zero Waste Kitchen: Start With These 6 Simple Steps

1. Compost

While cooking, keep a large bowl nearby to add any stems, seeds, peels, and leftover food you want to gather for compost. Nothing will inadvertently end up in the trash or down the garbage disposal this way. Food scraps are generally what you toss out the most regarding kitchen trash. Food waste makes up 20% of the US trash stream. Because most landfills are so densely populated, they provide an oxygen-free atmosphere. Instead, these materials break down without oxygen, releasing methane gas as a byproduct. 

2. Recyclable and Compostable Cleaning Supplies

Dishwash your kitchen and dishes without polluting the surroundings! Replace single-use plastic sponges and paper towels with reusable ones, copper scrubbers, or biodegradable wooden dish brushes. Additionally, you can always make a nontoxic natural cleaning using baking soda and lemon. Also, vinegar and baking soda and many other natural cleaners are good to use too. 

3. Fine Vintage Cookware

Modern devices like Teflon pans with a plastic coating are not worth the trouble because they are known to break often and have an uncertain lifespan. Alternatively, use time-tested cookware like cast iron pans. Cast irons are incredibly durable and can be used as a weapon if someone tries to pull pranks on me in the kitchen. 

4. Reusable Containers For Storage

Food waste can be reduced by extending its shelf life through proper and secure storage. Look for glass, metal, or silicone containers instead of ones made of harmful plastic. Glass containers would be a preferable choice if you're taking your food to-go and want to microwave it later; if weight is more of a concern, choose silicone or metal containers.

5. A Reusable Cup for Coffee

In addition to being more environmentally friendly, reusable coffee cups have benefits like spill resistance and the ability to hold hot coffee for an extended period. It also tastes better when consumed from a beautiful container. Insulated cups for smoothies and iced coffee are also helpful for keeping beverages cool.

6. Jars 

A Zero Waste kitchen wouldn't be complete without the classic mason jar. Jars carry food on the go, preserve leftovers, and store large quantities. Food can even be frozen in these. Allow frozen growth by leaving a few inches of room at the top! Mason jars can be found at thrift stores. If not, just wash and repurpose pickles, peanut butter, and spaghetti sauce jars!

Sure, a zero waste kitchen is a long way to go. But these tricks can get you started with many good habits that will last long in the journey. Try out other creative ways you think can help you handle the goal you are looking for: being a superhero, saving the world.