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How to Make Your Kitchen Green
Use the dishwasher only when it’s full
studies have shown that using a full-load dishwasher can us about 30% less water than washing the dishes by hand. With that being said, it is still wiser to wash your dishes manually if you can’t fill up the dishwasher. The best way to wash your dishes and save water and energy will be to fill up one sink with soapy water and another with rinse water, again only if you have enough dishes to wash.
Buy appliances with the energy star label on them
The energy star label can help you figure out what refrigerator to buy. Look for the one with the energy star and you’ll know it is energy efficient. Appliances with energy star label use significantly less power than other appliances.
Buy high-quality silverware and tools
Saving on your silverware and tools does sound good, but if you buy one good set of tools, that will last you for a long time, instead of replacing your tools every few years, you can save more money in the long run, and save all the waste.
The fact is that in 2010, we had 33 million tons of waste food only in america.
Try not to waste
Not only with your utensils, but with everything in the kitchen. Make sure you plan your trips to the grocery store in advance to avoid excessive purchases. Try to maximize your use of groceries by composting or by labeling your food by expiration dates. The fact is that in 2010, we had 33 million tons of waste food only in america.
Keep your refrigerator door closed
How many times did you find yourself browsing the refrigerator looking for something to eat? You can save a lot of energy by keeping the refrigerator door closed while you figure out what you want to eat. Also make sure that the door is perfectly sealed. You can test the sealing by closing the door on a piece of paper. Try to pull the paper out, if you can pull it easily than the refrigerator door is probably leaking air and you should fix it.