1. Compost whatever you can
Compost is comprised of decomposed organic materials. Rich in nutrients and beneficial as a fertilizer and soil conditioner it can be made simply by collecting biodegradable waste from your kitchen. From fruit peels to vegetable cuttings to eggshells and tea leaves, make a list of all that comes from your kitchen and add it to your compost bin.
2. Replace single-use plastic with reusable beeswax wraps
Cling film and plastic zip lock bags are often used in kitchens to keep food fresh, clean and tasty instead why not replace this non-biodegradable terror with organic beeswax wraps that can be washed and reused for up to a year! Beeswax has natural antibacterial properties, protecting food from contamination.
3. Segregate your wet and dry waste
Keep a close eye on what goes into your garbage bin. To make things easy for waste segregation, ensure separation at your home’s level. Dry waste including paper items can go into the compost, while plastic and glass can be sent for recycling, wet waste, on the other hand, can all be turned into compost.
4. Swap tissue paper with cloth
More tissue paper means more trees cut down for processing. To avoid using tissue paper as much as you can, invest in a set of good kitchen towels that can easily absorb wetness. You can even demote old bedsheets and t-shirts after prolonged use, by cutting them into rags.
5. Plan your meals in advance
When you plan ahead, you will save calories, time, money and decrease the amount of food you waste. It’s as simple as planning what you want to eat for all three to four meals the next day. This way you will only use what is readily available to you.