87% OF PEOPLE WANT TO CLEAN UP THEIR LIVES.
May we suggest starting in the kitchen?
I THINK WE SHOULD SEPARATE…
START WITH SEPARATION.
Separating waste of course... what did you think we meant?! Separating and recycling your waste makes you feel good because you're making a contribution to a better environment. But how do you start? And how do you make it enjoyable?
When separating waste at home, it’s a good idea to check your local council’s website to find out how your waste is collected.
HANDY WITH WASTE...
Divide and rule
Separating waste helps with reuse and recycling of waste, which is great for the environment. Make it easy by dividing your waste in to the groups your council require straight away, with an organised recycling area in your home.
Extend the shelf life of the food you have at home by storing it efficiently. This ensures less waste and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Firstly, use airtight containers for dry foods. Also, you may have heard about not storing bananas next to other fruit. The same goes with onions - don't store onions near potatoes, as both will spoil faster.
You prevent waste with pre-cycling. Buy in bulk, and buy products with less, or no, packaging when possible. Pre-cycling also means reconsidering: ask yourself whether you really need to buy the product with all that unnecessary packaging?
Sort & Go
Capacity: 6L, 12L, 16L, 2x12L (built-in) or 2x16L (built-in). Colours: white, yellow, grey or mint.
Bo Pedal Bin
Capacity: 36L, 11+23L, 3x11L. Colours: white, black, grey, steel, yellow, red or cream.
Bo Touch Bin
Capacity: 36L, 11+23L, 3x11L, 2x30L, 60L. Colours: white, black, grey, steel, yellow, red or cream.
Be creative with cartons
You know that egg cartons belong in the recycle bin or on the compost heap. But why not keep them a little longer? Use them as a seedling starter or to store your Christmas decorations.
Prevent waste; use products that you can refill. Pepper and salt mills, a reusable water bottle, a lunch box, storage jars or a nice coffee mug.
Keep the leftovers
Don't throw away leftover food! Instead, keep leftovers in reusable tupperware and jars. If you use tupperware that you can heat, you also save on washing-up. Bonus!
Do you have too much stuff that you don't use or wear anymore? Your friends probably do too! Organise an exchange party and give your things a second lease in life in a home where they might be more appreciated. It's fun, economical, environmentally friendly and a nice excuse to tidy out your cupboards and drawers.
No too much
Measure foods out, such as rice and pasta, before cooking. In doing so, you won't cook (or eat) too much. Another tip: store vegetable leftovers in the freezer until you have enough for a hearty vegetable soup.