All over the world, people are looking for greener solutions. In the UK, for instance, the government is planning to stop supporting fossil-fueled vehicles by 2040. Most governmental institutions around the world are offering grants to homeowners who are ready to install renewable solutions to reduce their consumption of energy. And the effects of global warming on wildlife species are so severe that more and more wildlife organizations are noticing an increase in volunteers and donors. It’s fair to say that planet Earth has switched on its green light for nature and life and is looking at ways to protect both. Do you know that you can help to reduce waste – and especially food waste – from the comfort of your home? There are in fact three ways for you to reduce food waste durably and visibly in your home and create a positive impact on the planet.
A light green way to dispose of food
The least green of all food disposal options is to research a garbage disposal for your kitchen sink. Garbage disposal solutions offer plenty of advantages, especially taking care of suspicious food found in the fridge and that you can’t bear to keep any longer. But more importantly, they facilitate the overall waste treatment and make it more effective. In comparison to the regular trashcan, a sink disposal allows for recycling as your organic garbage is treated directly via a wastewater plant. Admittedly, the only way your sink disposal can be green and eco-friendly is if you use it only and restrictively for organic waste. Plastic packages, for instance, should not be thrown down the sink! Use it instead while rinsing your plates before putting them in the dishwasher.
A super green way to repurpose for the garden
If you’re looking for a greener way of recycling your organic garbage, then you need to try to compost kitchen waste. Composting your food waste is relatively easy and can help you to boost your garden as it provides complete food for the soil. Depending on the type of food waste you have, you can choose options from worm composting to organic material compost. And another little tip to help you maximize your compost efforts: You can get rid of unwanted wine and juices directly in your compost box or bin! Adding organic liquids will help to create a nutritional compost for your soil and potted plants.
The friendliest and greener way to reduce food waste
The options above tend to focus on managing food waste once it has been eaten or if it can’t be eaten. However, the best way to keep your food waste green and friendly is to reduce the waste altogether. People throw away food because they buy too much in the first place. If you tend to buy too much, you could look for food banks and food pantries options to donate the extra food. Food charities help homeless people and families with a low income to eat regularly. Maybe your extra vegetables, bread, milk or pack of pasta could make a difference between eating and starving for those who need it.
Give your food management a green and people-friendly treatment. From nourishing the flowers on your window sill to putting a smile on a homeless person’s face, there’s plenty you can do to make the world a greener and better place for everyone.