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Kitchen Tips for Saving the Planet

Follow these 12 tips to reduce, reuse, and recycle, save energy and use less water!

  1. Drink milk and other beverages bottled in plastic, and recycle the containers.
  2. Purchase products that use recycled packaging, like yogurt in plastic containers.
  3. Pack sandwiches in reusable containers instead of sandwich bags or sandwich wrap.
  4. Reuse grocery bags or better yet, bring your own reusable bags to the store.
  5. Cook in one pot. You wash fewer dishes and use less energy.
  6. Cook large amounts and freeze the extra. Cooking and only reheating later saves energy.
  7. Boil only the amount of water you need and cover the pot when you boil it.
  8. Cook once and eat as a family. It saves energy and kids reap the benefits of family meals, including better nutrition.
  9. Turn off the lights when you leave the kitchen.
  10. Unplug appliances, like the toaster oven and coffee maker when not using them.
  11. Plan meals ahead of time. It saves last minute trips to the grocery store or the scramble to fast foods or pre packaged meals.
  12. Wash only full dishwasher loads.