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How to Create a Zero-Waste Kitchen


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Elena
- 618 days ago - naturalhomeandgarden.com
Planning well is the first step toward a waste-free kitchen. Consider all of the waste your kitchen produces--trash, food waste, water waste--and how you can process it on-site.



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Carole K. (200)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 10:52 pm
Noted & thoroughly enjoyed the reading of this article. I feel affirmed in that our family is already doing most of these procedures as they apply to our situation. Our waste is next to nothing; but, sadly, I did not find anything new since we have put into practice all of the suggestions. We are fortunate where we live that the recycling is easy in that they sort glass/ metal/ plastic on site, which means no sorting for consumers. Why would anyone NOT recycle when it's that easy to do? TY, Elena. Good article!
 

Azaima A. (217)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 8:33 am
thanks
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 1:05 pm
Thanks , trying hard !!
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 3:50 pm
Thanks Elena--great post.
 

aj E. (162)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 4:00 pm
ty
 

Tom Edgar (56)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 5:34 pm
Oh Heck I've been doing this for decades. Unused food either goes to my fowls or into the worm box, I've always cooked on a slow combustion wood fuelled stove that also heats my house water, the fuel for this is from mainly dead trees I cut on my property, or I split from delivered timber from trees ringbarked fifty years ago. My dish washing water, contained in a bowl is mostly thrown onto the garden, where it either breaks down, or any edible waste in the water is devoured by insects or birds. Tea and coffee grounds go the same way as they are only vegetable matter. The ashes of my dead wife and two sons are scattered on the hill behind me making their final contribution to the health of the soil and not consuming senseless material for headstones, hopefully in the not too distant future I will join them. As my wife would often remark at my lack of gardening abilities. "Tom has two BLACK thumbs." So maybe my ashes will do to kill the weeds.
 

Heather Rasm (5)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 5:48 pm
Many great tips. Thanks for the post!
 

Gvapo T. (21)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 5:50 am
thanks for the article :)
 

Dean M. (0)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 8:37 am
I do a lot already but this article inspires me to do even more.
 

Kathleen R. (130)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 11:55 am
noted
 

Alicia N. (87)
Monday August 13, 2012, 12:40 pm
Thanks for the tips
 
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