Create a Zero Waste Kitchen - Sustainable Tips for a more Eco Friendly Home

Updated: Jun 25





You've probably heard of the Zero-Waste life. What is it and why do it? Well, it's a great way to reduce your carbon footprint overall and help maintain a cleaner earth. The biggest factor in zero-waste is reducing your plastic/trash. According to a study done by the University of Georgia, 18 billion pounds of plastic trash winds up in our oceans each year. That's enough trash to cover every foot of coastline around the world with five full trash bags of plastic.


Now I don't know about you, but I do not want my beaches to be landfills. That's why I've been doing my part in living a more zero waste lifestyle. I can still make improvements, but I am consciously focusing on reducing my environmental impact through zero waste ways.


A BIG shift you can make in zero waste is through our kitchens. From a Feng Shui perspective, kitchens are the heart of a home. It's where we storage and create the nourishment our bodies and qi need through food. Food is one of the top purchases people make on a routine basis, and this shift alone can drastically reduce someone's environmental impact.


With the kitchen being such a vital part of our homes and lives, here is your guide to shifting to a zero-waste kitchen.



 


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The biggest shift you can make in terms of having a zero-waste kitchen is how you buy your groceries. An individual spends between $150 - $350 per month on groceries, so you can imagine this impact over a duration of time. With groceries being a replenished item in the kitchen, it's important that we're choosing more eco-friendly options.<