We all are used to cooking in a comfortable, easy, but sometimes very wasteful way. Here are a few tips that you might not have even thought about.
Have a look, and try it out!
Do what you can, one step at a time
Use silicone mats for baking instead of paper or aluminum foil. They are reusable and therefor way more ecological!
Keep glass jars to store food in, you can even use them to freeze produce in! Just make sure not to fill them completely, whilst freezing water spreads and the jar might explode!
Reuse the plastic bags you already got multiple times for storing salad (keeps longer) or resting dough... You can also wash them in between!
Lightly oil your Tupperwares before you put sauces or similar stuff inside, so it won't stick to it. You'll be happy when you have to clean it!
Use beeswax wrappers instead of foil. These are easy to make out of old bits of cloth, and last for months!
fresh vegetables, like carrot, beetroot, celery, potatoes, and so on don't need to be peeled! Just give them a good wash and do without the annoying peeling!
Use your water from cooking pasta, potatoes, and grains for washing dishes! The starch helps unstick dirt - don't believe me? Try it!
Use reusable metal or glass bottles instead of buying PET bottles all the time. Glass is also something to avoid buying and discarding regularly. Though less harmful than PET, glass is much harder to recycle, and heavier to transport, making it a CO2 nightmare.
Love to drink with a straw? There are a few alternatives to the typical plastic one like metal, bamboo, glass, and so on.
Store veggies (other than salad and mushrooms) somewhere other than the fridge. You safe energy to keep them cool, and see right in front of you, which one needs to be used next!
Vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, and cabbage are best stored in cooler areas like the cellar.