In pole position there is certainly limiting the use of plastic which after steel and cement is the third most widespread human material on Earth. Going back to using the dear old glass bottles or water bottles , which in recent times have also become a trendy accessory, we would significantly reduce the consumption of plastic. Once we think about the container, let’s move on to the content. In fact, the second suggestion is to install state- of-the-art taps in the kitchen such as the 4N1 Touch series which delivers absolutely healthy and cheap filtered water.
Preventing waste by better preserving food is another green gesture suitable for the whole family. The UN reveals that 1.3 billion tons are thrown away each year and that the largest slice of food that ends up directly from the shopping cart is concentrated in the kitchens. Strange to say, but foods communicate by helping us in this task. For example, banana, avocado and peach release ethylene gas which acts as a ripening hormone on surrounding foods. That is why it is advisable to keep them separate. Storing potatoes together with apples ensures that the former are kept longer by counteracting the formation of sprouts. Better not to wash the fruit before putting it in the fridge while for the vegetables you just have to dry them.
Continuing to talk about food, the disposal of leftovers also has a cost for the environment. In fact, food waste that ends up in landfills produces methane, a gas 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. A possible solution, suggested by InSinkErator, is the household waste shredder or food sink that manages organic residues by shredding them to a semi-liquid stage and eliminating them through the sink drain. An intelligent tool that the US brand invented exactly 80 years ago and which has made it possible to eliminate the equivalent by weight of 1000 ocean liners from landfills. In the United States, for example, 50% of households own one, in New Zealand 34% and in Australia 20%. In the USA, for example, where 80% of the new homes have a sink, cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Tacoma, Milwaukee and Boston have had tests carried out to verify their effectiveness and the data are clear. With the sink, the amount of food waste is reduced by 30%.
Even designing and organizing the home in the name of eco-sustainable design allows you to combine style and attention to the environment. They range from household appliances to new generation gas cooker components, from 100% recycled seats to wood paneling as a green element with unmatched insulating qualities.