Welcome to the 15th "Green" Tips Message. This message is sent to all subscribing users on a weekly basis providing simple tips on becoming more Green! This article is part of Earth911’s “Green Eight” series, where they showcase eight ways to green your life in various areas.This week's message provides simple tips on:
8 Ways to Green Your Kitchen
1. Set Up Recycling Bins
Over 32 percent of our solid waste is some sort of packaging, and much of this ends up in our kitchen. Depending on your community’s curbside program, you should set up one bin for all recyclables or a different bin for each one. Make sure you are recycling:
2. Compost Food Waste
Putting food waste down the garbage disposal is a better alternative than throwing it in the trash. But disposals use lots of water. An even better option is to compost your organic food waste, including fruit/vegetable remains, egg shells and coffee grounds (avoid meat and dairy). Compost bins produce nutrient-rich soil for your backyard.