Go Green in the Kitchen

Healthy Home
on April 1, 2010

Cover wisely. Instead of covering a dish with plastic wrap before you put it in the refrigerator or microwave, go green by topping it with a ceramic plate instead. It works well and is reusable.
Be mindful of water. Washing dishes by hand can use as much as 2 gallons of water per minute. Instead of keeping the tap running, fill a dirty bowl with soapy water. Wash as many dishes as you can, then rinse them at the same time. If you’re using a dishwasher (new Energy Star dishwashers use about 6 gallons of water per cycle), make sure you’re washing a full load.
Go green at the grocery store. Taking your own bags to the grocery store sounds simple, but if every person in America used a reusable tote for just one shopping trip per week for one year, we could keep about 16 billion bags out of our landfills.

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