With Earth Hour on 24th March, the IUIGA team wants to take this opportunity to share our love for Mother Nature. Most of the resources we use everyday comes from the environment, and regardless of whether you are an individual or a business, we all have to do our part to protect the world around us. With our influence and following, we want to take the responsibility and spread the importance of conserving the earth. Hence, here are some kitchen tips that can help save the earth.
Invest in a reusable coffee filter
A large portion of paper filters are chlorine-bleached, and end up in landfills. These filters then seep trace amounts of the chemical dioxins to surrounding plants. More importantly, the nature of disposable coffee filters partly contributes to paper waste that goes to landfills. For a more eco-friendly way to brew your best-tasting cup of coffee, invest in a reusable coffee filter. IUIGA’s Stainless Steel Coffee Filter offers a fuss-free and environmentally friendly coffee making experience.
Reduce food waste
Based on a study by NEA, Singaporean households generate an average of 2.5kg of food waste each week. Instead of letting your food go to waste, store it in reusable food storage containers. Opt for air tight that can keep your food fresh and crisp. With its convenient vacuum-release button, IUIGA’s Food Storage Container is a perfect choice.
Use liquid refill pouches
Cut down on your plastic use by opting for liquid refill pouches. Our local supermarkets offer refill pouches to meet our different needs, including dishwashing soap and laundry detergent. You can avoid purchasing plastic bottles that are often used to store our kitchen soap. Switching to liquid refill pouches offers you an additional bonus: it helps you to save money as refill pouches usually cost lesser than soap bottles.
To ensure convenience, pour your dishwashing soap from its refillable pouch, into a Soap Dispensing Dish Brush. This way, you can easily dole out your supply of dishwashing soap after meal times.
Cut down on tissue paper usage
Soft tissue paper is hard on the environment. If you made a mess in the kitchen, opt for a reusable cloth or recycled tissue paper to wipe your spills. To minimize your contribution to paper waste, choose ultra-absorbent reusable cloths, like IUIGA’s 100% Reusable Washcloths.
Keep your fridge cool
Avoid placing your fridge near a window or near appliances that emit heat. Direct sunlight from your window forces your fridge’s cooling system to consume more energy to keep your food chilled. Home appliances, like ovens and microwaves emit heat, and forces the fridge to consume more electricity. Save the earth (and your money) by placing your fridge in cool and shaded areas.
Use loose tea leaves
Many tea drinkers are blissfully unaware that the teabag from their daily cuppa is sealed using plastic. Additionally, the vast majority of tea bags are non-biodegradable. Instead of tea bags, use loose tea leaves to brew your cup of tea to reduce plastic and wasteful packaging. Furthermore, you also contribute to healthier soil compost as your loose tea leaves can be broken down by Mother Nature. Loose tea leaves can be brewed using tea infusers like IUIGA’s Heatproof Infuser Pot.
While these efforts may seem small, the ripple effect of small things is extraordinary. Let’s all do our part to secure the future of our home.