Everyone starts somewhere! Here are 3 easy steps to getting started on reducing your kitchen waste today for a better tomorrow.
If you are new to the No Waste journey, or just want to brush up on the basics, then here are my tips for getting started in 3 easy steps!
Identifying the largest waste-producers in your kitchen is the first step towards reducing your waste. Once you know what causes the problem, then you can start working on a solution.
Originally Published On: September 15, 2018
Last Updated On: May 6, 2020
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Ok, now that you’ve downloaded your Welcome Kit, it’s time to work through it. The kit will have all the information you need to help identify the opportunities for improvement in your kitchen.
Some of the worksheets can be done quickly. While others, such as the Trash Audit, take some time to work through.
No matter how you do it, whether in small chunks or all at once, this is where you should start.
If you don’t know the problem, how can you search for a solution?
Getting Started Blog Posts
The following are suggested blog posts to read through if you are just getting started. They are also good reminders of some of the basics of having a No Waste Kitchen.
- What Does “No Waste Kitchen” Mean?
- How to do a Home Trash Audit
- 30 Day Challenge
- Top 10 Swaps for a No Waste Kitchen
- The 5 Rs in No Waste
- How Does Recycling Work?
- No Waste Kitchen on a Budget
- Meal Plan Tips for a No Waste Kitchen
- Food Waste: Top 8 Tips to Avoid Throwing Away Food
The only way to reduce the waste your kitchen outputs is to work on a lifestyle change. It doesn’t happen overnight, and takes a while to become routine.
Make a plan. Take action. Implement small changes. Let the small changes grow into bigger changes. You can do this!
Just remember, even the smallest pebble can create a huge ripple effect. Every choice you make, every tiny victory, can help make the Earth a cleaner place and only helps the health of you and your family.
Browse through the blog for ideas and tips that can help you and your family and share with others who may need that gentle push towards reducing their carbon footprint.
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