How to recycle food waste efficiently and take care of the environment
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April 22, 2020
Let’s use this time at home to improve our recycling habits and care for the environment.
In Europe, we generate around 200 kilos of waste per person per year. Now more than ever, we should work together to reduce waste, including food waste. Here are some tips from our Silestone Institute, an international platform for research.
The Silestone Institute recommends:
The 3 “Rs” of ecology: reduce, reuse and recycle:
- Reduce the consumption of products to help conserve natural resources while also reducing pollution of the environment.
- Reuse products where possible.
- Recycle waste materials that can be processed and made into new products, this helps reduce contamination and gives the initial product a new purpose.
Tips to recycle food waste:
Remember to correctly separate waste for recycling. For this, we must be very clear about what we are separating and where we must deposit each product:
- Pay attention to the expiration dates of foods to consume the foods that are about to expire first.
- Only serve portions of food that we are going to eat to avoid excess food waste.
- Try to buy long-lasting food, but be conscious of hoarding too much of one product.
- Create new and varied dishes to make the most of the food already in your fridge and therefore avoid waste.
The kitchen is the area of the house that generates the most waste, which is why we must become aware of the importance of not wasting food by making responsible purchases and making effort to reuse materials.
Less waste, more use and less pollution.