How to reduce waste at home
Towards a more sustainable routine
In the last few years, the awareness towards a more sustainable behavior has been growing and growing with many people attempting to switch to a more environmentally friendly routine.
In fact, many of the decisions we make in our everyday lives have a major impact on both the environment and our home bills. Although a full zero-waste lifestyle might almost sound impossible to many, small changes can be made in order to save some money and respect the environment.
Here are some of them.
Use energy efficient appliances
If you are about to buy a new washing machine, dryer, fridge or other home appliances, you might want to consider buying one with a high energy class and therefore a good energy efficiency. Yes they may be more expensive but don’t let the price tag fool you, you will manage to save more money with energy efficient appliances as they consume less compared to lower classes, making them more cost effective in the long run.
For example, Hoover H-WASH 500 offers the highest achievable new A rated Energy efficiency, the best in its category, reducing consumption starting from 51% compared to a G class.
Organize your fridge
A well-organized fridge means not only less food waste, but also less energy waste: storing food in the right spot will make it easier for the refrigerator to keep a homogeneous temperature so it will have to work less. In general, top and middle shelves should be dedicated to ready-to-eat food such as dairy products, cooked or packaged food or leftovers. The bottom shelf is ideal for raw meat and fish, while the drawers are perfect for fruit and vegetables.
Remember to keep everything wrapped up to avoid contamination and keep your items fresh for longer.
Make a meal plan
How many times have you gone to the groceries to shop for your dinner and then went back home to find your fridge full of food you will eventually have to throw away? Preparing a weekly schedule for your meals is a good way to avoid this and prevent food from going to waste.
Hoover H-KEEPHEAT is a good ally for your meal prep: its Exever technology allows you to cook and then preserve your dishes in the oven at serving temperature up to 7 days.
Be creative! Reuse and recycle everyday items that would otherwise go in the bin. Empty plastic bottles can turn into planters for flowers and herbs or old newspapers can be used as wrapping papers.
H-DRY 500 for example, allows you to reuse water from the drying cycle thanks to the newly designed way to empty the water tank Aquavision.