New Kitchen Ideas For Reduced And Zero Waste Lifestyles

Posted on: 23 November 2020

Reduced and zero-waste lifestyles are becoming increasingly popular around the world. People are seeing the amounts of plastic and other debris building up around the world. They see the effects it has on the environment and what the long term issues can be for the climate. You may be one of those people and you may be looking for a way to reduce your waste or go fully zero waste. One way to achieve those goals is to go with new kitchen ideas that keep reduced and zero waste in mind. Here are a few of those ideas to consider.

Bulk Bin Cabinet

Buying in bulk doesn't always mean buying a large amount. Sometimes bulk shopping refers to buying items without packaging. For example, you can go to certain stores offering bulk buy bins and purchase oatmeal or beans. You can also purchase spices, salt, nuts, and loose leaf tea or coffee. Buying this way, especially if you use your own jars and tare the weight at the store, means reduced or no waste at all. Your contractor can build cabinets that hold the jars you use for your bulk bin buys. The cabinet design can have several levels, label slots, and use specific jars if you want. 

Hydroponic Herb Garden Wall

The wall space in a kitchen is often ignored. The truth is, that area of space can be used in many different ways in a new kitchen design. For example, you can have your contractor install special shelves or hanging hooks for a hydroponic herb garden. You can use mason jars and the right hydroponic equipment to grow your own herbs, both culinary and medicinal. This idea utilizes the space while yielding zero-waste food items and giving you a natural focal point for the room. 

Hidden Recycling Bins

Recycling is one of the biggest parts of the reduced waste movement. By recycling glass, cardboard, newspapers, and even compost you can help reduce the amount of waste considerably. Your contractor can add a sliding cabinet that hides your different recycling bins. For example, you can have a paper or plastic bin or you can opt to have a hidden composting bin. All of these options will help you reduce waste and keep your kitchen looking streamlined. 

These are just a few of the ideas you can use in your new kitchen. Your contractor can help you decide which ones will be ideal for your plans. They can also discuss the different styles of upgrades. If there is anything you need to know regarding cleaning or financial options you need to consider for the reduced or zero waste upgrades, the contractor can inform you during the consultation.