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If you’re trying to live a more eco-friendly life, one of the simplest places to start is in the kitchen. Did you know that food waste accounts for a steep 8-10% of the world’s greenhouse gases? That amount is more than the emissions caused by the plastic we produce (3.8%), the aviation sector (1.9%) and extracting oil (3.8%) — combined. When you consider the fact that, globally, one-third of all our food produced is lost or wasted, it’s clear that we have a lot of work to do with sustainability and one place where we can start is in the kitchen.
Turning our attention to how we buy and use (or waste) groceries is one simple thing we all can do, starting today. And, if you need to be pointed in the direction of some useful information to get you started, we highly suggest checking out OzHarvest.
There are also plenty of eco-friendly swaps you can make with things like the dish cleaner you use, and switching disposable products like cling wrap and baking paper to reusable options. And while we’ll never suggest you ditch everything you currently own and replace it with sustainable options (that kind of defeats the purpose), replacing items as they wear out with more environmentally friendly picks can be a good place to start.
If you’re looking for a helping hand with getting your kitchen stocked, you’ve come to the right place because, thanks to Suncorp Bank, we’re giving away a sweet bundle that’ll do just that. Filled with products, hand-picked from some of Australia’s most clever small businesses — and available from our sustainable online store, BuyGood — this is one prize pack that, frankly, we’d like to win ourselves.
For the chance to take home this eco kitchen bundle, tell us in 25 words or less, what your top kitchen hack is for using up food that’s starting to go bad (and, ultimately, helping you win the war on waste). Whether it’s how you compost or the clever ‘use-it-all-up’ recipe loved by your family — we want to hear it. Terms and conditions apply.
Here’s what is in the eco kitchen bundle:
- Seed and Sprout Hemp Tea Towel Set
- Resparkle Copper Scrubber
- Frank Green Ceramic Water Bottle
- Pottery For the Planet Ceramic Travel Cup
- Zero Co. Dishwashing Liquid Combo
- Koala Eco Multi-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner
- Seed and Sprout Reusable Stretch Lids
- Ever Eco Reusable Silicone Baking Mats
- Sustomi Silicone Food Pouch