Gallery: 7 Smart and Easy Tips to Green Your Kitchen

 

TIP 2: Install sensor faucets or foot pedals

In our last tip, we mentioned that using a dishwasher has actually been found to be more water efficient than hand washing, but that's really only true if you're washing a full load of dishes. If you live alone or just don't have that many dishes to wash, hand washing is probably the way to go. A smart way to control the amount of water you're using is to install sensor faucets or foot pedal-activated faucets. If you think about how much water we waste when just washing one dish because there's no way to turn the water off with our hands full, it's easy to see how handy it would be to be able to control the water flow with our feet or a tap of the wrist. Motion-activated and foot faucets also give you the added bonus of not having to touch a sink handle with your hand, which is perfect for people who have kids, pets or other walking germ factories in their households.

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8 Comments

  1. greenisgood2 September 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    One fun way to green your kitchen, is to grow a pet TickleMe Plant and watch how the leaves fold together when you Tickle It.
    The TickleMe Plant is real and easy to grow.

  2. anhsmith September 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I am going to make the Triage Box when I get home from work! I hate hate hate throwing food away and I think this will help.

  3. Alyssa Alimurung September 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Love the triage box and foot pedals!

  4. Andrew Michler September 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Just heard how foot pedals for the sink are the best way to save water in a busy kitchen.

  5. mollcott September 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Foot pedal faucets sound like an awesome idea!! Great tip!

  6. Jill Fehrenbacher September 11, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Love the triage box!!!!!

  7. Kristine Lofgren September 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

    The triage system is so smart! Great ideas.

  8. Diane Pham September 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

    great tips. love the triage box idea. nothing more depressing than finding yummy cheese rotting in the darkest corner of your fridge….

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