Gallery: 7 Smart and Easy Tips to Green Your Kitchen

 

TIP 7: Invest in quality glass or aluminum food storage containers

Plastic wrap and tin foil may seem like conveniences but they're wasteful and, let's admit it, kind of annoying to use. That's why we recommend reusable glass containers like these microwave-safe Pyrex ones to store leftovers with zero waste and no hassle. Some ahead-of-the-curve families even serve dishes right out of these containers family-style so that at the end of the meal, you just pop the lid on and stick 'em in the fridge. When it's time to reheat, just take the lid off and put it in the microwave. Plus, unlike a box of Saran wrap, they'll last you a lifetime.

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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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