Water waste is hard on our water supply and our sustainability.
Reducing water waste in the kitchen is not as hard as you might think. Some simple steps can help you be more sustainable and efficient in your water use.
Want to reduce water waste in your kitchen? Here’s how.
Good Housekeeping gives the following advice:
- Washing dishes: An efficient dishwasher wins out over hand washing because efficient models use less than 5 gallons per load.
- Recycling water: Reusing those little bits of water you use when you cook – for defrosting, boiling, etc. – can save a few gallons at a time. They add up.
- Saving water: Turn off the tap. It’s that simple. When you’re not using the water, turn off the tap.
- Eat less meat: This one is more complicated. Diet makes up the largest part of your water footprint, especially if you eat meat. Eating less can make a big difference.
Find out how your diet impacts your water footprint with our Water Footprint Calculator and see what eating a little less meat can do to reduce your water use.