The Planet-Friendly Kitchen is a sweet little guide on how to run a zero-waste kitchen and shop with a conscience. With resources stretched to the limit, nature suffers unless we change our food and shopping habits. If you feel you are bombarded with mixed messages, this book can help.
Before cooking, read food safety for people & pets. For dishwash, cleaners and laundry products, choose choose unscented for pregnancy/nursing/babies and affected medical conditions. Avoid essential oil cleaners near pets (citrus is toxic).
The Zero-Waste Kitchen features lots of tips plus meal-planning hacks, simple ways to store food for maximum freshness, ideas for growing fruits and veggies (from scraps you may otherwise throw away), an A to Z guide to common leftovers, and easy recipes to use up ingredients.
Crunch Time is a book by London veggie scheme OddBox, ideal to use if you’ve scanned a recipe then decided not to bother, because you’re missing one ingredient – or you buy a pack of peppers when you only needed one, and the rest go off in the back of the fridge. This leads to food waste, so food-waste disruptor Martyn Odell is here to help you make wonky lasagnes to chuck-it-all-in lasagnes.
crafty items for the zero waste kitchen
Zero Waste Kitchen is a lovely creative guide away from food, with plenty of ideas. Use sewing, crochet, patchwork and upccyling to create paper caddy liners for food waste, pots for growing kitchen herbs from empty bottles, handy storage pockets (made from old clothes) and a unique practical apron, made from an old pair of thrifted curtains.