FOOD

A KITCHEN MIRACLE

The ‘Taihi’ bin is revolutionizing waste recycling by making it a lot more kitchen-friendly. Food waste bins tend to be a bit messy, a bit ugly and a bit smelly. This device however features a double-lidded system that extracts the liquid from the waste, storing it in a separate compartment. The compartment can then be removed to instantly feed household plants, and also be easily cleaned. It’s also been beautifully designed, so it won’t be an eyesore in your kitchen.

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WHAT A WASTE

Trump may think climate change is a hoax but that hasn’t stopped New Jersey passing a new law requiring the state to develop a plan to cut food waste in half by 2030. 40% of food produced in the U.S. is thrown out.  Not only is that a waste of money and food, but it is also a waste of cropland and energy. Plus, the rotting food releases methane, so it’s a great place to start for a greener future!  

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CLEAN GRILLIN’

As soon as the sun’s out, so are the BBQs. Although they’re a great way to spend a summer’s day they don’t come guilt-free. Traditional charcoal has a huge carbon footprint and is even causing health implications for those inhaling the fumes. The ‘CasusGrill’ however has come to the rescue by using bamboo charcoal – you don’t need as much of plus it emits less CO2. It takes 5 minutes to set up and is biodegradable, so you can grill in peace.

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CONSCIOUS = ZERO WASTE

With daily life becoming more hectic, many people are utilising meal delivery services and welcoming the convenience. Bhagavat Life have created ‘Wellness Meals’ which are not only made from fresh, organic ingredients based on Ayurveda principles but offers completely plastic-free meals. Substituting plastic for meals delivered in reusable bags and stainless steel containers. We would keep reusing these guys if we were you! www.bvtlife.com

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THE URBAN FARMER OF NEW ORLEANS

The devastation left from Hurricane Katrina still haunts the communities of New Orleans today. Meet David Young the urban farmer who is transforming vacant lots in the Lower 9th Ward, into sustainable orchards. These orchards provide free or low cost healthy, affordable food to those who need it. With around 30 plots and having built the largest aquaponics system in New Orleans, over 2,500 pounds of food was given out last year to the local community. capstone118.org

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