1000 Flowers for the Planet - #585 Update Your Fridge
If your refrigerator was manufactured before 2001 it is not as efficient as the newer models. An old fridge will be costing you more money than it should, as well as contributing to environmental damage, such as green house gases by using more energy – which we know comes from fossil fuels in most places. If you think replacing your fridge will only serve to damage the environment even more, there are answers to this coming up in Flower #600 Recycle Your Fridge. Meanwhile, take a look at the fridge you have, check when it was manufactured and considered its cost to the environment. When you update to a new fridge, get the highest star rating possible and consider the size you really need. Most people cram their fridges full of unnecessary food waste, which they eventually throw in the bin/trash. This food waste need not exist in the first place, and if you’re using leftovers properly and cooking only what you need to feed your family, you will discover that you really don’t need a huge fridge at all. By thinking smarter about how you function as well as how your fridge functions, you can save money and help the environment.