5 Top Tips For A Sustainable Freezer
Our freezers are lifesavers when it comes to avoiding food waste, but what are some other hacks to ensure we get the most out of our freezers? Here are our favourite hacks for an eco-friendly freezer.
Make sure its positioned in the right place
Freezers and fridges use more energy if they’re put in warmer places, naturally. So, it might be worth seeing if you can move your freezer away from sunny windows and spots in your kitchen to one of the cooler corners of your kitchen.
Do a freezer audit
Sometimes (especially with bigger units) you can forget what exactly is in your freezer, and if you’re running out of space, you may be inclined to throw away certain foods that could’ve otherwise been frozen. Make sure you do a fridge audit to get rid of the odds and ends that may be lurking in your freezer draws that is way past its sell-by date to make way for new foods you’ll actually eat in time.
Fill it up!
Though a freezer audit is necessary, one of the most sustainable hacks you can do is actually just make sure your freezer is full. It is more energy-efficient to have a full freezer than an empty one, so go ahead and get freezing where you can.
Invest in/reuse good containers
Making room in your freezer is also a way of keeping it green. Bulky containers mean taking up unnecessary space which makes it to do the previous tip — fill it up. Get your Tetris hat on and use appropriate contains to ensure you organise your freezer efficiently and avoid throwing away fresh food instead of freezing due to a lack of freezer space.
Buy an energy-efficient freezer
Buying a new freezer may seem extreme, but replacing an old model with one that is specifically designed to be energy efficient will actually save lots of energy (and will be pay for itself as your energy bill will be less).
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.