When we think of alfresco dining, we usually think of going back to nature and sustainable living. However, eating outside and enjoying a more natural lifestyle can come with some responsibility when it comes to looking after the environment. There are things we can do to reduce our impact.
Grill with Gas
Some charcoal barbecues can produce high emissions that are not at all eco-friendly. As well as the air pollution, some charcoal is imported and may be derived from illegal or unsustainable logging practices.
Switching over to a gas BBQ can reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to charcoal. You can enjoy the great taste and satisfaction of outdoor cooking while saving the environment.
Cook with Wood
While using a gas grill can be a great alternative to charcoal, there is something to be said about the taste of a juicy steak cooked on a real wood-fired barbecue.
Swap Your Gas Patio Heaters for a Fire Pit
Wanting to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle during the colder months can be a challenge. A lot of people will opt for gas patio heaters to enjoy a comfortable outdoor experience. However, with long periods of continuous use, they increase greenhouse gas emissions. In just 2 hours a patio heater can produce 7kg of carbon dioxide.
Instead try the Morso Ignis Fire Pit or the Kamino Outdoor Fireplace. If you are burning good dry wood (ideally less than 20% moisture content), they are closer to being carbon neutral compared to gas or coal. The Kamino gives off enough natural heat to keep everyone cosy and with the addition of the Morso Tuscan Grill, you can also use it to cook. The Morso Fire Pot is another great solution that is simple and effective.
Stop Using Disposable Barbeques
One of the biggest contributors to waste during the summertime is disposable barbecues. They’re made from non-biodegradable materials and let’s face it, not very good.
We recommend the Morso Grill ’71 Table, it’s the right size to be taken anywhere. Picnics at the park or at the beach, it sits nicely on a table top and is easily transportable. Best of all, it can be used over and over again without producing any unneeded waste.
It’s not always easy when it comes to reducing our waste and being environmentally friendly. But making small changes can contribute in a large way if we all do our part.