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Since 2002, through its Environmental Management System (UNI EN ISO 14001 certification), L’Erbolario has been committed to minimising the environmental impact of its production activities.
Various solutions have been implemented for this purpose:
Use products with reduced environmental impact, use only the strictly necessary amount and choose the ones that last longer (don’t forget, whatever is left over is waste!)!
Aim for a diet based on fruits and vegetables, reducing your consumption of meat. With just a few solutions we can reduce our weight and greenhouse gas emissions!
Electronic appliances don’t need to stay on standby when they are not being used! Save in the workplace too: set your computer screen to switch off after 2-5 minutes of inactivity.
Correctly and periodically performing maintenance on household appliances and systems offers a high level of safety and efficiency and also means saving on bills!
If you absolutely have to use batteries, use rechargeable ones that can be re-used several times. Let’s dispose of as little as possible!
Use hand-made draft-stoppers, avoid covering radiators with curtains and other impediments to allow the maximum amount of heat to circulate.
Choose a pot that is proportionate to the size of the burner, cover it with a lid while cooking and lower the flame when it starts to boil. For smaller portions, choose an electric oven instead of a traditional oven; if this is not possible, only turn the oven on when strictly necessary without overly pre-heating it, and remember to turn it off just before cooking is complete to exploit the residual heat.
Don’t use the car for short distances: choose public transport or, at most, car share with people who take the same route.
By correctly disposing of waste, you are giving new life to the things that you throw away!
Don’t pour used oil down the kitchen sink, rather, take it to a specific collection centre! A single kilo of oil can pollute up to 1,000 cubic metres of water!
Avoid keeping the taps running unnecessarily, turn them off while lathering up or brushing your teeth. The amounts of time that we use water are increasingly longer, and cause the waste of litres and litres of water.
It is an excellent idea to fix these devices to your taps: they mix air with water, thereby reducing consumption by up to 50%.
Purchase products with simple, low impact, recyclable or easily recyclable (such as single-material) packaging.
Less meat and more seasonal fruits and vegetables guarantee more, natural products and fight intensive farming and mono-cropping, the main culprits for impoverished soil, and soil and water pollution due to the excessive use of fertilisers and phytopharmaceuticals.