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10 Ways to Green Your Fridge.

Vegetarian Times offers 10 great tips to best steward your homes' most beloved appliance. "According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the average American fridge uses around 1,383 kilowatt hours a year, which is 14 percent of your household’s electrical needs and about $90 a year. But there are simple steps you can take to lighten your refrigerator’s impact on your wallet—and the environment. More importantly, many of these changes—some large and some small—can cut down on the chemicals and bacteria lingering in your fridge, which is healthier for everyone in the house."

1.  DITCH THE PLASTIC

10 Ways to Green Your Fridge.


2. UPGRADE (AND DOWNSIZE)

3. FORGET ICE AND WATER DISPENSERS

4. FILL ’ER UP

5. MIND THE (EXPIRATION) DATE

6. KEEP IT CLEAN … NATURALLY

7. VACUUM THE COILS

8. CHECK THE SEALS

9. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

10. TAKE YOUR TEMPERATURE

 

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