We're very aware that outdoor cooking releases carbon in to the atmosphere, it's unavoidable. However, there are various steps we can all take to reduce the amount of carbon that is produced during each cooking session, have a look below. Get in touch with us on social media and let us know if you've got any more useful tips, we'd love to hear from you!
Cooking Time Matters
Longer cooking sessions result in higher carbon emissions. The longer the barbecue is running, the more fuel is consumed and the more emissions are produced.
Marinating and Pre-cooking
Marinating meat or pre-cooking it slightly can reduce the overall cooking time on the barbecue, leading to lower emissions. It also makes the food taste infinitely better, so it's a winner all round!
Using locally sourced and sustainably produced meats and vegetables can reduce the carbon footprint associated with your barbecue session. Transporting food over long distances contributes to emissions.
Properly maintaining your grill, using a lid, and adjusting the burners efficiently can help reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Flare-ups, which occur when fat drips onto hot coals or burners, can lead to higher emissions due to incomplete combustion. Trim fat where you can without sacrificing flavour.
Disposing of charcoal or ash properly and recycling or composting food waste can contribute to overall sustainability.
Consider offsetting the carbon emissions from your barbecue session by participating in carbon offset programs or supporting reforestation projects. We plant 3 trees for every item sold through our site, so buy from us and you've already made a start!