Doing your bit for the environment

10 February 2022

Designer Chiara Porcu writes on how a well-designed kitchen can help you do more for the planet. 

Kitchens generate a lot of waste; most of which can be recycled if segregated correctly. Häcker, a luxury German kitchen manufacturer, thoughtfully offers efficient waste separation units as the perfect solution for categorising and recycling waste. Sustainability is at the core of every design at Häcker Kitchens and responsibility towards the planet carefully underpins every choice of material and processes. Each unit is meticulously fitted to minimize energy consumption, waste and any negative impact on the environment.  

Let us explore the many benefits of Häcker Kitchens ingenious waste separation units both for your home and the environment at large! 

Easy waste disposal flow 

In-built pull-out waste bins are thoughtfully placed in base cabinets below the sink where most of the offcuts are produced. All organic waste – carrot peels, melon seeds or food leftover – travel the closest distance to the collection container. Easy to open pull out drawers allow immediate sorting of trash into partitioned containers – keeping it instantly out of sight and way – a perfect way to keep the kitchen neat with minimal effort. Three-tier collection containers allow sorting wet waste from dry right at source. Intelligent waste management technology keeps your kitchen clean and organized and helps manage waste in more sustainable ways. Strong ergonomic handles on the pull-out bins allow easy lifting, emptying and cleaning. This well-organised system makes managing waste much more straightforward. 

Cleanliness and hygiene 

With waste divided and contained in closed bins straight away, there are fewer spills and litter on the floor reducing the spread of germs, bacteria and cross-contamination. Smartly designed units restrict access for kids and pets in the kitchen when necessary.  Integrated lids on closed units act as a handy shelf for extra storage of brushes, liners, cleaning materials to help you wipe away dirt. Layered with easy-to-clean surfaces, the bins ensure absolute cleanliness in the kitchen and are a complete hygiene solution. 

Home composting 

Having readily sorted organic waste like – vegetable and fruit peels, crushed eggshells, coffee grounds, and newspapers – makes transfer to a composter a breeze. This nutrient rich compost is great for growing garden veggies and flowers and food scraps are put to good use transferring nutrients back to the environment. 

Protecting the environment 

With a planned segregation unit, different valuable raw materials are fed back into recycling centres protecting our environment from tons of landfill waste and considerably reducing waste disposal costs. 

Better for the planet. Better for you.  

Most kitchens today combine several standalone solutions; you can bring a great sense of ease into daily kitchen life by opting for a smartly integrated kitchen system. At Häcker, the very best kitchen designers carefully select all components and materials and meticulously plan your layout to ensure seamless integration. Masterfully planned layouts combined with the intelligence of hi-tech systems in Häcker modular kitchen units allow homeowners to cook with ease and style, in a manner that is better for the planet. 

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