If there’s one thing Aussies love, it’s a good barbie. Having out with your friends, enjoying the sun, a cold larger in one hand and a hotdog fresh off the grill in the other.
Have you ever stopped to consider the impact that your BBQing habits are having on the environment, though? If you’re not careful, you could send seriously harmful carbon dioxide emissions flying off into the earth’s atmosphere every time you light up your grill. For this reason, the next time you consider having a BBQ, just be sure to take the safety of your planet into consideration beforehand.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy an eco-friendly BBQ. To find out how you can host such an ethical event, be sure to read on.
Use LPG propane
Chances are, if you haven’t already attempted to host an eco-friendly barbie, you are currently fuelling your BBQ with a type of gas that is causing damage to the environment. This is because the ‘autogas mix’ of propane and butane is generally used to heat up BBQs — with its low octane rating, this type of fuel poses a serious threat to the earth’s eco-system.
In order to clean up your fuel usage in this instance, it is imperative that you switch to LPG gas options such as propane before you host your next BBQ. This fuel is much cleaner than its ‘autogas mix’ counterpart, mainly because it burns far more cleanly and releases fewer particulates into the atmosphere. What’s more, it is proven to be a far greener fuelling option than both oil and coal as it releases less CO2 per unit of energy.
Invest in a dome grill
Fear not, as being green does not mean that you have to sacrifice serving up great tasting food. By investing in a dome grill, you can achieve your goal of hosting a barbie that is both eco-friendly and tasty.
These types of grills are designed to capture the heat that BBQs naturally omit, meaning they burn less fuel overall. What’s more, as the heat is captured within them, it gives the food a distinctly ‘barbecued’ taste.
Make use of products that be used repeatedly
When hosting a BBQ, it can be tempting to make use of products that can be thrown away after just one use. Going down this route might make things a lot easier for you — using plastic cutlery means less washing up, for starters — but it can have a detrimental impact on the environment. By consistently making use of single-use plastic products, you will contribute to the masses of landfill already causing a massive problem to planet earth.
Whatever you do, don’t go down the easy route! Use products that can be used repeatedly, especially if you host a lot of BBQs.
As you now know, hosting an eco-friendly BBQ is not as difficult as it first may seem. By using LPG propane, investing in a dome grill, and making use of products that can be used repeatedly, you will be sure to host an event that is both enjoyable and incredibly green.