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How to responsibly wash dishes

Local benefits:


  • Save water while creating a pleasant place for travelers to help
  • Use left-over food to feed animals

Travellers benefits:

  • Dishwashing is fun and social
  • Be happy to have a positive impact with responsible systems

Benefits to the environment:

  • Reduce water consumption
  • No disposal of dirty water in pipes or directly in nature (what is normally a problem, is turned into a benfit for the pigs !)
  • Since the grease is removed, little soap is required
  • Since the water from the second and third basin do not contain any grease, and little  soap, they can easily be used to water plants



 The no waste, no contamination system.

1) Use a wet sponge without soap to take off the food residues from bowls and spoons. The water and food collected in the sponge are squeezed into a small basin. These left-overs are given to the pigs afterwards. Nicola says that «  This is a kind of soup for them. » This step eliminates grease from the dishes and provides the pigs with extra goodies.

2) Use a second sponge with bio-soap to wash the bowls and spoons. (a soapy sponge, not soapy water uses less soap)

3) In a second water basin rinse the soapy dishes with clean water.

4) In a third basin rinse again  in clean water and natural disinfectant (made with grapefruit seed extract)

5) Let the dishes air dry.


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