Sustainability is Baked into Everything We Do. Take locally sourced ingredients, add Miele resourcefulness and create lasting memories, with appliances made to minimise your environmental footprint. As an independent, family-owned company for over 120 years, our vision has always been the same: to strive, to be ‘Immer Besser’ (Forever Better) in all that we do. Today, we continue to live by that guiding philosophy, taking a holistic approach to developing products that minimise consumption while maximising performance. As an industry leading advocate for environmental protection, we are committed to maintaining CO 2 -neutrality across all locations. The single biggest impact we canmake to livemore sustainably lies right in our kitchens. What we as individuals throw away significantly contributes to our collective carbon footprint, with 61% of this waste coming from households. Within these pages, you’ll find some of our favourite seasonal recipes, designed to help you cook and live more sustainably, as well as the hints and tips below to help everyone in your household reduce their carbon footprints. By becoming more knowledgeable about the impact our lifestyles have, you can elevate your skills in the kitchen for the good of all. For even more sustainable home economy ideas, visit our website for guides on things like bottling, preserving and storing food to extend its shelf life. So we can all continue to create memorable meals for our families and friends, for generations to come. Ways to be more sustainable in the kitchen Smart savings Small changes can make a big difference. Preheating the oven only where necessary, eating less meat, using all the ingredients, and reducing reliance on food wraps by using storage containers or crockery, all contribute to living a more sustainable lifestyle. Buy local Australia and New Zealand have an incredible array of sustainable producers. Purchase from local suppliers to reduce the distance your food needs to travel. Eat unrefined Foods which are less refined, require less resources and energy to produce. Eating less processed foods is also better for you, as unrefined foods tend to be higher in nutrients. Cook more Preparing meals from scratch using whole foods is a great way to cut down on packaging and reduce your burden on landfill. Get composting No matter how small your home is, you can compost your food scraps. Try kitchen composters, worm farms or a simple compost bin. Introducing Stories of Sustainability Come along on a journey with chefs Jo Barrett and Matt Stone as they travel to locations across Australia, unearthing sustainable artisans and producers.