Have you tried the latest social dining trend yet? If not, then it's about time you get on board. As a society, we are becoming more and more concerned with our carbon footprint and the environment. Shared kitchens are one solution to both problems – they're an eco-friendly way to dine with other people and save on food waste all in one!

Shared kitchens usually come in the form of a free-to-use space at your local supermarket where you can share the cost of purchasing and preparing food. You can rent a shared kitchen facility for your food business via https://prepatx.com/kitchens. By using ingredients from your local supermarket, you reduce what would otherwise be wasted by re-using them. They also reduce the amount of individual packaging that is used when buying groceries for home use, so you're making a positive impact on the environment – win, win!

But are shared kitchen spaces common?  Currently, 24% of adults live alone or have a key worker who does their shopping for them. In the next 5 years, this is expected to increase to 38%, but we think it's important that those living alone can have an affordable and sustainable way to cook for themselves, and the shared kitchen space is a great solution.

With a shared kitchen, you'll be able to save money by avoiding the need for individual pots and pans (when sharing cooking duties you can use an efficient four-piece range instead of separate saucepans), and reduce your carbon footprint with fewer individual shopping trips.