Protecting the environment is on everyone’s mind these days – even when it comes to barbecuing. You can’t go wrong with a cooker that has “green” as its middle name. The Big Green Egg can actually help you be a more environmentally responsible outdoor chef.
The Big Green Egg can save precious natural resources. The space-age ceramics that are used in manufacturing the EGGare so durable that the cooker practically becomes a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. On the contrary, most popular-priced metal grills need replacing every three to four years. So, purchasing a ceramic Big Green Egg can actually result in fewer grills going into the waste stream and clogging up landfills. And, it reduces the amount of non-renewable raw materials used to make comparatively short-lived metal grills.
The heavy walls of the Big Green Egg make it extremely fuel efficient. The cooker uses far less charcoal than other types of charcoal grills. And, any charcoal that remains in the base of the grill after cooking can be reused at the next cookout.
The Big Green Egg uses all-natural lump charcoal for fuel. This type of charcoal contains no chemical or petroleum-based ingredients or artificial fillers or binders.
Hardwood lump charcoal is made from unused log sections and recycled wood from lumber mills, furniture factories and other wood processors. This type of charcoal diverts further waste material from landfills.
The natural charcoal lights easily with an electric charcoal lighter or natural lighter cubes made from refined wax and sawdust. This eliminates the need for petroleum-based lighter fluids and the release of damaging volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In addition, the sawdust is another recycled product diverted from landfills.
Hardwood lump charcoal produces minimal ash compared with regular charcoal briquettes in traditional charcoal grills. What little of the all-natural ash that does remain can be added to your home compost pile to create a rich soil amendment for the garden.