Three ways you can reduce your...


Three ways you can reduce your food waste

Ella Carey
Ella Carey

12:11 4 Jun 2024

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We're all looking for ways to make a positive impact on our environment but have you considered taking a look at your food waste?

It's a significant environmental issue, with around one third of all food produced globally going to waste. Reducing food waste is crucial for conserving resources, saving money, and mitigating climate change.

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Want to make a realistic change in reducing your own food waste? Here are just three ways you can go about it:

1. Separate Your Food Waste

Separating food waste ensures that organic materials can be processed in ways that reduce their environmental impact. When separated properly, your food waste can be turned into valuable compost, which can then serve as a rich natural fertiliser for your lawn and garden.

2. Plan Your Meals

Meal prep can significantly reduce food waste by ensuring that you only buy what you need and use what you buy. This helps by avoiding impulse purchases of food items that might go off before you even use them.

Making a shopping list and sticking to it is a sure-fire way to avoid buying unnecessary items. Planning your meals in advance and trying to incorporate using up your leftovers in those meals is another method you may find helpful. It's also important to educate yourself on proper storage techniques to extend the shelf life of your groceries.

3. Use a kitchen caddy and your brown bin

Another efficient way of managing your waste is getting a kitchen caddy for your home. Simply pop any leftovers like eggshells, tea bags, raw and cooked meat or fish into the caddy. Make sure you have it lined with a compostable liner and remove all foods from their packaging first. Then, simply pop the bag into your brown bin and away you go.

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