How to Reduce Food Waste

Store Food Properly


This is a crucial first step to reducing food waste at home. Refrigerators have different temperatures in different spots and because of this, some places are better to store your produce than others. As well, some things are better stored outside the fridge for maximum freshness.


Storing food properly will help your food remain fresh and last longer, which means you’re not going to end up with moldy berries or limp carrots. For non-produce foods, here are some quick tips to reduce food waste:


  • Store nuts and seeds in the fridge or freezer so they don’t go rancid
  • Store omega-3 oils in the fridge to preserve freshness
  • Store nut and see flours in the fridge
  • Keep grains and beans/legumes in clean, sealed containers
  • Place meat in the bottom drawer of the fridge, where it won’t potentially leak onto other foods
  • Freeze homemade nut milks and remove as you need them (homemade dairy-free milk can go rancid after only a couple of days)
  • Keep eggs in the main part of the refrigerator, rather than in the door


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