Ways to Reduce Food Waste
While the average consumer is not a large environmental polluter compared to large corporations, finding ways to reduce food waste throughout the day can help a person avoid contributing to the problem.
Here are some simple ways individuals and families can adopt to help reduce food waste:
🟧 Plan meals ahead
Making a list of meals for the week enables you to plan meals efficiently to use up the ingredients you have on hand and ensures that leftovers can be used in subsequent meals. Planning meals ahead also makes shopping simpler and more efficient, since you’re not buying ingredients which end up unused.
🟧 Store foods the right way to reduce food waste
Put perishable foods in the refrigerator or freezer as soon as you get home from shopping. Make sure cold air can circulate easily around the food to keep it safe.
🟧 Use leftovers wisely
If you don’t eat everything you make, freeze it for later or use the leftovers as ingredients in another meal.
🟧 Start small
Take smaller portions at home or share large dishes at restaurants.
🟧 Compost kitchen waste
At the very least, all food waste should be composted. Composting food waste is easy, and the best way to produce your own high quality, low-cost fertilizer. The Ecofairy Home Composter helps users divert food waste from the landfill, reduce the amount of methane gas generated from organic waste, and decrease carbon emissions and one’s carbon footprint.
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