Waste free parenting is easy with Munch Cupboard and we are proud sponsors of Waste Free Parenting Week, which runs from 1 – 5 May this year. We have previously written about how to reduce food waste in lunchboxes. Today we are sharing tips to reduce food waste.
Food waste is an issue that everyone has experienced at some point in their life. Food waste is a global issue and something that we can all easily do something about. Approximately one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted.
Tips to reduce food waste for Waste Free Parenting Week
So how can we reduce food waste in our homes? Here are some of tried and tested tips:
- Avoid clutter in your fridge, pantry and freezer. This makes planning easier and you are less likely to buy something you already have.
- Treat expiration and sell-by dates as guidelines.
- Shop with meals and lunchboxes in mind — you’ll end up throwing less away.
- Store food in the right place to ensure it keeps fresh.
- Save money and plan to eat up leftovers.
- When cooking, don’t over-serve food.
- Use items that need to be used up and plan meals around those.
- Planning and creating a list before shopping will help too.
The team at Munch was excited to read about OzHarvest opening of food rescue supermarket. No payment is required, although donations are accepted.
OzHarvest is a perishable food rescue organisation in Australia that collects quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 900 charities.
They have now opened OzHarvest supermarket launched Australia’s first “rescued” food supermarket in Sydney. The OzHarvest Market, operates just a like a normal supermarket; however, in place of a cash register at the check-out, there’s a donation box.
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