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Posted By: Manju Malhi
Everyone it seems is talking about reducing food waste and wasted food is without a doubt a waste of money. I have recently been trying to endorse this ethic wherever I go and I have witnessed an awful lot of food waste during the wedding seasons.
Where does all the uneaten food go? I just hope it gets eaten and not thrown away. Wasting food is also a waste of resources and a major contributor to climate change.
But I’ve learnt that there are some practical and easy things to do to make the most of the food we buy.
When food waste rots it produces methane, a greenhouse gas that's more than 20 times more damaging than CO2 (carbon dioxide).
The best way to reduce the rubbish mountain is to be less wasteful about what we’re throwing out.
There’s nothing worse than buying lots of lovely things to eat and then finding out they’ve gone off.
It could be because of the way the food has been stored. For example, separate fruit which is ripening up more quickly than others. Bananas tend to ripen other fruits faster so it’s good to keep them away from other fruits.
Also I have tried to be more aware of measuring out the correct portions per person.
However, if you have cooked too much, store the food in an airtight container and eat the next day either as a packed lunch or as part of one of your meals at home.
It’s good to buy foods fresh. Make frequent shopping trips by foot to your local shop or convenience store, that way you’ll get some exercise and you’ll be helping your corner or local shop.
It’s all about respecting the food we buy, becoming aware of the need to reduce the amount of food that we throw away, and how doing this will benefit us as consumers and the environment.
In this way we not only economise and save a few pounds but also watch our waste and waistline!
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