TOP TIPS TO AVOID FOODWASTAGE
Cook less: Make enough food for the number of people you are feeding. If there will be six people for dinner, don’t cook food for 10.
Measure your portions: This removes the guesswork by suggesting how much to cook, which will lead to cooking the necessary amount and not throwing away excess food.
Plan your meals: Keep your fridge stocked with the basics (milk, eggs, yogurt), so when it comes time to writing your shopping list, you will buy only those ingredients you need.
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Don’t go grocery shopping when hungry: Ever noticed that if you go grocery shopping when hungry you end up buying unnecessary amounts or kinds of food that you might not end up consuming? Avoid impulse buys.
Make use of your leftovers: Go online or get creative and make the most of your leftovers – after making sure they are still edible.
Avoid piling up your plate: Be sensible when choosing what to eat, this way you avoid throwing away excess food left on your plate.
Share with others: Remember there are always people out there who are in need of food, so instead of throwing leftovers, give them away to those in need. Please make sure the food is safe to eat before donating it.
Compost your waste: By composting your organic waste you are returning nutrients to the soil, disposing of organic waste in a proper manner and protecting the environment.