TOP TIPS TO AVOID FOODWASTAGE

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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.

‘best Be aware be­fore’ of ex­piry or ‘use dates: by’ dates. Keep an eye on the

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.

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