Most people don't realize how much food they throw 1) every day — from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce.
About 94 per cent of the food we put in the rubbish bin ends 2) in landfills or combustion facilities. In 2017, we disposed 38.1 million tons of food waste.
3) managing food sustainably and reducing waste, we can help businesses and consumers save money, provide a bridge in our communities for those who do not have enough to eat, and conserve resources for future generations.
By simply making a list with weekly meals 4) mind, you can save money and time and eat healthier food. If you buy no more than what you expect to use, you will be more likely to keep it fresh and use it all.
It is easy to overbuy or forget 5) fresh fruits and vegetables. Store fruits and vegetables for maximum freshness; they’ll taste better and last longer, helping you to eat more of them.
Prepare perishable foods 6) after shopping. It will be easier to whip up meals or snacks later in the week, saving time, effort, and money.
Be mindful of old ingredients and leftovers you need to use 7) . You’ll waste less and may even find a new favorite dish.
A careful planning will help you figure 8) how much food is really going to waste in your home and what you can do to waste less.
By making small shifts in how you shop for, prepare, and store food, you can save time and money, and keep the valuable resources used to produce and distribute food 9) going to waste!
If You can't reduce wasted food, divert It from landfills as nutritious, safe, and untouched food can 10) donated to food banks to help those in need.