Do you always manage your kitchen waste at home? Some people may become really don’t care about it. But people who have made a commitment to reduce their food waste are really the best for taking care of our planet. You can reduce just as efficiently as easy and simple ways to apply in daily life. Just try to learn how to do it right in your own home now!
Only Buy What You Need
Simple ‘grandma’s’ tricks can help us stay focused when shopping for food include. Prepare a meal plan for the week so you can buy the groceries as you need. Use a shopping list, noting the amounts required. This way will help you to avoid buying things that you shouldn’t buy. Last, if your family chooses to eat out to celebrate certain occasions in a restaurant, you can make a plan ahead to not cook.
Pay Attention To “Best Before” and “Use By”
The ‘use by’ date on packaged food tells us when it is still safe to eat the product. It is usually found on perishable foods such as chilled meat, dairy, and ready-made meals. Just purchased them when and in the amount that you need. ‘Best before’ dates are more flexible than use by date. After this date, foods such as dried beans, lentils, and pasta, can be consumed safely, although their quality may have decreased (for example, changes in flavor, color, texture). Trusting our senses should be sufficient to detect the quality of foods with these labels.
Use What You Have
Check what’s in the fridge and cupboards regularly and use up foods nearing their expiry dates. You can combine any vegetables left into a ‘clean-out-the-fridge’ pot of pasta, soup, omelet, or stir fry. We get to enjoy a new recipe and avoid throwing out good food. Freeze food before its date. Frozen fruits can make a nice addition to smoothies!
Avoid Serving Too Much
This tip is one of the most important to reduce kitchen waste. Serve small portions and come back for seconds, rather than scraping excess food from our plates into the bin. If you have leftovers, use leftovers for lunch the next day. Or you can freeze the leftovers for later.
Share The Extra Food
If the food is still safe, our nature as social beings can play a part in the solution. Ask around, friends or colleagues could make use of what we won’t. Check if there are food banks around that accept donations and distribute them to people in need.
Repurpose Waste Where It Possible
Try to repurpose food scraps before they make it to the compost bin. Broccoli stems can be chopped and cooked just as well as the florets, and other scraps can be transformed into homemade stock! For what can’t be saved composting is a natural process where microorganisms biodegrade food waste, turning it into a dark, earthy, nutrient-rich material that promotes healthy soil.
So, reducing your kitchen waste at home is not that difficult. Start your habit with some of the tips above. Or you can make compost from your kitchen waste. Composting also reduces the cost and the pollution that come with trash hauling and disposal. You can make a compost bin or buy one that fits even in a small space