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March 12, 2020 2 min read

12 EASY WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE

Obviously you’re on a mission to live a more sustainable life. 


No matter where you are on your journey, you’ll come across frustrating challenges on your zero-waste mission.


One of the saddest and most common forms of waste is food-waste. Check this out...


⅓ of the food produced for us to eat, ends up wasted in landfills.


Landfills are not large compost heaps. Most people assume food scraps will biodegrade in a landfill just like their banana peel will compost bin at home. Sadly, it’s much more bleak. 

Let’s take a few seconds to look at what happens in landfill… 

* Landfills enclose rubbish which blocks oxygen, light, and microbes from entering. This affects the breakdown process.

* When food (eventually) breaks down in landfills, it releases a GreenHouse Gas called methane.

* Methane is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide and a major contributor to climate change.


Here’s a video which shares our favorite tips on how you can minimize your food waste: 

Some different ways you can minimize food-waste and live a more eco-conscious lifestyle:

  • Meal prep
  • Composting
  • Creative leftovers
  • Correct storage
  • Smart shopping


Comment below to let us and our eco-conscious community in on any food-waste tips you have!

Here are a few of our favourite food-saving products

SILICONE FOOD HUGGERS

Just pop your half-eaten fruit & veg in the hugger and the silicone seal will keep the air out, to keep your avocado, lemon, or anything else fresher - for longer!

REUSABLE STRETCH LIDS

A durable, reusable alternative to plastic wrap - these stretch lids are the perfect plastic-free way to keep your food fresh.

REUSABLE BEESWAX WRAPS

A sustainable, natural and reusable alternative to plastic wrap, handmade in Bali. The antibacterial properties of the beeswax help keep the food fresh too.

...OR GET THE FOOD-STORAGE BUNDLE & SAVE $10! 


FOOD-STORAGE BUNDLE

We've made it even easier to equip yourself with plastic-free goodies to help save your food, with this epic food storage bundle.


Alice G. 
Alice is the Content Manager at Zero Waste Cartel. She's an environmental biologist, plant enthusiast & avid tea drinker.



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