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