The amount of food waste we have is a problem for families across the United Kingdom. With many people always looking for new ways that they can reduce the amount of food waste they have as a family. So, today we are going to share with you some new ways you can reduce and control your food waste.
Plan Your Meals
One of the best ways to control your food wastage is to plan your meals. More often than not, food is being wasted when too much food is being purchased. If you plan your meals and know exactly what you need, you will find that you are not wasting as much food as everything you purchase will be used.
Another way to reduce the amount of food waste you have as a family is through meal freezing. If you cook too much food for your family to handle that mealtime, you can freeze this and use it another time for another meal. Once frozen, you should aim to defrost and eat these meals within one month. Alternatively, if you wish to eat it the following day, you can put it in the fridge and reheat it the next day.
Write A Shopping List
When you go food shopping, we would also recommend that you write a shopping list. This will help you to ensure you are only purchasing what you need and will not be buying items you already have.
Invest In A Compost Bin
You should also consider investing in a compost bin for your garden. This is an effective way to reuse your food waste. By simply putting these wasted items into a compost bin you will be able to reuse your food waste.
These are just a few ways that you can limit the amount of food you waste as a family as well as resuing it so it doesn’t always go to landfill.