Food Waste Management

19th May 2023

Okay, let’s talk about food waste management.

The thing is, food waste is a big problem. We’re talking about mountains of food being thrown away every single day. It’s a huge waste of resources, and it’s bad for the environment. But you know what’s worse? Doing nothing about it.

So, how do we manage food waste responsibly? Well, there are a few things we can all do that would make a huge difference. First of all, we need to start by being more mindful of our food. We can’t just buy whatever we want and then throw it away when we’re done with it.

At an individual level we need to be more conscious of what we’re buying, and how much of it we actually need.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “I don’t want to be a hippie and start eating tofu and veg all week.” And you know what? You don’t have to. You can still eat whatever you want. But you can be more responsible about it.

One thing you can do is to plan your meals in advance. Figure out what you’re going to eat for the week, and then only buy what you need. Don’t just go shopping and start throwing things in your trolley. That’s how you end up with a bunch of food that you don’t need, and that will eventually end up in the bin.

Another thing you can do is to save your leftovers. I mean, come on. Leftovers are great. You don’t have to cook anything, and you get to eat something delicious that you’ve already enjoyed before. So, if you have leftovers, don’t just throw them away. Put them in the fridge, and then eat them later. It’s not rocket science.

But let’s say you’ve done everything you can, and you still have some food waste. What do you do then? Well, instead of just throwing it in the bin, you can compost it. Yes, compost isn’t just for new age granola eaters. Composting is actually a great way to get rid of your food waste in an environmentally friendly way.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “I don’t have a garden. How can I compost?” Well, you don’t need a garden. You can get a compost bin and keep it in your backyard. Or, if you live in an apartment, you can get a small compost bin that you keep inside. It’s really not that hard.

And you know what’s great about composting? It’s not just good for the environment. It’s good for your garden, too. You can use the compost to fertilize your plants, which means you’ll have healthier, happier plants. And who doesn’t want that?

So, there you have it. A few simple steps to help you handle your food waste responsibly. It’s doesn’t have to be hard. It just takes a little bit of effort and planning. But if we all do our part, we can make a big difference and reduce waste.