An invitation from Mrs Green and Small Footprints!
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What, you don’t have any?
Most people I know claim they have no food waste, but when I challenge them to take an audit, they find they DO have something.
The most typical types of food waste come from buying too much and cooking too much.
It might be aspiration food waste – ya know, that weird ingredient you keep buying because it’s trendy or you feel you ‘should’ eat it.
There’s “I got sick” food waste where your flagging appetite means things go off before you can eat them.
There’s “I’m too busy” food waste where you either don’t eat at all, or you go for the convenient option and ignore your fresh food.
There’s “I’m stuck in a rut” food waste where you buy the same things week in, week out and realise you’ve stockpiled something.
There’s “I’ve gone off this!” food waste – common in households with children.
There’s “Can’t be arsed” food waste – similar to the “I’m too busy” food waste.
There’s “Last minute invite” food waste where friends invite you out and that ‘Use it up!’ meal you’d been promising can’t wait for you.
There’s “Freezer burn” food waste where you’ve done the right thing by freezing leftovers, but then, due to poor organisation you don’t get to it on time.
There’s “Couldn’t resist the offer” food waste where you’ve been lured by a 3 for 2 offer, only to find you can’t eat it in time.
Whatever sort of food waste you have, Small Footprints and I would love you to tackle it once and for all.
Sign up for zero waste week; which takes place 2-8th September, pledge your support and you’ll get daily motivational emails from me keeping you on track! On the site you’ll find all sorts of ideas for reducing food waste and some great recipes for using up those things that might otherwise go off. You can even add your own favourite recipes to our database!
In the meantime I’d love to hear how *you* deal with food waste…
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