or 20% of the yearly grocery budget is wasted on average. That's
like throwing out 1 in every 5 bags of food you buy. Find out how you
can reduce food waste in your daily life.
your grocery shopping ahead
A great way to save time and money and reduce food waste is to plan your meals
ahead, check your cupboards, fridge and freezer and only buy things that are
Write down missing things on a shopping list to avoid impulsive behaviour at
the grocery shop. This way you only shop products you really need and the right amount of it.
Find out how to
store groceries in the right way. Knowing the best way to store your food will
help you make the most of it. Most fruit and vegetables will keep fresher
stored in the fridge. Store leftovers in the fridge as well – well wrapped they
can be good for up to two days.
when putting away new groceries bring your old ones to the front. This way you use
the older ones first and avoid finding expired
products in the corner of your cupboards.
Being creative with
leftovers is a clever way to make the most of your food. Most leftovers go well
in a stew or casserole. You could also freeze too much cooked portion wise and
heat it up if needed.
aware of dates
Keep track of sell
by and expiration dates. You can plan meals before products expire. But more
important: Trust your senses. Look at the products appearance and give it a
smell to see if it is probably still fine. A product expired yesterday could
still be fine to consume.
track of what you throw away
Start a waste diary
and note what, when and why you threw away food. This way you’ll find out how
you can reduce food waste in your daily life.