Here are some of the things that can help you to reduce food emissions:
- Try to reduce your food miles and packaging by shopping locally and supporting local businesses.
- #ShopLocal and join our campaign to support local businesses:
- Buy local, seasonal produce where possible.
- Choose sustainable products and make healthier choices for you and the environment– check the labelling to see if the tuna is line-caught or the eggs are free-range.
- You can reduce packaging waste by choosing products which have less packaging or none at all! Take re-useable net bags to carry fruit or vegetables in.
- Don’t forget your shopping bags. Keep a couple in the boot of your car for unscheduled shopping visits!
Here are some helpful tips from the BBC on how to reduce the amount of food you throw away:
- Don’t over buy. Keep track of what you’ve bought and used. WRAP suggests taking a ‘shelfie’ – a photo of your fridge and cupboards to remind you of what’s there.
- Check the use-by dates of fresh food when you buy it. These are the dates to take notice of, rather than the best-before dates. Only buy what you can use before it expires.
- Plan ahead. Think about what you’re going to cook and how you’ll use the leftovers.
- Get to know your grocer. They will have plenty of advice on how to use up leftover veg.
- Love your freezer. Use your weekends to batch-cook and freeze. There are plenty of freezing tips in our guide.
Check out these delicious recipes using common kitchen leftovers.