Food Matters: Let’s not waste it!

Information sheet about reducing food waste

Reducing food waste is one of the most effective ways to reduce the overall greenhouse gas footprint of the food supply.

  • Plan your week and shop for all that you need. Start by taking an inventory of what you have in your fridge, freezer, and pantry.
  • Buy what you need and try to use it up.
  • If you can, shop for 2 or 3 days at a time.
  • If you need to do larger shopping trips, consider purchasing more frozen fruits, vegetables, and proteins.
  • Try to plan when to take a day off from cooking so you aren’t buying food that won’t be used.
  • Don’t throw those leftovers away. Plan on having leftovers to enjoy the following day or freeze in individual portion sizes for a quick and easy meal you can defrost.
  • Reimagine leftovers. Repurpose grilled vegetables in a quiche or add to a delicious soup.
  • If you are unable to use all of your fresh ingredients – freeze them for another time.

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