1000 Flowers for the Planet - #483 Write a Shopping List
100 Days ago I suggested Flower #382 Avoid Food Waste. A very simple way to do this is by writing a shopping list. Follow Flower #327 Create a Menu Plan, write down everything you plan to prepare and cook for the week or fortnight ahead, which will give you a complete guideline for writing your shopping list. Check cupboards for what products need replacing, check that you have all the ingredients for making what’s on your menu and make a note of items that are low and could be topped up if they’re on special at the supermarket. Then follow Flower #326 Shop Once a Week, particularly for fresh fruit and vegetables, or once a fortnight is even better for less perishable items, and in this way you should save time, money and more importantly – food. Because you have planned in advance for everything you need, you will create less waste. This has a knock-on effect of less waste going to landfill, less expense for councils to pick it up and take it there, better use of resources including all the water that’s gone into growing food, transportation costs are reduced, less carbon emissions are produced and overall, it’s so much better for the planet. Amazing results from one little shopping list, don’t you think?