1000 Flowers for the Planet - #491 Schedule a Weekly Fridge Day
With 30 to 40% of waste being food it’s important we work at different ways of reducing that figure, preferably to zero. Already suggested were: Flower #6 Compost Vege Peels; Flower #15 Create a Worm Farm; Flower #116 Use a Bio-Fermenter; Flower #274 Serve Smaller Portions; and Flower #382 Avoid Food Waste. All of these ideas help keep food out of landfill. Another is to schedule a weekly fridge day, where you devote time to taking everything out of the refrigerator to see what is there and what items are close to their use-by or best-before dates. Fridges can be very good at hiding these foodstuffs, so seek them out weekly and use that older food in your cooking within a day or two, to ensure it is eaten rather than wasted. You can give your fridge a quick wipe as you do this, keeping everything clean and fresh. It will simplify your life, save you money and help the planet.