Food waste prevention – our top tips
Did you know that if everyone in London froze their bread to make toast, we could save 2, 600,000 slices from the bin every day? Yes, you read that right! Nearly 3 million of slices of bread are currently ending up in the bin every single day – and that’s in London alone!
We’re all wasting way too much food at the moment, even those of us who think we aren’t, but the good news, is that there are lots of small changes we can all make to reverse the mounting food waste trend. Here are some of our favourite food waste prevention tips to help you out:
Freeze half a loaf and when you fancy toast, take a couple of slices out and pop them straight from the freezer into the toaster. Tap the loaf on your kitchen counter before freezing, to separate the slices.
Once you’ve opened your bagged lettuce, place it in a tub with kitchen roll. It’ll stay fresh longer.
Don’t dismiss canned and frozen veg. It’s still packed with vitamins and will keep for ages – perfect for all of us with busy schedules.
Perk up celery by putting it in a cool glass of water in the fridge.
Did you know you can freeze eggs? Simply crack them into a bowl and separate the whites from the yolks to freeze separately, or whisk together.
Take a shelfie of your fridge before shopping to avoid doubling up on items.