Food waste is a huge bugbear of mine (did you know that here in the west, a recent survey* found that we waste between 95 and 115 kg of food every year?). As you know, although I’m not perfect, I’m really interested in working towards our household being much more sustainable, and food waste is a big part of this. Whether it’s throwing out squishy fruit or that slightly soft half a red pepper, I’m often guilty of not trying hard enough (or not being creative enough) to reduce our food waste. So what can we do about it? Well, for one thing I’ve stopped buying bagged salads, which seem to be one of the things most likely to go off. I also freeze a lot of stuff I don’t use, but it’s often not convenient/not possible to then defrost something when you need it. Step forward FoodSaver, who contacted me with a zero waste challenge that I couldn’t resist having a crack at.
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