We’re all guilty of wasting the odd bit of food here and there. Whether it’s forgetting we bought that cheese and finding it brown and funny smelling at the bottom of the fridge, or never using that unpronounceable herb we bought for that recipe that time, some things do slip under our anti-food- waste radar from time to time.
Even though it often feels like small titbits here and there, according to this article in the Telegraph, a massive 7.2 million tons of food and drink are wasted each year in Britain (which actually costs the average household a pretty massive £480). That is better news than it was a couple of years ago, but we still reckon we could all do a bit better.
One pretty simple way of cutting down your food waste is to start using your fridge properly. It may sound a bit silly (and obvious) but where you store certain products can make a big difference to how long they last.
Here’s a handy little diagram (that we found here) which shows the dream food in fridge scenario, if you will:
So, the next time you’re unpacking your shopping and stuffing food into your fridge higgledy piggeldy, try organising it on to its designated shelf. Your carbon footprint, and wallet, will thank you.