Australians throw out the equivalent of 1 in every 5 bags of groceries they buy. Food waste fills up our landfill creating greenhouse gases that are bad for the environment. Fighting food waste is easy, and by making a few simple changes you can save money and help save the planet.
1. Don’t throw away tired fruit and veg
Don’t be scared of wilted vegetables or overripe fruit. There are plenty of recipes that can take your bruised, wilting and wrinkled food and transform them into something delicious. Here are some great ways to use fruit and veg that have been sitting in the fridge for a while.
Cooked and cooled leftover rice makes the perfect fried rice.
3. Make friends with the freezer
Learn more about what foods can be frozen. You can freeze things like bread, cooked rice and pasta, grated cheese and milk. It’s safe to freeze food right up to the best-before date and then defrost in the fridge when you want to use it.
Freeze soup for a quick and easy lunch meal when you are short on time.