Have you ever found yourself tossing a yoghurt because it’s past its expiration date? It’s a moment many of us aren’t proud of, yet as consumers, we hold a pivotal role in reducing food waste.
While producers and companies bear responsibility for reducing food waste, consumers play a crucial role too. Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, cutting food waste is pivotal.
It’s curious how we’re quick to seek discounts to save on expensive food, yet discussions around preventing waste often fade into the background. However, tackling food waste is essential. When food is discarded, it doesn’t just vanish; it often ends up in landfills, emitting methane, a potent greenhouse gas that worsens climate change.
As big Christmas dinners come closer, people tend to buy lots of food, sometimes more than they need, worrying they might run out when guests come over. But there are simple ways to save food for this feast. We can plan what we’ll cook ahead of time and freeze some dishes. Any other tips to avoid wasting food this Christmas? Share your ideas below!