I attended a Love Food Hate Waste training course recently.
Their website has a host of information about avoiding food waste, but I thought I’d share the tips that resonated most with me…
- Putting a piece of kitchen roll into an open bag of salad or spinach extends its life enormously – I’ve tried it, it’s amazing! Why isn’t one included as part as the packaging?
- Technological advances mean that many foods are best stored in the bag they come in – perhaps I ought to pay more attention storage advice printed on packaging?
- If your fridge temperature is 0-5 degrees (as recommended) rather than 7 degrees (which is typical) will extend the life of a pint of milk by 2-3 days.
In addition to the key strategies outlined below, of course:
Some other important stuff:
LFHW have developed a resource pack aimed at people with lower levels of literacy and numeracy and resources for schools.
LFHW are running their awareness campaign in Birmingham until December 2015. This includes:
- food waste awareness training
- cookery classes
If you want to find out how to get involved contact Emma Barnett