Food waste is becoming the major global problem amidst pandemic. Many families, businesses, commercial outlets gain more exposure due to being the most essential. Without food, we can’t grow and think with the right decision every morning. “Stop Food Waste Day” is celebrated yearly on April 28. Today let me share 5 Ways To Prevent Food Waste.
Maintaining a healthy budget in reducing food waste is the next choice to help the environment. Aside from that, zero-waste communities around the world build more assurance in making this happen. In a short amount of time, one individual can achieve it by doing small steps.
5 Ways To Prevent Food Waste
Cook enough meal for a day or within a week
Shop smart. Making a list of your cooking ingredients is the best especially, now due to social distancing. Make food portions that will make a benefit for you and your family. In this way, you can make better shopping decisions as well.
Having enough food a week is your solution to monitor your expenses. Categorizing what is your particular need vs. food cravings due to less dining out of your home. If you buy your favorites, buying in bulk in a month with enough budget can be less expensive. Stocking up food in your household is a better option for emergency food funds and a way to prevent food waste in one drop.
Use fruit skin as a facial mist or DIY facial skincare routine
Using fruit skin as your next skincare formulated ingredients is your main asset. Many skincare enthusiasts start right from there. Making DIY organic ingredients is the way to achieve your glass skin in one month.
Some recommended fruits are oranges, peaches, watermelons, lemons, etc. It is a two-way-skincare. Eat the inner part for snacks or meals. The fruit skin will automatically use for your DIY skincare ingredients. It lasts for 1-2 months duration upon use as for your glass skin and balance diet.
Choose fresh ingredients in the farmer’s market
The primary step to boost agriculture, food production and help farmers gain credit for their endeavor is to choose and buy ingredients in the farmer’s market. Some local Filipino brands to buy your ingredients: 1740 Coffee Genesis, The SuperFood Grocer Philippines, Salcedo Saturday Market, etc. Aside from fresh food ingredients, you can also buy in bulk in your budget. Artisan items and local products produced in the country include their market or online marketplace nationwide in the Philippines.
Fermented your fruits and vegetables
Fermentation is an ancient technique of preserving food. It has been using for over 1600 years by many. Most Asian countries like South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and many more use this kind of food preservation. Fermenting is the way to remove excess bacteria and unwanted changes to the texture and taste of your food.
When you do fermentation, you reduce 5% of food waste that could turn up in the landfill. That’s why it was considering a survival tip for everyone. You can also make more DIY ingredients to improve your cooking skills timely while at home.
Try the bokashi (composting method)
Composting Method, Bokashi, is a way to make your food scraps more useful. Bokashi is a Japanese word meaning “fermented organic matter.” Developed in Japan, the early 1980s by Dr. Teuro Higa. Making a compost bin fastens the process of converting the food waste into organic matter that adds nutrients and improves soil texture from time to time.
MANAGING YOUR FOOD WASTE
Since many times, you feel neglected in what you do in a day, munching food. Carry out minimal gleaning to prevent food waste while eating at home, cafe & restaurants, outdoor trip, and packing picnic or lunch within a day. Gleaning(Green+cleaning=Gleaning) is an act of collecting food crops and collecting information in small amounts for your Food Waste Management Project to help your local community.
One thing to remember is taking the flow for better waste management. All food resources like food waste have their purpose. That purpose is to keep a healthy balance in what we eat and be accountable for caring for the entire surroundings we all have. Also, Preventing is a must than making it worse for future survival.