Today we are going to focus on food waste.
Every household in Ireland is responsible for 117kgs of food waste per year.
That’s between €400 and €1,000 per household per year thrown into the bin.
And it’s not just a waste of money, it’s also costing the earth. Food waste sent to landfill does not harmlessly break down but instead releases methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Where possible we should prevent food waste in the first instance. Top tips to prevent food waste include
1.Check your store cupboard before you shop.
2.Make a list before you go the shops.
3.Only buy what you need .
4.Don’t be tempted by special offers on perishable foods.
5.Make use of leftover foods.
watch this video on food waste prevention to learn more.
Some foods are by nature waste, such as fruit and vegetable peelings,tea bags.coffee .These can be used to make compost which in turn will act as a fertilizer for your plants and flowers in the garden.
This short video will explain composting
This week I will show you how I will be using up left overs or not at its best food to make delicious nutritious dishes.
Can you guess what I am going to make with these leftovers.?
Have a look in your fridge and food cupboards to see if there is any food you could use up to avoid food waste.