Thursday, August 26, 2010

Zero Waste Week

In the UK (England) they are having a "Zero Waste Week" the week of September 6th, 2010.  Basically they are asking everyone to not waste food.  This year’s theme is ‘Cooking for Victory’.  An organization called WRAP did a survey in England and found that they throw away 8.3 million tons of food and drink every year. "Most of this is avoidable and could have been eaten if we had planned, stored and managed it better. This amount of food waste costs the average family in Britain £50 per month."  Just imagine if they are throwing away that much in England how much we are wasting in the U.S.

So, I am pledging for the Zero Waste Week to waste less food.  You can pledge too!  Here are some ideas for you to do that will help make an impact:
  •      Identify a particular food that gets thrown away every week and plan a great recipe to use it up
  •      View your leftovers as ingredients
  •      Say no to prepacked food and buy only the amount you need
  •      Get your scales out for measuring rice and pasta rather than guessing and ending up with waste
  •      Start a compost heap, wormery or bokashi bin.
 If you would like more information click on the links provided.  Let's do our part for a greener environment!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea!! With a little planing I am going to try to wast less ingredients in my cooking. Thanks for the idea.


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