Food Waste

LET’S TALK ABOUT FOOD WASTE 💭⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Currently, we throw away ONE THIRD of all the food we produce globally 🤦🏼‍♀️ Can you get your head around that? I can’t 🙍🏼‍♀️ That is a ludicrous number.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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I receive lots of comment along the lines of “bet you don’t eat all of that” or “what a waste of food” 🙄 and whilst it annoys me and I’d love it if people weren’t so presumptuous / cynical, I do get it 🤷🏼‍♀️⁣⁣⁣⁣
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From my photos alone it must look like I order an obscene amount of food, take a few snaps for the gram, have a bite then leave it… and the sad thing is, there *are* people who do this 🤦🏼‍♀️ I’ve been at blogger events where people have bragged about ordering food for photos then leaving it. That’s NOT OK 😡 ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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I promise that’s not how I do things 🙅🏼‍♀️ You might not always see the photos of me with my reusable container, with bags full of leftovers or giving food to someone who needs it more than I do but that’s the reality of what goes on behind the scenes. I’m not saying this to toot my own horn. I’m saying it because I want this to become the norm and I don’t want people to feel weird about doing these things. We need to change the way we view food and we need to do it quickly 🙍🏼‍♀️⁣⁣⁣⁣
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So, here are some tips you can work into your everyday life to help tackle food waste:⁣⁣⁣⁣
🙋🏼‍♀️ Take a reusable container to restaurants to take leftovers home in. No food gets thrown away *and* you get to enjoy the delicious food all over again later⁣⁣⁣⁣
🙋🏼‍♀️If you forget, don’t fret. Ask them to pack the food up (it’s unlikely they’ll say no). More often than not, restaurants have boxes they can give you⁣⁣⁣⁣
🙋🏼‍♀️Try not to over-order. I realise the irony in me writing this but when I’m not working, I keep my orders to a minimum⁣⁣⁣⁣
🙋🏼‍♀️Store food properly – Chris & I are currently having a week where we eat our way through our freezer⁣
🙋🏼‍♀️Donate to food banks⁣
🙋🏼‍♀️Download @olio_ex@toogoodtogo.uk & @karma_uk and help rescue food which will otherwise be thrown. Save money at the same time!⁣⁣⁣⁣
🙋🏼‍♀️Plan what you’re going to eat so you don’t “over shop”⁣⁣⁣⁣
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I can’t fit anymore in so please leave your tips in the comments 💭

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