Tips to reduce food waste at home

From plastic waste to food waste, the amount of stuff that just ends up in our bins can get a bit overwhelming and sad... But it doesn't have to be! There are heaps of things you can do, big and small, to reduce the amount of waste that's created in your home. Here are a few of our team's top tips for reducing waste at home!

bottle


"Rather than buying a new bottle of cleaning liquid every time, why not re-use that spray bottle and make one with things lying around the kitchen? All you need to do is mix 1 part white vinegar, 1 part lemon juice and 2 parts water. Pop it in the bottle, shake it up and Bob’s your uncle — your own homemade cleaning solution that’s low cost and low waste.

Also, storage of food is keeeeeey! I love my tupperware. The better you're able to store your food, the less will go bad before you can use it, the less you throw out and the more deliciousness ends up in your belly rather than the bin." - Aldi

jalapenos

"Reuse your glass mason jars for pickling or as a regular container instead of getting plastic containers. Pickling also allows fresh produce to last heaps longer. Here's a jar of some pickled jalapenos I made!" - Ann

tea

“Use a tea strainer and loose tea leaves for tea. Teabags are usually made of food-grade plastics, filter paper or silk cotton. Most teabags are not recyclable or compostable. Switch to a reusable strainer instead.” - Jen

beeswax

“Instead of disposable plastic cling wrap, use a reusable beeswax wrap to wrap food up. We got from our beehive at home and the fabric is just leftover old cotton fabric we had around the house.” - Kate