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How to reduce Food waste at Home?

How to reduce Food waste at Home?

Reducing food waste at home is not only beneficial for the environment but also for your wallet. Wasting food is not only expensive but tends to set a wrong example to our next generation. Here are some effective strategies to help you minimize food waste

Plan your meals

Create a weekly meal plan before going grocery shopping. This will help you buy only the necessary ingredients and reduce the likelihood of buying items that may go unused.

Make a shopping list

Prepare a detailed shopping list based on your meal plan. Stick to your list while shopping to avoid impulse purchases and unnecessary items.

Proper storage

Ensure proper storage of perishable foods. Use airtight containers, freezer bags, or wraps to keep food fresh for longer. Be aware of the shelf life and storage requirements for different foods, including fruits, vegetables, and dairy products.

First in, first out

Practice the "first in, first out" rule in your fridge and pantry. When organizing food items, move older products to the front and place newly purchased items at the back. This way, you will use older items before they expire.

Use leftovers creatively

Instead of throwing away leftovers, get creative with them. Transform them into new dishes, soups, or salads. You can also freeze leftovers in individual portions for quick and convenient meals later on.


Set up a composting system for food scraps and non-edible food waste. Composting allows organic materials to break down naturally, reducing landfill waste and providing nutrient-rich soil for gardening.

Preserve and can

Preserve excess produce by canning, pickling, or making jams and sauces. This helps extend their shelf life and prevents them from going to waste.

Understand expiration dates

Learn to differentiate between "best before" and "use by" dates. "Best before" dates indicate the quality and taste of the food, while "use by" dates indicate safety. Use your judgment and senses (smell, sight, and taste) to determine if food is still good to eat.

Portion control

Serve appropriate portion sizes to avoid leftover food that might go to waste. You can always go for seconds if needed.

Donate excess food

If you have surplus non-perishable items or unopened packaged foods that you won't consume, consider donating them to local food banks or charities that accept food donations.


By implementing these practices, you can significantly reduce food waste at home and contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.

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