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Food hacks for every household: Small changes, big impact!🌱


I recently came across that amazing initiative on LinkedIn - #SToP Wasting Food, Adam Smith FRSA : an environmental enterprise which specialises in the interception of surplus food destined for waste. They intercept edible produce from heading to landfill. They give ‘surplus’ food its purpose by putting it BACK onto our plate. They cater for event nationally so have a look if you are looking for a responsible, no waste caterer for your next event!



Anyway, I thought it was time to re-use a post about Food waste created earlier this year.

This was part of a 10 posts series about #zerowaste if you want to have a look > Your Zero-Waste Journey on The Office Elf blog


Every household is different and finding common ground can sometimes be a challenge.

From budget constraints to the time crunch of daily life, each home is unique.


But what if we told you that there are some changes you can make that will fit into any lifestyle? 🏡


🎯 Buy Local and Seasonal: Supporting local businesses and opting for seasonal produce not only benefits your community but also reduces your carbon footprint. (Check out our previous post for more on this!)


🎯 Meatless Mondays: Want to make a significant environmental impact? Start with a meat-free day each week. Your taste buds will thank you, and so will the planet! 🌍


🎯 Cooking from Scratch: The secret to reducing waste and sticking to your budget lies in the art of cooking from scratch. Get creative with leftovers and explore new recipes. If time is tight, why not try batch-cooking on a leisurely Sunday afternoon? It's a family-friendly activity that saves time during busy weekdays.

Need inspiration? We've got some great batch-cooking ideas here.

Are you already a batch-cooking pro? Share your time-saving tips with us below! 👇


🎯 Buy in Bulk, Bring Your Own: Have you ever noticed the excessive packaging in your trash bin? It's time to make a change. Shop at stores that allow you to bring your own containers. Opt for family-sized products instead of individual portions. Plus, those containers can have a second life for storage or crafting activities! When you can't avoid packaging, choose cardboard, aluminium, or glass over plastic. These materials are easier to recycle and reuse.


🎯 Start Composting: For just £5, you can get a compost bin from your local council. It's an eco-friendly way to dispose of kitchen waste and enrich your garden soil. Don't have outdoor space? Indoor composting is possible too! Check out this resource for tips on indoor composting.

No compost bin? No problem! You can find folks in your area who'll gladly take your organic waste using the ShareWaste app here. ♻️


Small changes can have a big impact when it comes to creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly household. Let's take these steps together and make our homes and our planet a better place for all. 💚


What eco-friendly practices have you adopted in your household?

Share your experiences and insights in the comments below, and let's inspire each other to make a positive change! 🌟



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