Discarded food is a huge problem: it leads to overproduction, waste and thus to many climate-damaging emissions. With the right behaviour, however, food waste in the household can be reduced to a minimum. It’s not just what you buy that counts, but how you buy it.
How to avoid food-waste in everyday life
In order to avoid food waste, it is crucial to buy food properly. What is really needed? What else is available? How long do the stocks last? And above all: When is an ingredient needed? Perishable products should be bought shortly before use.
It is therefore advisable to create a meal plan for the entire week – ideally directly with recipes with quantities. This allows you to estimate exactly what needs to be bought and what quantities are really needed.
☞ Meal plan
The prepared meal plan will then be noted on the digital shopping list. This precise planning helps to avoid spontaneous purchases in the supermarket, which in turn saves money and food.
☞ Digital shopping list
Conscious shopping – conscious living
Do you want to be more sustainable and climate-friendly in your everyday life? You can start by preparing a list for your next visit to the supermarket so that you’ll only buy what you really need.
Have fun shopping!