The UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen will be appearing live on the NBC TODAY Show at 8:30 AM EST in the United States and has these 5 food waste tips to share with you!
Shop smarter: don’t buy more than you need (even if they are on sale) and choose products with the least packaging.
Plan better: cook just enough and freeze leftovers instead of refrigerating so that if you don’t feel like eating it tomorrow you can have it in a few days.
Find and support produce distributors that sell wonky fruits and veg. I’ve tried to reduce our food waste by creating a kitchen garden--having your own garden means being able to take just what you need. The vegetables taste delicious but look wonky, each different from the other, just like nature intended it! We compost our organic scraps and the chickens eat most of it but are happy to share with the family dog. This keeps more waste out of the landfills.
Learn about labels so that you are not throwing away perfectly good food --9 in 10 of us do because we are not clear about what the different labels actually mean. Did you know that if an egg floats in a bowl of water, it’s bad, but if it sinks, it’s still good? Learn more at FixFoodDates.com.
Reduce your food waste but try to compost what you must throw away and check out thinkeatsave.org.