At TakeAware, we don't beat around the bush: we're all about sustainability. That means not only are we committed to reducing plastic usage and combating plastic pollution, but we're also dedicated to anything that benefits the environment. From September 11th to 17th is the Waste-Free Week in the Netherlands, and we're more than happy to join in. Wasting food is not only a waste of the energy and resources invested in it but also has a significant impact on the environment. In this article, we share 5 tips to reduce food waste.
5 tips to reduce food waste
Have you ever thrown away food because it was past its expiration date or spoiled? You're not alone. Food waste is a significant issue in many households, but fortunately, there are clever tips to prevent it. During Waste-Free Week, you're encouraged to be mindful of food waste, and we're here to give you a helping hand. Here are 5 tips to reduce food waste:
1. Frozen vegetables and fruits as a healthy and sustainable alternative
Frozen vegetables and fruits not only retain their nutritional value but also stay good much longer than fresh produce. Moreover, the convenience of the freezer makes it easy to grab the right portions, reducing waste.
2. Smart storage
3. Best before and use by dates
4. Repurpose letfovers
5. Freeze fresh herbs
Packaging as an ally against food waste
Packaging can have a positive impact in the fight against food waste. If you run a foodservice business, consider always offering your guests the option to take leftovers home in a doggy bag instead of throwing away food. Use environmentally friendly disposables for this purpose, and you're already on the right track!
TakeAware is ready to support you in transitioning to more sustainable disposable packaging. In our digital shelves, you'll find a wide range of friendly disposables that contribute to a circular economy, where waste gets a second life! We offer various disposables, often made from plant-based materials. Check out our full range now.