Monday, 15 March 2021

How to Reduce Food Wastage?

Food wastage is a global problem. There are some countries with abundant food supply, while there are others that unfortunately do not have access to basic food requirements. In some places, the population has access to fresh produce while the others have to fulfil their demands from canned supplies. Approximately one third of the total food produced for human consumption globally is either lost or is wasted. (https://www.unep.org/thinkeatsave/get-informed/worldwide-food-waste#:~:text=Roughly%20one%2Dthird%20of%20the,tonnes%20%2D%20gets%20lost%20or%20wasted)

In this blog, we will discuss the ways in which we can reduce food wastage and contribute towards global sustainability. 

Shop Smart

One of the biggest reasons, food ends up in the waste bin is because we purchase more than we need. Shopping in bulk might be convenient and also economical but with the lack of planning, most of it could end up in waste. Take note of the inventory before making a list of the items that you need. 

How to reduce food wastage - use of metal for food packaging
Photo reference: From Pixabay copyright free image

Educate yourself on shelf life of the produce

Elucidating on the point above, educating self on shelf life of food is essential and can help in using the produce accordingly. Shelf life varies across food items. Canned and packaged food items state the ‘best before’ date as well. 

Before throwing the food away

In today’s social media era, people are more inclined towards fresh-looking and taut produce and tend to throw away slightly soft or wilting produce. These produce are usually not bad for example; breads can be pulsed for making breadcrumbs. 

Food Storage

Increasing food longevity is highly dependable on the way it is stored. For instance, storing apples, bananas, and tomatoes apart from other perishables helps in keeping them fresh for longer time. 

Plan Ahead 

Planning weekly menus help in cutting back waste. Online tools and videos are very useful in planning menus that are applicable regionally. 

Evaluate gaps in your recycling efforts while food wastage is an alarming problem, it also touches a very prominent global issue – food packaging wastage. Almost all items that we consume require some kind of packaging, even fresh off-the-farms produce. It is advisable to turn to sustainable or reusable packaging. Single-use packaging usually uses plastic which ultimately end up polluting water bodies or in landfills. 

For metal packaging, instead of tossing the cans and containers in the bin, we should opt for conscious recycling. Aluminium foils and trays are 100% recyclable. Although it is not recycled to its full potential as it gets discarded with other waste. Aluminium scrap in Dubai is efficiently recycled by Lucky Recycling.

Lucky Group is working towards creating a sustainable future for the planet. The company also recycles other metals like steel, another commonly used metal for packaging that is infinitely recyclable. 

To know more about handling of Scrap metals in Dubai, visit our website www.luckygroup.com

Disclaimer: This article(s) has been prepared solely for information purpose, using publicly-accessible sources that are believed to be accurate and reliable at the time of publishing. LUCKY GROUP accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage resulting from the use of information, images or opinions expressed in the report. LUCKY GROUP does not give warranty of any kind regarding the completeness, accuracy and reliability of the information included in the article(s).


No comments:

Post a comment