March is a Food Waste Action Month at PwC – and everybody is hungry to play their part!
As part of this campaign, they have stepped up the game with Food Waste Action Month to highlight the scale of food waste and the detrimental effect it has on the environment. If food waste was a country, it would emit more greenhouse gases than the US or China!
We know that many people are really passionate about this topic and there is always more to be done to help reduce the continued impact on climate and food security so here are some shared tips (and favourite recipe!)
Why cry over spilled milk?
Food can be a comfort, an essential, and a luxury, yet UK households waste around 4.5 million tonnes of food each year that could have been eaten. That’s enough to fill 38 million wheelie bins! We’re not talking eggshells or chicken bones, we mean forgotten fruit that’s gone uneaten, bread being binned and plates of food not reaching their full potential.
Spilling the beans….
PwC’s ‘Sustainable Living’ initiative has compiled a list of sustainable activities which has helped to navigate us through the lockdown, support our wellbeing and also tread lightly on our planet. They spill the beans on how to get the most out of your food, how to ‘freeze with ease’ and which innovative apps can connect you with discounted meals that would otherwise have gone to waste.
Some tips from PwC to share as part of their Food Waste Action Month, are as follows:
- Chill out: The average fridge temperature in UK homes is nearly 7°C, but foods will last longer if they are kept at under 5°C.
- Be a super saver: Ahead of a food shop, make a plan.
- Stick to your list and resist: Those ‘buy one get one free’ offers are hugely tempting but exercise your discipline and only buy what you planned to, or at a stretch, what you know you’ll use. Keep a shopping list whether it be an old fashioned handwritten one, a note on your phone, etc
- Snap a shelfie: If you’re not a fan of shopping lists, take a picture of your fridge and cupboard shelves before you head to the shops. This will stop you from buying something you’ve already got at home.
- Savvy storage: Proper storage is important as it not only keeps your food safe, but can also optimise it’s shelf life. Not sure where something should be stored?
- Favourite Vegetable stock recipe! https://pwc.mediaspace.kaltura.com/embed/secure/iframe/entryId/1_dt908bhk