In these strange times when going to buy food is a special outing, lots of our favourite foods are hard to come by – think pasta and tomato sauce, or fresh bread! – then the last thing we want to do is waste any of the food that we buy. Also, wasted food means wasted resources: water, fuel - all of which contributes to climate change.
The first step to reducing the amount of food that we waste is to get to know what we throw out and why.
Here is a simple project for the next few weeks- Let’s say a month.
You will need:
Each time anyone in the house throws some food away – whatever it is, then write down on the form
When you have completed the four week project and your Summary Form, take a photo of the Summary and send it to us here at Octopus
Don’t stop there. Talk about the results in your family or household. Why did food get wasted? How could you waste less. Make a plan to cut down on waste – over the next few weeks we will publish some ideas to help you.