The Green Kitchen

Reducing your carbon footprint in the kitchen

Approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted worldwide each year, more than half of the world's annual cereal crops. Not only is it a tremendous waste of resource that this food, instead of feeding the hungry ends up in landfills, but it also has a detrimental impact on the environment. From the water wasted in producing this wasted food, to the CO2 emitted during its transport, we as consumers can help combat food waste by making more conscious decisions about what we eat, where we shop and how we run our kitchens.

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Shop conscientiously and reduce waste in your kitchen by buying less food more often and buying produce that's in season and local. You can also research which stores near you use less plastic in their packaging. More information on tips can be found in the Resources & Further Reading section.

Even with careful shopping and planning you will have some food waste, but there are many creative ways to salvage them! For example, if you know you won't be able to use your produce before it spoils, you can cut and freeze it for future use... even fruit can be frozen to use in smoothies later. Other options to salvage your leftovers and foodscraps include: