1. How to identify your food waste
One of the first steps in reducing food waste is to weigh your food waste or to count the numbers of bins or buckets containing such waste.
Accuracy isn't that important. Just try to set a general benchmark for the amount of waste you're currently producing.
When measuring your food waste, also try to take a note of its source:
- does the bulk of your food waste come from food spoiling in storage?
- is a lot of food wasted as you prepare dishes?
- do you have loads of leftovers at the end of each meal?
Next step, is to identify the major sources of food waste and put in place changes to reduce these sources.
Once you've done this, weigh your waste again. This will give you a clear measurement of whether your changes have worked and might help you identify next areas of waste to tackle.
If you repeat this process regularly, you should be able to reduce your waste, save money, and continuously spot ways to help reduce waste further.