Keeping food fresher for longer 〰️ The main reason households waste food is because we simply buy too much. The second main reason is because food spoils before we get a chance to use it.
We can dramatically reduce how much food we waste by planning our meals, writing a shopping list, and storing food smarter.
We’ve found the following storage tips to be super helpful in keeping our produce fresher for longer:
• Store veggies in a damp Swag or damp 100% cotton tea towel. This allows produce to draw water as they need!
• When you buy lettuce, such as cos, chop off the bottom straight away, rinse the leaves and store in a damp cotton tea towel or Swag. The lettuce in the second photo has been in our fridge for 10 days and is still crunchy and fresh AF.
• Store carrots in a glass jar of water (they will stay crunchy for 3x as long). Goodbye floppy and soggy carrots 👋🏻
• Cut the bottoms off leafy Asian greens and herbs, and store in a glass jar in the fridge.
• Keep shallots in a glass jar of water but keep the roots on. Shallots will regrow, just change water regularly so your fridge doesn’t smell like onion!
We would love to hear your tips!
1 day ago
Grow your own!
After being lucky enough to get my hands on a little plot of land aka My Allotment 😍 I’m loving looking at what we eat and trying to turn our hands to grow it!
A few successes and lots of fails!!.... but to know our fruit and veg is free from chemicals, toxins, come plastic free with no air miles is pretty much worth it. Watching these guys faces when we plant too when they start to sprout it is the best! Let alone when we bring it home to eat it!🌱
One fail is our avocados 🥑 - We tried the stone on sticks but after spotting this, our weekend plans are about trying again!
So hear are the steps to grow super fast avocados....
*Wet rag wrap it - We are going to use recycled paper we have
*Drop it in a sealable bag - An old frozen pea bag...Still can’t find frozen loose near us.
*Leave for a week or so in a dark place
*Once root appears place in a jar above the water like above!
Has anyone tried this? I can’t wait!🥑🥑🥑🥑
📷Credit and tips @Leafy _lane
Do you throw out the stalk of the broccoli?? Please don’t, it’s just as good to eat as the rest. I simply chop it into smaller sizes and cook a little longer because it can tend to be a little harder. Make small changes like this to reduce your food waste ✨
I love second hand thrifting. Walking into a place, to find a unique pice, that fits me “perfectly” , is a fun & creative way to shop for clothes. I used to go to the typical chain stores, but over the years I have worked on moving away from that habit. At least as a default. I try to clean out some items from my closet every time I go to shop something. That way it does not stack up to bad... Not saying I ain’t got lots of potential here still 🤪 It’s refreshing that there are not 300 of the same style, staked in rows and rows, when you go second hand shopping. New pieces may have a place, like active wear and technical gear, but I love the fact that I can “breath new life” into something that has already been used. This dress, shoes, hat & and purse are all second hand + garage sale items or passed down from friends. Do you like to shop second hand? 👗 👠 👒& 👜 👌🏼 #secondhand#vintagedress#trondheim#norway#scandinaviangirl#reuse#fashion#suatainablefashion#dress#hat#purse#shoes#fryes#thrift#brukt #kjøpbrukt #bakklandet#sunday#sundaystroll | P: @nikaherec
BIG BRANDS ARE ROLLING OUT REUSABLE PACKAGING. This is not a drill! 😍🌏
Starting in May, Axe and Dove deodorants will come in refillable steel containers that are expected to last eight years 🏃🏼♀️
Tropicana orange juice will be sold in glass bottles 🍊
Häagen-Dazs will come in refillable stainless steel tins 🍨
Pantene shampoo will come in aluminum bottles, and its Tide brand detergent will come in stainless steel containers 💦
Fantastic news 😍👏🏼 it really is one step closer to the reusable, circular economy that bioGo wants to bring about 💦🌏 it’s up to the people now to reuse, leave out for collection and eventually recycle the new packaging appropriately ♻️
I know @loopstore_us are going to offer a collection scheme for the reusable packaging in the US. My question is what enterprise is going to step up in the UK (and Europe) to offer the same scheme?
“Some of the world’s biggest companies, including Unilever, Nestlé, and PepsiCo, are rolling out reusable packaging for certain products in an attempt to phase out single-use plastics — and to alleviate their own reputations as polluters. This move, still in the planning stages, is a necessary step in shifting the conversation on reducing carbon emissions from a consumer focus to one that holds companies responsible.
The idea is to get consumers to cut back on the single-use plastics that have become an indispensable part of everyday life.” - Vox
It is estimated that by 2050 the amount of plastic in the oceans will outnumber the amount of fish. Single use plastic straws are a contributor to plastic pollution and are among the top 10 items found during beach cleanups. We can easily combat this issue by opting to use reusable straws. Get yours today at Sustainablesips.com or visit the link in our bio. . .