New Year – new sustainable resolutions

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Here we are again, at the start of a New Year making promises to do things better and to be better versions of ourselves in 2019.

This year, why not buck the trend of the traditional fitness and weight related resolutions and make a resolution to significantly reduce your impact on the environment and on your bank account.

The best part is, committing to reducing your food waste is an achievable New Year’s resolution.

Transform yourself from a food waster to a food waste warrior with our simple tips to get you started:

  1. Start composting! The average household rubbish bin is 24% food waste. You can significantly reduce this by composting at home, joining one of our community composting hubs, checking out ShareWaste, or setting up a compost bin or worm farm at home.
  2. Grow your own herbs. Buying herbs can be expensive, and let’s be honest – you never use the whole bunch. So whether you’re renting, living in an apartment or have a backyard, literally anyone can grow their own herbs to snip as you need them. If you’re limited on space, start with a couple of your favourites and grow them out of pots. One pot of basil could set you back what it costs to buy a small bunch at the shop. It just makes sense.  
  3. Do the Six-week Food Waste Challenge. Most of us know that we waste food, but very few of us realise exactly how much food we're throwing away. This challenge will help you reset your kitchen habits to start the New Year right.
  4. Don’t buy into the unattainable cosmetic standards that fruits and vegetables are pressured to live up to. Check out your local green grocer and buy the ‘ugly’ fruit and veg to help save them from being dumped in landfill.

Even if you already consider yourself a food waste warrior, there’s always room for improvement. It's never the wrong time of year to resolve to reduce your food waste.

Date posted: Thursday, 17th January, 2019
Last updated:8 May 2019
Topics: blog green