How fridges make us waste food

How do fridges increase food waste? Look at that unassuming white box in your kitchen. What would you ever do without it? The cool saviour of your leftover pizza, the treasure chest of treats, the preserver of your daily nourishment. Yet your fridge may be hindering your efforts to reduce food waste. Fridges were initiallyContinue reading “How fridges make us waste food”

Homemade coffee scrub without coconut oil

Transform your used coffee grounds into a sensational face and body scrub. This makes a great zero-waste, sustainable gift – just in time for Christmas! This post was inspired by the Food Waste Story by Sicily Fiennes of the Climate Collective. Coconut oil may clog drains as it solidifies at room temperature. If you wantContinue reading “Homemade coffee scrub without coconut oil”

Food waste in UK politics – November 2020

I often talk about needing bigger, ‘system’ changes to tackle food waste, and one example of this is changing food waste policy. In November 2020: The Environment Bill was on the agenda A couple of peers raised food waste in the House of Lords The Environment Bill Right now, the government have is pushing aContinue reading “Food waste in UK politics – November 2020”

What gives food more value, and how does this reduce food waste?

“… what remains when the good, fruitful, valuable, nourishing and useful has been taken […] the tat, the lowly that has sunk to the depth of a value system”. Scanlan, 2005 As Scalan posits, and as I explore in the Longer read What is food waste?, waste is simply something that has lost value toContinue reading “What gives food more value, and how does this reduce food waste?”

5 ways to use up oat pulp

When I started making my own oat milk, I had to contend with the oat pulp that was leftover. Blending and straining the oats and water leaves a by-product that resembles a gloopy, porridgey lump in my sieve. I was determined to use it all up – it seemed counter-intuitive to make oat milk forContinue reading “5 ways to use up oat pulp”

How is food waste measured, and why does it matter?

Food waste is a global issue, accounting for 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. In comparison, aviation accounts for just over 2%. If food waste were a country, it would be the third biggest emitter after the US and China. According to the FAO, we waste one third of all food produced for humanContinue reading “How is food waste measured, and why does it matter?”