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Five ways to reduce food waste

Every year, food waste is around 88 million tons. According to the most recent data released by the European Parliament, 40% of this figure relates to household waste.

Part of the food we don’t use ends up in places like landfills, where it decomposes anaerobically, expelling methane (a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide).

Read also: UN wants measures in the WTO against the food crisis that affects millions

Applying strategies to organize your kitchen’s meals and shelves will simultaneously and positively contribute to your health. Moreover, these are small changes that benefit sustainability and climate change prevention.

To help you, Men’s Health has put together five strategies for organizing your food and reducing waste in the kitchen.

Conscious meal planning

It’s important to be mindful of what you’re putting in your body and in your refrigerator. Before you go shopping, confirm what you have and what needs to be consumed first. By making a habit of meal planning and knowing what you have in your kitchen, you are more likely to buy only the necessary ingredients.

Read more at: Men’s Health

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