4 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste

Helen Jackby:

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It has become something so normal to throw out leftover foods in Singapore. But is that right? The National Environment Agency has reported a food recycling rate of above 13% in Singapore. This rate is up to 2016. Nonetheless, it is still a minority compared to the recycling we could be doing right now. So what are the solutions for food waste in this country?

Thanks to companies like Westcom Solutions, who have the devoted to come up with a vast range of food waste solutions. Hats off to them! They have a desirable fermentation and decomposition machine with high performance. With their equipment, you know you are cut on transportation and incineration costs. Their focus is on environmental protection. All you have to do is contact them on [email protected]. It’s that easy. Speaking of tranquil, the following are other trouble-free ways to reduce food waste. Anyone in Singapore can use them.

Be Smart and Realistic in Your Shopping

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Many people just shop willy-nilly. Shopping should be planned so that you don’t buy too much unnecessary food. It’s sensible to frequently visit the grocery store to buy your food in smaller quantities. If you live far from the store, bulking buying can be convenient, but it can lead to food wastage. So how do you avoid buying unneeded food? Before going to the grocery store, make a list of your grocery and stick to it to prevent food waste because a packed fridge may look appealing but can create food waste if you cannot eat all the food.

Realistic shopping also involves paying attention to expiry dates. Buying a product with a nearer expiry date means either you should eat it earlier or it’s going to be wasted. Expiry dates identify the quality of the food. The time you buy your food is the time to rely most on your senses of smell, taste, and sight. It may sound funny, but that is actual reality. It can save you a great deal of money by avoiding buying food you will have to throw away.

Store Food Correctly

It is one thing to know what you want to buy, make a list, and stick to it. But if you don’t plan for proper storage of your food, it can massively go to waste. You can be astounded the kind of fruits and vegetables should be stored at t room temperature against refrigeration. Have you ever wondered why many of them are rotten? Yes, it is because many people are unsure of how to store them correctly. Let’s take, for example, tomatoes, garlic, cucumbers, and onions. What do you usually do after buying them? These should be kept at room temperature instead of refrigerating them.

Some foods produce ethylene gas while ripening. Amongst them include bananas, avocados, peaches, tomatoes, pears, and green onions. Separate these foods from ethylene-sensitive products like potatoes, leafy green, apples, berries, and peppers to keep them from early decay. 

Make a Weekly Menu

A menu may sound like a restaurant thing to do. You can make a weekly menu at your house. With a menu, you cut back on food waste by organizing your food usage. Planning doesn’t just end with grocery shopping but also extends to cooking. You may take a few weeks before getting the menu correct, but having it can save you on food waste more than you can imagine. As a result, you save money.

Preserve Your Food

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Preserving food started as long back as 2400 BC before new food preservation techniques were discovered. You can use fermenting with some guidance from Westcom Solutions. Besides that, you can also dry, can, or even freeze. Some suggest pickling using brine, and if not accessible, vinegar will do. All these methods can make your food last longer. Food preservation is cheap and easy.

The solutions for food waste lie in your hands. It doesn’t take much effort. With these methods, you can cut your food waste with a great deal and thus saving you the money you could have wasted.

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