Reducing Domestic Food Waste

The amount of food that goes to waste each year is staggering, with estimates suggesting that around one-third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted. A significant portion of this waste occurs at the household level, where consumers may buy more food than they need, fail to use it before it spoils, or discard edible parts of fruits and vegetables. In this session, we will explore ways to reduce food wastage within households, so that we can help to reduce the environmental impact of food production and ensure that more people have access to healthy and nutritious food.

We will discuss strategies for meal planning and preparation, ways to store food more effectively, and creative uses for leftover ingredients. We will also consider the role of education and awareness-raising in promoting more sustainable food consumption practices. By the end of this session, we hope to have generated a range of practical and actionable ideas that can help to reduce food wastage within households, and contribute to a more sustainable food system.