It’s Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste

It’s Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste

 

 

Environmentally and socially conscious people are beginning to realize just how positive an impact making small changes to one’s lifestyle can have. The amount of food waste created annually is just about enough to feed nearly a billion of the world’s hungriest people, and by reducing the amount of food you throw away each week or each month, you’re making an informed effort to take part in important social change. Some steps people take include only purchasing perishables as they need them, keeping leftovers for future meals, and even repurposing waste as compost for their gardens.

Another option for keeping food fresher longer while still allowing it to breathe and retain its fine taste is breathable food wraps, a concept pioneered by Abeego — a value-based company that has developed an original beeswax wrap designed to make peoples’ fresh produce supplies last. It’s all natural, reusable, requires minimal energy to produce, and is waste-free. If washed properly in cold water, your single piece of wrap can last you over a whole year! In North America, as many as one in four vegetables or pieces of fruit end up in the trash before they can be used. With beeswax wraps, on the other hand, you can help to bring that number down to zero.

While plastic wrap has been popular in the past, this alternative takes into account how the fruit of a plant is designed to thrive by nature. Banana, avocado and orange peels will shield their fruit from the elements without suffocating it, and Abeego’s beeswax wrap does the same – helping to keep food from decomposing after you’ve taken it home from the market. Even once you’ve sliced open that cucumber or avocado, it’ll taste better and smell better than it would if it was kept air tight.

Choosing a more sustainable route for food preservation can also save you money, as you’re purchasing less and throwing less out in the long term. While being part of the sustainability movement can take effort and requires you to do a bit of research, you can start by taking a few tips from the very businesses that make sustainability the cornerstone of their mission. An alternative to plastic wraps is one key to solving the global food waste problem because it extends the life of your food naturally. At Abeego, this new nugget of food wisdom started by studying a lemon peel, talking to communities, and doing kitchen experiments, eventually developing into a product versatile enough to serve a wide variety of preservative purposes.

Some ways you can start reducing the waste you produce include eating older products first, monitoring and recording what you throw out — so you can be more mindful about an item’s shelf life, and storing better. To get the most out of your efforts, choose a natural, breathable storing method that makes minimal impact on the environment. By making regular, informed decisions about food purchasing, consumption, and storage, climate change can be slowed down, and you can feel confident that the time, energy, and money you put into purchasing and cooking your food doesn’t go to waste either.

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