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1 418 minutes ago
The #travelindustry is a HUGE CULPRIT when it comes to CREATING WASTE and #tourcompanies can take it upon themselves to reduce, or even eliminate, their footprint.
Some of the ways #touroperators can reduce their environmental impact:
♻️Provide and encourage use of reusable water bottles.
♻️Use biodegradable bags instead of plastic ones.
♻️Provide reusable utensils.
♻️Clean with reusable rags instead of paper towels.
♻️Reduce the use of printed materials.
What are some other ways you are creating a more eco-friendly, sustainable business❓
📸 + article courtesy of the Adventure Travel Trade Association 👉🏼📖 https://10x.li/tacklewaste 📖👈🏼
🥑 These tasty little fellas are straight off a friend’s tree. ☀️ Nothing but fresh country air and sunshine.
🗑 Not a one of them would have made the grade for mainstream supermarkets, but I’m pretty sure they’ll get an A+ on my loaded fajita rice and morning smoothies this week.
Reducing food waste is highly topical at the moment. I suggest when you’re doing your food shopping at the supermarket to check the expiry date on items before adding them to your trolley.
Opt for items that have longer expiry dates (especially with perishables) to increase the window of time you have to use the item before it goes bad. This will minimise the amount of food you waste because it’s gone bad before you got the chance to use it.
If you have items that are near-going off and you are concerned about wasting them, check if you can chop it up and freeze it. Most fruit, veg, meat and fish can be frozen either raw or cooked and it’s always handy to have reserves in your freezer for some evening when you’re under pressure.
Our vision is to become the world’s most sustainable meat business from farm to fork. Our new online platform www.thisissecondnature.co.uk showcases our sustainability journey through transparent reporting and regular news updates.
We are committed to playing our part in solving the climate crisis, and we know we don’t have all the answers yet. However, the Second Nature website is a starting point to engage in a more balanced discussion on meat consumption and climate change, that includes talking about the carbon benefits sustainable agricultural and livestock farming can bring.
We are passionate about the role farming and food production can play in becoming a force for good. Come on our journey. Please keep up to date on our thoughts, challenges and triumphs as we journey to 2030 - the link is in the bio.
1 132 hours ago
𝔽𝕠𝕠𝕕 𝕎𝕒𝕤𝕥𝕖 𝕊𝕞𝕠𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕖
A PDA: not everyone has the accessibility and luxury to go to a farmers market every week especially when it comes to affordable food (let alone trying to get ‘organic’ food - but is organic REALLY the best way to be sustainable? Is it actually deemed organic?? Future post on this... 🤨) When I was living in the UK, buying fruits and veg from the local farmers market and shops were more expensive than the supermarkets, so I tried to opt for the loose fruits and veg where I could in my nearby Morrisons (though the fruits and veg got a tad repetitive 🤨). What I loved about Morrisons was that they had a crate full of SINGLE, yes... SINGLE 🍌 BANANAS THAT YOU COULD PICK FROM. ❤️ Granted, half of them were overripe but I threw them into the freezer at home regardless for porridge mornings. #porridgeisacult (any #themustards fans out there? 🙈) ..
Really awesome to see though that Morrisons and Sainsbury’s are pulling up their trousers about reducing their unnecessary plastic packaging!! 🤘🏼Two supermarkets which I had to rely on for affordable food shopping. Even Waitrose is trialling a plastic-free deli aisle where they’ll chop food for you (VERY useful for the disabled so I’m happy to see this opiton out there. I hope this becomes a nation-wide thing honestly!) ... Just need the supermarkets in Hong Kong to do the same now..
We all love our #smoothies#selfies on ye olde Instagram. But what better way to use up near gone off food is by making 🍹 smoothies out of frozen veg and fruit (that you’ve chucked into the ❄️ freezer before it spoils)! Save on the food waste! And your money! If you work a busy 9-6 job, blend it the night before and stick it in a tumbler or upcycled jar (or an old pretty mason jar like i did 🙈) to take to work / have on your morning commute..
Save 💸 and food waste on those expensive takeaway smoothies (especially in 🇭🇰) which often comes in pre-packed disposable plastic bottles (unless you’re at a place where you can ask to use your reuseable cup/jar). 💫 Reuseable straw is optional if you’re feeling fancy. ✨ [cont’d]
Miica is a creative, caring chef and friend! She salvaged local, organic vegetables that can’t sell because of their size, asymmetry or odd shape and put them on the table for us to appreciate and enjoy. As part of her zero-waste experiment inspired by her adventures in Europe, she prepared delicious dishes with these wabi-sabi veggies — fresh salads, pasta dishes and a scrumptious tarte amandine!
Together, we’ve shared this deep sense that the concept of wabi-sabi can challenge beauty standards, and in turn, reduce food waste and help us love and respect ourselves and our planet a little more.
Taste the world of Italian chocolate! Baci Perugina is great for christmas, holidays, weddings and parties!
$5 for 200g gift box, $1 for 2pc box and even cheaper at $30 a box of 32 which is perfect to decorate Christmas Lunch Table!! Don’t spend a fortune because we have many other Christmas bargains @cheaperbuymiles in Flemington and Footscray.
Featuring local #EcoWarrior@freeganinsingapore - Daniel Tay, the founder of @sgfoodrescue.
In this candid conversation, Daniel shares how he and his team of volunteers are doing their bit to combat the problem of food wastage in Singapore- be it cooked foods or raw! .
Startling fact #1 | The group rescues nearly 2000 kg of raw food per week
Even more startling fact #2 | Food waste is the 2nd heaviest item in Singapore’s incinerators at a whopping 636K tons (coming in after Plastic which is at 908k tonnes)! .
Read bit.ly/danieltaySG for the full story, first hand!
Sometimes you score big on the clearance rack at the grocery store! I bought these persimmons at the store the other day in awesome shape! Only one was bad 😬 which I composted. Sometimes I will find some good deals there (minus the plastic wrap)! .
Around 30-40% of our food is wasted here in the US! And these were destined for the landfill! To NOT decompose but to just release methane. Which in turn is a potent greenhouse gas-more potent than CO2! (To be exact, it’s 28% more than carbon dioxide.) .
So, when you see those fruits and veggies on clearance, get creative! Rescue them from the landfill! Think of soups, breads, freeze for the future, possibly smoothies etc!!!
This #simplerecipe is so versatile as it makes a great base for using up whatever you find lurking in the fridge.
Try adding cheese, tomatoes, spinach, green beans, broad beans or broccoli.
I added the last few pieces of chicken left over from the Sunday roast, and had fruit for pudding to make up for the lack of veg.
With pasta it’s all too easy to end up with a giant high-calorie portion which may cause a #bloodsugar spike. 50-60g dried/90g fresh pasta is a decent amount and can be bulked out with veg. #wholewheat pasta contains more fibre and micronutrients than refined white pasta. Corn/maize pasta is a good #glutenfree alternative.
Join us Dec 18th for this all ages cookie decorating event. Drop-in any time between 3 and 5 pm. We will have cookies, icing, sprinkles and adornments, oh my! Take home what you make to enjoy or gift.
If you have cookie tins please bring them.
2 minute coleslaw w leftovers!
No time to even try to style this very last minute coleslaw. Can you see a frog with its mouth wide open? A slow week is picking up pace 😅 .
I love using up leftover ingredients because I hate food wastage. 1/3 of all food bought is chucked away, which I think is just criminal. My kitchen helper makes it easier to find recipes according to ingredients which means, less wastage! .
-200-250 g mix of red and white cabbage cut in small pieces (approx. 4x4 cm) -1 Medium carrot (80-100g) cut into thumb sized pieces & 1 apple cut into eighths. -40g mayonnaise and 1/2 tsp Salt > 6 Seconds speed 5 et voila! #coleslaw#thermomix#homecook#koch#kitchentools#noknifeskills#reducefoodwaste
0 1910 December, 2019
Sam has supported Food Drop since we launched in August. He has helped us to better understand the challenges communities face with accessing food. Together we hope to make a change. In the new year we will be sharing more about the systems we have created to help get more food to our local communities! 🧡 #fooddrop
Αν ξεκίνησες χθές την προσπαθεια σου να λες όχι σε άρχηστες πλαστικές συσκευασίες και πλαστικά μιας χρήσης, μπράβο σου! Συνέχισε έτσι!
Ποιό είναι το επόμενο βήμα;
Μείωσε τα σκουπίδια σου.
Γενικά η λογική της μείωσης των σκουπιδιών μας στηρίζεται στην επιλογή μας να μειώσουμε την κατανάλωση προϊόντων που δεν μας είναι και τόσο απαραίτητα. Με αυτό τον τρόπο μαθαίνουμε να ταξινομούμε τις ανάγκες μας και να αξιολογούμε τι μας είναι χρήσιμο και τι όχι. @ecognito.gr #ecognitogr
1 3410 December, 2019
Potere alle donne, in #Finlandia la coalizione di governo è in mano a giovani politiche
#sannamarin , 34 anni, è il nuovo premier del Paese, dove la maggioranza è composta da una coalizione di centrosinistra formata da cinque gruppi, quattro dei quali guidati da #donne
Link in bio per maggiori informazioni .
This is from #cityoflondon
Do you throw a lot of food out? Will you be meal planning this Christmas?
We’ve been using up old vegetables in pasta sauces, but there’s always some that still go off. Then they go into the compost.
In the UK alone we throw away so much food it’s quite horrifying. 🍏🥦
What should you do with overripe bananas in the fruit basket? Most of us tend to throw it away, fearing they would no longer be fresh, and therefore, not fit to eat. Stop! Why not use it to bake a surprisingly delicious banana bread 🍞 🍌😉 RECIPES/COOKING VIDEOS LINK IN BIO ⬆️ (YouTube/FB Page: Sweet Life with Mommy Len)
Swipe to see what’s inside my child's lunchbox. Stasher bags to hold the sandwich. They also come in a variety of sizes and to be used for fruit, salad, veggie sticks, or anything really. Stainless steel container to keep store bought chips (in large bag) and homemade kale chips and granola bar intact. The cloth napkin and infamous water bottle on the side. And, when the banana peel make it home, it's Zero Waste Team-1, Single Use Packaging-0. Yay! Buying your food differently, whether it’s in bulk, in a reusable vessel, or buying the product in the largest container possible, and then purchasing reusable items like the ones in these photos will reduce the amount you consume and ultimately what you toss. It can appear “inconvenient” and you’ll need stuff to make it possible, but it’s one of the best changes you can make for your environment. Join the Zero Waste team!
#kembalikekebun Setelah mata saya dimanjakan dengan pemandangan tanaman seledri berwarna hijau segar yang tumbuh subur, pada saat yang sama saya juga harus melihat sebuah kenyataan pahit. Adalah sebuah fenomena yang menyedihkan bahwa makanan hilang atau terbuang di sepanjang rantai supply/pasokan mulai dari awal produksi pertanian hingga berakhir di konsumsi rumah tangga. Bahan makanan yang tidak dimakan juga merupakan pemborosan sumber daya, seperti tanah, air, energi, tenaga kerja, tanah, biji-bijian, dll yang digunakan dalam proses produksinya secara sia-sia. Seperti yang saya temui kali ini, hasil kebun berupa kol merah (red cabbage) yang melimpah ini terpaksa tidak dipanen dan dibiarkan di kebun karena tak laku di pasaran.... Sayang sekali. Sebagai seorang chef, ada perasaan miris dalam hati saya membayangkan red cabbage yang terbuang percuma ini sebenarnya dapat diolah jadi berbagai masakan...
Saat kita membuang makanan ke tempat sampah, kita membuang lebih dari sekedar makanan itu. Kalau kita tidak dapat mencegah membuang makanan, usahakan sumbangkan makanan bagi yang membutuhkan agar tidak terbuang percuma. Setidaknya kita bisa berusaha mengurangi agar makanan tidak mubazir dengan melakukan hal-hal sederhana seperti:
1. Belanja sesuai kebutuhan, memasak & menyajikan makanan secukupnya
2. Sisa makanan yang disimpan, benar-benar dimakan
3. Simpan makanan dengan baik agar tidak basi
4. Periksa tanggal kadaluarsa secara rutin
Ya sudah, untuk menghibur diri, saya kembali memandang kebun seledri yang segar dan gemuk saja, sambil membayangkan semangkuk bakso panas dalam suasana Bedugul yang dingin ini. 🍓🥬🌽EO Weda Farm, Vegetables & Microgreens Supplier, @encunling 📲 +62 85966259582
🌀Simple ways to reduce fruit waste🌀
My go to recipes for using up ripe fruit are:
🔹 Crumble - most fruits can go into a crumble, simply remove any stones/core, stew and place into an oven proof dish with a simple crumble (I use oats, butter and brown sugar)
🔹 Tart - this is a peach tart, simply toss your sliced fruit in cinnamon & sugar and place on puff pastry (fruits like apple may need cooking slightly beforehand)
🔹 Cinnamon roll Apple pie - top stewed apples with a cinnamon roll (either homemade or shop bought dough)
🔹 Grated Apple tossed in cinnamon / gently stewed apple in cinnamon to top porridge - most fruits can be stewed to top porridge, works well with berries too!
🔹 Banana bread! The all time favourite, such a simple & delicious multi-purpose food that can be so easily adapted!
Don’t forget that berries and bananas can be frozen, you can also prep your grated apple and freeze, and any fruit can be frozen if you’re using it for smoothies!
Fruit doesn’t need to be wasted, just give it a little lovin’ 🍑🍇
1 89 December, 2019
🚑🍏Afternoon treat made from rescued fruit! 🍏🚑
För er som såg maträddarna på SVT och förfärades över mängden frukt och grönt som kasseras redan i produktionsledet, typ fult formade morötter (😭) - och för alla andra som känner att slänga fullt ätbar mat är galet onödigt - här är en riktigt nice produkt, @rscued ! De tar vara på ful frukt och gör smaskig must & juice av den! Lite dyrare än annan juice i och med att processen innefattar manuellt arbete med att rädda frukten, men detta känns som ett så bra kliv på väg mot bättre användande av resurser! 💪
Not the prettiest pic on IG, but after ~2 weeks 6lbs of food scraps were saved and dropped off at the farmer's market! I am sad to report that a lot of this bag was food I didn't eat in time 😞. Am really trying to buy ingredients specific to the meal I'm cooking or freezing it for later use BEFORE the produce goes bad.
Pictured are scraps I freeze in ziploc bags I reuse for these purposes.
Am happy to report that we've officially got 2 places to drop off compost now- closer to apartment and closer to my boyfriend's place. This way scraps won't build up in the freezer and we can swing by to the drop off locations when we're in that area 🤗
I posted this photo last year but thought it was worth sharing again. We make our own decorations every holiday season. Most of our extra curricular activities are finished until the new year, the weather is colder and the evenings are dark. Making decorations for our tree and house gives my kids something fun to do each day after school throughout December. I like these orange stars because unlike the popular dried orange slices (which I also love) you get to eat the fruit before making the craft. We used a tiny cookie cutter and the warm air in our house dried the peels in about a day. When the holidays are over and the decorations come down we toss these in our backyard woods to give the local birds and critters a treat.
54 1,5835 December, 2019
China is building "cockroach farms" to fight food waste.
We have been blown away with how the Swag Bag makes it possible to keep our veggies beautifully fresh for weeks!
After a month of consistent use, we have some tips to share for best results:
• before putting produce in, dampen your clean, dry Swag on the outer layer only and wring out excess water (the inner layer should feel mostly dry, and the outer layer should be moist)
• if you notice the outer layer is getting dry over time, sprinkle water on it to restore moisture level (we use a spray bottle that we also use to mist the house plants 🌱)
• if you are not getting the results you expected, it’s down to hydration. Produce doesn’t like to be too dry or damp, so play around with it until you find your groove
• wash your Swag Bag every 2 weeks. We keep one for older produce, and another for fresh and this has helped us set up an easy routine
The 3 layers of unbleached cotton allow each individual fruit or veggie to breath and hydrate at its own pace. This means no guesswork! You do not have to separate different types of produce; however, it’s good to keep in mind that as fruit ripens it releases ethylene gas, which can cause other produce to ripen prematurely. To avoid this, simply remove ripe fruit from the bag and store on counter (or just eat it 😋)
26 5472 December, 2019
We are currently growing enough food to feed 10 billion people when it is only 8billion of us... About 35-50% of all the food produced globally is getting wasted. It is one of the major environmental problems of humanity. When food is disposed into landfill together with other unrecyclable stuff it rots and produces methane which adds to 1/3 of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, making it one of the largest contributors to climate change. When we waste food we also waste resources like land, water, fertilisers, energy, packaging etc. And meanwhile, 1 in 9 people on the planet are starving.
I have never thought about this problem up until 6 months ago after reading an article online. Ever since that, I started my wormery with cute little wiggly friends that eat my food waste and produce nutritious soil in return. And while this method can be a little extreme for many there are still a lot of ways how you can reduce your food from being wasted:
🍓 Shop smart and realistically, do not overbuy and overserve 🍅 Store things correctly to prolong the shelf life of the food
🥦 Avoid clutter in your fridge to see what you actually have
🥞 Keep track of what you throw away
🐖 Look into composting or order a food waste big from your council 🍒 Don't be obsessed with perfect-looking produce. Oddly shaped food is as great and delicious. Check out @oddboxldn that rescues food that is not "perfect" enough to be accepted in the stores. 🍞 Save leftovers. Freeze them, make smoothies, try new recipes
🍽 Check out @maxlamanna who gives useful food saving tips and his book More Plants Less Waste.
📸 by @istenalinda
P.S all bananas were turned into pancakes and smoothies. #nowaste#zerowaste#foodwaste#zerofoodwaste#savetheearth
61 2,9003 September, 2019
Since 2015, Toronto has been working to harness the biogas emitted from organic waste. After partnering with Enbridge to build a processing facility on the Dufferin site, biogas is now ready to fuel the majority of Toronto's collection trucks. It's one of the first cities in North America to do this. •
For the full story head to the Good News section on our website www.ecopandas.com link in bio
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🖊 source: @curiocitytoronto
36 1,3795 November, 2019
When your fridge is more colorful than your closet. 🌱 Thank you @hellonutritarian for this inspiration. 🌿
21 1,3529 October, 2019
New column @britishvogue 👆🏼 Best snacks for trips away plus top tips for clearing your fridge before your holidays! 👆🏼 Not just to stop food waste and throwing money in the bin 🌍♻️ but do yourself a favor and make something delicious to pop in the freezer and come home too for your first night back to stop those post holiday blues 👌
101 2,28520 July, 2019
🌎🌱CLEAR OUT THE FRIDGE BEFORE YOU TOP IT UP 🌱🌎 We’ve been doing this in a bid to cut down on food waste, help the environment and save pennies. You never know what epic meals you can create with what’s left over from the week before. I literally had:
Half an onion
Half a red pepper
3 cloves of garlic
2 carrots about to turn bad
Ginger about to turn bad
2 sweet potatoes
1 tin of chickpeas
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 spoon of peanut butter
1/4 cup of left over coconut milk
500ml vegstock (cubes)
Sri Lankan seasoning mix
Then roasted some left over broccoli in olive oil salt pepper and garlic 🌱 and added some fresh juicy cherry tomatoes to lighten it all up.
And made the most epic meal 🔥. This is why I always say having things like chopped tomatoes, bulk legumes (chickpeas, black beans, lentils etc) are store-cupboard essentials. Especially in the winter months to make some seriously hearty food with left over fresh vegetables.
I think I’m going to do this every Monday on my stories, who is with me to see what we can all create? What’s a good hashtag I should use for this? Maybe I’ll turn it into a YouTube / IGTV special? 🤔