Five Easy Ways to Prevent Food Waste

Did you know that 95% of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities?*

Food waste is a major issue today, and in a  world where hunger is one of the most urgent challenges, Price Choice Foodmarket is encouraging consumers to prevent food waste, keep food fresh and save money.

Price Choice Foodmarket recommends five easy ways to prevent food waste, prepare meals for the family and save money.

Tip 1: Make a Plan
Meal plan, create a shopping list and stick to it!

By thinking ahead and planning for your weekly grocery haul, you can avoid any unnecessary purchases that ultimately lead to waste.

Tip 2: Shop Smarter
Take advantage of 2-for-1 deals or buy-one-get-one-free specials, without fear that food and money will be wasted.

Keep food fresh up to five times longer** by preserving meals such as meatloaf with simple and cheap alternatives. Store pantry items, as well as on-the-go snacks, in glass, metal, paper, aluminum foil, or waxed cartons. Going plastic-free is a better solution and much easier than you may think. Using simple methods may lead up to $2,700 in yearly savings.***

Tip 3: Freeze Out Waste
Use the freezer as a wasted avoider — not a waste delayer

Remember to actually eat the food you freeze! For example, take a few extra minutes to preserve your food in a vacuum sealed, air-tight environment to keep fresh for days (or years) to come.


Tip 4: Preserve to Taste
Cooked once and eat often!

Designate a day of the week, such as Sundays, for cooking — and make Sunday’s cooking last all week long by locking in its freshness and flavor. Preserve that fresh-from-the-market taste with less waste.


Tip 5: Love Your Leftovers
The easiest and cheapest lunch is last night’s dinner!

No leftover is too small to save. Properly preserving last night’s dinner will ensure it tastes fresh longer for tomorrow’s lunch.

*Environmental Protection Agency
** Compared to ordinary storage methods.
*** Based on buying in bulk, buying on sale and preventing waste.

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