Blog Posts - Food Waste



RAGS & RICHES: The culture shock of food waste vs. resource reclamation

Reverse culture shock can be more challenging to deal with than culture shock itself. That shock is amplified depending how different the place you’re travelling to is […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [htt...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 31, 2016

Food waste – time to write

Last Monday Parliaments Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee launched an inquiry into the economic, social, and environmental impact of food waste in England. They have invited people to write to them over the next few months with a &...
by IanChisnall on Jul 18, 2016

Innovations in Food and Agriculture at FoodIT: Solution Harvest

Yesterday, Green Eatz attended Food IT: Solution Harvest, organized by The Mixing Bowl. There were attendees from all over the world, from New Zealand, Australia, Finland and Italy, but I claim the prize for the shortest distance traveled – just 2...
by GreenEatz Blog on Jul 13, 2016

How to transform wrinkly kiwis and mushy avocado's into a delicious dessert!

I don't know about you, but I struggle to work out when kiwis and avocados are ripe. To stay on the safe side I leave them out in the fruit bowl until the kiwis have gone wrinkly and the avocados are a bit squishy. Unfortunately by this time they may...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jun 9, 2016

Yummy uses for cold chips!

I try to not buy takeaways because they can be expensive compared to home made meals, are rarely as healthy and usually come in packaging (although I have been known to take my own reusable containers). Most of the time I try to take my own advice&nb...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jun 2, 2016

It's time to stop wasting food!

I've been thinking about food waste a lot recently and also vlogging. I've had a quick go and put a video together about food waste. Let me know what you think and whether you think I should make more of these or not!?!?!On the food waste front, I'm...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 30, 2016

The food we don’t buy

Last week J Sainsbury announced that it plans to install combined heat and power (CHP) units in six more of its stores across the UK, bringing the national total up to 16. It is not yet known if any of … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on May 16, 2016

A quick, inexpensive, sugar free curry sauce recipe

I usually buy curry sauce in jars because I always thought making my own version was too complicated, but I have realised it couldn't be easier to throw one together and it is far cheaper if I make it myself! It also has the added bonus of being suga...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 9, 2016

What’s the climate impact of your diet?

Last week I spoke at an event for students at Bedfordshire University, and the topic that generated the most debate was food. It was an event around a meal – part of Tearfund’s Stir Up Supper campaign – so perhaps that’s not s...
by Make Wealth History on May 6, 2016

What’s the climate impact of your diet?

Last week I spoke at an event for students at Bedfordshire University, and the topic that generated the most debate was food. It was an event around a meal – part of Tearfund’s Stir Up Supper campaign – so perhaps that’s not s...
by Make Wealth History on May 6, 2016

Free food via Olio!

Olio is a new food sharing app designed to get businesses and individuals giving away their unwanted food. I am totally in favour of unwanted or surplus food being redistributed as it stops it being chucked into landfill, which is bad for the environ...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 5, 2016

Nothing naughty about this neopolitan!

My friend Shani of hazelnut biscuit fame (read more here) invited us over for lunch recently and knowing that we aren't into sugar or waste, made us some seriously delicious sugar free, zero waste neopolitan icecream, which was also dairy free a...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Apr 29, 2016

A delicious use it up sugar free zero waste dessert!

Last December we went on holiday and by avoiding waste we saved ourselves over £500 (read more here)! One of the things I did was to freeze some milk that we couldn't use up before we went away. I froze it in an ice cube tray and once the cubes...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Mar 14, 2016

WeFood Fights Waste By Selling Expired Food

WeFood, a Danish supermarket dedicated to cutting food waste down to size, discounts expired and damaged produce & products by up to 50-percent. The post WeFood Fights Waste By Selling Expired Food appeared first on WebEcoist.
by WebEcoist on Mar 8, 2016

What’s food waste got to do with climate change?

Food waste is one of the easiest environmental issues to talk about, as almost everyone can agree that it’s a bad thing. If nothing else, it’s a waste of money, and everybody wants to get more out of their household budgets. It’s al...
by Make Wealth History on Feb 22, 2016

Food that is not being wasted

In the mid 1990’s I was involved in a discussion with the Manager of a local Supermarket. David Moore who now works for Spar gave me a tour of the store he managed and proudly showed off the state of … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Jan 19, 2016

How I saved over £500 by avoiding waste on an overseas trip!

I was recently taken away on holiday with my family by my lovely parents. I felt slightly guilty about the whole thing as this is the first time I have flown anywhere since I started my blog. I love travelling though and although I've been happy to h...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jan 18, 2016

2016 New Year’s Resolution: Compost and Reduce Food Waste

It's time for my "Eat Well, Heal the Planet" new year's resolution! This year it's all about reducing food waste and composting. The post 2016 New Year’s Resolution: Compost and Reduce Food Waste appeared first on This Week for Dinner - Weekly...
by This Week for Dinner on Jan 6, 2016

DUMPSTER DIVING: or, living off of the follies of consumer culture

If you’ve ever walked behind a mall or restaurant at the end of the day, you may have noticed that a ton of garbage gets […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Dec 9, 2015

Stop Wasting Food on Your Food Truck

In recessionary times like these when food costs increase, your profit margins sink and as a food truck owner, you must take action. A simple tool you can use to lower your food costs and stop wasting food is the creation and use of a waste sheet. C...
by Mobile Cuisine Magazine on Dec 4, 2015


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