The problem of food waste in Brazil is so serious that, in a world ranking, the country is among the 10 worst that manage its food. Estimates indicate that about 40,000 tons are wasted per year, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI) Brazil. Habits and good organization can change this scenario.
In the search for alternatives to waste, it is necessary to understand that the issue of the disposal of food waste involves other dimensions of the production and consumption chain, in addition to the final consumers. It also encompasses all the food lost in each stage of this productive chain, from when it is planted, transported, industrialized, until it reaches the plates.
Habits for Conscious Consumption
To avoid the unnecessary discarding of food, which is responsible for each part of the production chain, including consumers, they must pay more attention to production and consumption processes. Some habits change towards a more conscious consumption are easy to apply day to day and collaborate in a valuable way to avoid waste. To do their part, people can start already at the time of purchasing food.
One way of collaborating is to buy quantities that are equivalent to own consumption so as not to lose products that are past validity or that rot. It is also advisable to give preference to fruits, vegetables and vegetables, as they can be used in their entirety. As an additional point, it is worth mentioning that choosing to buy food in recyclable packaging helps a lot in a conscious discard.
Enjoy everything from food in the kitchen
At home, the total use of food and the reuse of food are allied to the most rational and economic consumption. In a quick search on the internet you can find countless recipes for the use of peels and other parts of food that will usually end up in the trash. Juices, sweets, flour and cakes are just some of the appetizing and nutritious forms that, for example, the banana peel can take on.
Dispositions for leftovers from previous meals are also numerous. The rest of white rice, for example, can be boiled and turned into a cookie or even a pudding. Giving is always a possibility. The classic use of organic garbage as fertilizer as well. The choices are endless. Find out more about this and let your information and imagination guide you in the vast world of possibilities for reducing waste and enhancing natural resources. Environment thank you and your pocket too!
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But if you want to know more about how to enjoy food, also read that enjoying the food in its entirety is healthy and sustainable.