For long time readers of the blog, assuming there are any of you still hanging around 😉 you may remember me getting #FoodSavvy along with a bunch of other bloggers and a local charity last year. (Disclosure: post not sponsored but I will be reviewing items.)
I’m doing it all over again, and you can join in if you’d like to.
There’s a dual focus this year, on reducing food waste, and also single use plastic. This is the end of the first week, when we’ve been measuring our waste and plastic use.
I’m kind of pleased to see that our waste is still quite a lot down on where we were this time last year, although we did still waste a whole bag full of tomatoes that were further gone than I’d realised when I bought them, and why will my children not eat bread crusts? So many bits of bread into the compost. Oh, and we overbought on our one take out
In terms of measuring waste, I didn’t manage to separate out skins etc from other food waste, but it’s basically two of our kitchen compost tubs worth (I’m working full time at the moment and the job was unusually stressful this week, and organising the measurement of kitchen waste slipped past me, sorry.)
Single use plastic is a knottier issue. We recycle as much as we can, including bread bags in the coop recycling bin, and our blue bin is always a lot fuller than our black bin. But some things are just in the wrong sort of plastic. Like the muffins that the kids love, and my hot cross buns, and the windows of the bakery items that we buy on yellow stickers. I’ve already made a name for myself in my local Greggs where my late for work breakfast of a belgian bun is on offer two for 1.35, and they used to do a pair in a plastic and paper bag which I kept refusing saying I was avoiding plastic. They then told me they were going to come in a box, which they now do, but with a plastic window! So I’ve gone on buying two in paper bags, and pretty much all the staff now know me and my plastic avoidance 😆
So that’s where we’re at. How about you? Fancy taking the #FoodSavvy challenge?
(Note, this post is in collaboration with Hubbub UK, I’m not being paid, but there will be review items forthcoming.)