FIRST, it’s important to use what you already have before purchasing a new set of glass storage jars with matching labels. Rinse out glass jars from previously purchased honey, jams and nut butters and reuse to store bulk foods or refrigerated items like leftover soups, homemade salad dressings and other condiments. If freezing items in glass jars, leave 1/3 empty to prevent breakage from liquid expansion (I learned the hard way!).
SECONDLY, reduce disposable plastic storage, including baggies and wraps. Check out reusable, eco-friendly options like the following. Simply rinse and reuse:
Check out the Bee’sWrap website for more sustainable storage options!
THIRDLY, familiarize yourself with proper storage techniques and shelf life. Major offenders of food waste are fruits and veggies! Nearly 50% is wasted according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
According to the Food & Agriculture Org. of the UN, fruits & veggies have the highest wastage rate of any food product at almost 50%.
— Erin Hendrickson (@TheMinimalistRD) April 11, 2017
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