The kitchen is often the largest contributor to household waste, with food packaging, food scraps, and much more. Throughout my experience moving towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle, I have come up with five different ways to reduce kitchen waste!
1. Buy food in bulk
Buying food in bulk is one of the best ways to reduce your kitchen waste by ridding of excess food packaging in the landfill. Not only this, but bulk food is also cleaner for the planet and more efficient in shipping! Foods such as rice, pasta, beans, granola, dried fruit, flour, and much more are popular foods that can be found in bulk in grocery stores across the U.S. The best way that I have found to buy food in bulk is to purchase jars from secondhand stores (or reuse old ones) and bring those to the grocery store to fill up.