Have you thrown anything away recently? That’s the question they’re asking over at Love Food Hate Waste with the launch of their new Your Food Waste Assistant. As the name suggests, they’re asking about food, they don’t want to know about that stack of Heat magazines you just threw in the recycling bin.
The idea is simple: type in the food you last threw out and you’re then presented with a number of options as to why you threw the food away.
This part really made me think – how often do we question the reason why we’re throwing food away? Is it because we’ve made too much, or the food has gone off before we had a chance to cook it, or sometimes the kids don’t like it and we think it’s past saving. Most of the time I feel so guilty about throwing food away, I dig my head in the sand and prefer not to shine a spotlight on the issue.
Well, I think Your Food Waste Assistant is going to really help me out. It offers 30 alternatives or solutions to throwing out around 600 food products – from meal planning to freezing to portion control – all designed to help you think twice before you throw that food out again.
Here at MoKL, we’re huge fans of the Love Food Hate Waste website, so once you’re done with Your Food Waste Assistant, head over to the main site for lots of advice on meal planning, portion control, recipes and more.