Zero Waste Week 2014 kicked off on Monday.
I may have mentioned I am an ambassador 😉
Simply Being Mum’s Friday (Zero Waste Week) Fridge
If you read my Food Waste Friday posts, regularly, you will know my aim this week was to reduce plastic food packaging.
There’ll be a round up of Zero Waste Week next Monday. Mainly about what I have learnt this year by trying to reduce waste.
This week’s fridge does contain some plastic, but it’s a hangover from the previous week. I still have not used up the grapes, avocado and halloumi. There must be a suitable salad containing these 3 ingredients? In the large pyrex container I have some baby leaf salad left also. Yes, there must be a meal there!
Talking about salad, I now transfer any bagged salad to a pyrex container lined with absorbent paper. I am finding this preserves the leaves longer. Fortunately this weeks bagged salad was packaged in recyclable plastic. I say fortunately because one valuable I have learnt, this Zero Waste Week, is that all plastic is not created equal (kind of a shout out to George Orwell, kind of!?!)
But more on that next Monday.
It’s been a good week. There is no food waste to declare. One reason may be because I have been doing a daily ‘fresh’ shop. Just buying what was required for the specific dish.
Apart from these two items, where I slightly over-purchased.
It’s easily sorted. I’ll be slow-cooking a broccoli, celery and cheese soup as part of No Waste Tastes Great.
Which incidentally cannot be described as a ‘naked soup’ because try as I might (and I have) I cannot buy cheese not wrapped in plastic. But as I said, more on that Monday.
As for tonight’s dinner, well the Kids and I are attending a birthday tea party after school. There is some ‘naked(ish)’ pasta bolognese thawing out for the Hubby.
It’s ‘naked(ish)’ because although the fresh ingredients weren’t packaged, I struggled to find any unpackaged dried pasta. My compromise was recyclable plastic, which wasn’t particularly easy to track down either!
Please note in the Friday fridge photo the bolognese is shown uncovered. This is for the photo only. It does have a lid!
How about you? How is your fridge looking this Friday? Any waste to declare?
Thanks as always to Kristen, The Frugal Girl, (the founder of Food Waste Friday and the inspiration behind No Waste Tastes Great)…Don’t forget to head on over to her’s to link up your Food Waste Friday post!