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Zero waste kitchen hacks

30/11/2016 4:43 PM

Throwing out large amounts of food waste can not only generate more landfill, it can also cost a lot. The Youth Food Movement (YFM) states that ‘Australian households waste over $1000 each on food a year, filling up almost half our bins.’

YFM is a youth led grassroots movement that is tackling food waste head off , stating that ‘globally, if the greenhouse gas emissions from food waste was a country, it’d be the third biggest contributor to climate change.’

Home landfill bins are often made up of 50% organic waste that could have been composted, used in a worm farm or prevented from being generated in the first place through some simple ‘zero waste hacks’.

To help our kitchens get closer to zero waste 1 Degree has compiled a list of ‘hacks’ and resources below.

CREATIVE HACKS TO GIVE FOOD A SECOND LIFE

Cottage cheese

  • Reusing coffee grounds for your garden, fireplace, cleaning, odor removal, marinating meat, washing your hair and even exfoliating your skin!

Coffee grounds

Omelette

Spring onions

Croutons

Chips

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Pastry

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List Credits: Reader’s Digest 13 Steps to a Zero Waste Kitchen and BuzzFeed’s 21 ways to transform leftover food. 

RESOURCES FOR ZERO WASTE KITCHEN RECIPES AND TIPS 

Do you have any zero waste kitchen hacks you think should be included? We’d love to hear you ideas, email us at 1 Degree@news.com.au.