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Tips around the home

  • Be mindful of packaging

    A lot of packaging is unnecessary and effort should be taken to avoid buying overly packaged foods.

  • Grow your own herbs

    Fresh herbs are an easy way to make your meals more interesting and add more flavour.

  • Make your own gravy

    Save the left over cooking juices from roast meat to make gravy to freeze for another time.

  • Make your own stock

    You can make your own stock by using leftover beef and lamb, bones and vegetables.

  • Find uses for food close to perishing

    Try to avoid overbuying food. Remember refrigerated foods and fresh fruit and vegetables have a limited shelf life.

  • Use your freezer to preserve food

    Even with the best of intentions, it’s not always possible to plan your food needs exactly. Use your freezer to preserve foods you are unable to consume before the expiration dates.

  • Put food scraps to good use

    Get a compost bin or worm farm for your fresh food kitchen waste and use this to fertilise your garden.

  • Think twice about ‘two for one’ offers

    Unless you need multiples of something fresh, think about whether you’ll actually use it before it perishes.

  • Find creative ways to use leftovers

    If you’ve made too much for dinner, don’t throw out your leftover beef or lamb.

  • Plan a weekly menu

    By planning a weekly menu, including supplies for morning teas and lunch boxes you can buy what you need and reduce food waste.

  • Avoid buying food you don't need

    Make a shopping list before heading to the shops to avoid buying things you don’t need.