National Zero Waste Week is from the 6th of September until the 12th. My Zero Waste are running a food waste reduction theme ('Cooking for Victory')
I found taking part in last years My Zero Waste's Zero Waste Week's challenge really effective - the challenge was to reduce your household waste somehow, I chose two really simple steps, no more buying bottled water and no more using plastic bags. Since then I think I've bought one bottle of water (it was very distressing, I was very hot and it was the only choice other than feel increasingly wibbly from being dehydrated) and rarely take a plastic bag.
I really wanted to take part this year too, but I feel like food waste isn't really a problem in our household (food packaging waste is a different story, but as I currently don't buy the food I don't really get much of a say!) - we control our portions, eat leftovers, eat things before they go off and compost the peelings, etc. So, after a bit of a think, I decided to use this years Zero Waste challenge as a chance to test myself and see if I really am as low-food-waste as I think I am. I'm going to take a photo after every meal I eat to show what food's left over. Then I'll post them here, of course. This will show that either I really don't have any food waste, or where I can improve if I do.
Is anyone else taking part in the Cooking for Victory challenge? I'd love to hear what you pledged to do!