Tip #4: Donate Surplus Food
Some seven million South Africans are going hungry. You can help alleviate their hunger by donating food that is past its prime but still safe to eat. You could drop off surpluses at a homeless shelter nearby, for example, or you can work with companies such as Food Forward SA.
Tip #5: Make Creative Use of Leftovers
Certain leftovers can very easily be reused in new dishes if you get creative. The head chef at Greenhouse in Constantia, Cape Town, for example, challenges his team to create a new dish with leftovers every week. His wastage campaign is inspiring the industry to approach food preparation and waste differently.
Tip #6: Recycle Cooking Oil as Biofuel
We all know it is not safe to reuse cooking oil in food preparation, but it isn’t even safe to dispose of it down the drain or in your trash, as it becomes carcinogenic. There are companies, such as Scope Oils, that collect old cooking oil and recycle it into biodiesel.
Tip #7: Compost any Food You Can
The great thing about organic waste is that it can be composted, returned to the earth and used to grow more food. With solutions such as Bokashi Bran®, almost all food scraps can be turned into highly effective and fertile compost.
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