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Keep food fresh

Storing food correctly is one of the simplest ways to reduce the amount you throw away. In the fridge, keep food stored in sealed containers and stop vegetables from wilting by storing them in the crisper and wrapping them in paper towels to absorb moisture. In the freezer, use sealed containers or use reusable ziplock bags to avoid freezer burn and contamination (remember to squeeze all the air out of the bag before you put the food in the freezer). Label your containers/bags with the date and what’s in them and store food in single or family size portions, so you only need to defrost what you need. The freezer is also a great place to store food that isn’t looking its best, for example if you don’t think you’ll finish your loaf of bread, slice it up and freeze it for toast, croutons or breadcrumbs. Pantry items should be stored in airtight containers, out of direct sunlight .


Keeping Food Fresh

Paul Mercurio gives us a few tips on food storage to reduce food wastage.


Use it Up Podcast

The no-waste movement has never been more relevant. In this weekly podcast, delicious. food director Phoebe Wood, joined by special guests, thought leaders and innovators, will inspire no-waste techniques to apply at home.

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