Reduce Waste, Save Your Money, Help Our Planet!

Reduce Waste, Save Your Money, Help Our Planet!

The Issue:

Food waste is a BIG issue - with TV documentaries, Netflix docufilms and articles literally all over the internet available at our fingertips about how our food systems, the way we shop, eat and waste food is affecting the world; we feel that we all have the power to educate ourselves just that little bit more to take action against climate change and reverse the destructive habits we’ve come to find ‘normal’. 

 

HERE ARE A FEW FOOD WASTE FACTS THAT’LL LEAVE A SOUR TASTE:

 

  • Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes – gets lost or wasted.

 

  • Fruits and vegetables have the highest wastage rates of any food.

 

  • There are nearly one billion hungry people in the world - those people could be fed on less than a quarter of the food that is wasted in the US, UK and Europe.

 

  • Food waste is the 3rd biggest global contributor to greenhouse gases.

 

  • In the home food waste is worth £730 per year to the average UK family - it’s basically like taking £60 in crisp freshly printed notes and piping them in the bin, every single month!

 

BUT YOU HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Here’s what you can do to fight the Food Food Waste Fight:

 

Plan your meals

Meal planning is a perfect place to start!! It allows you to focus on the recipes that you love to cook, use up what you already have in the fridge and exactly order what you need.

Pick your favourites recipes that you would like for the week. Put the ingredients you'll need into a shopping list - this allows you to check what you have already.

Whether you have 15 minutes or an afternoon to dedicate to a cook-off to get ahead, we’ve got 100’s of delicious, plant based recipes on our website to keep you inspired!

 

Shop Smart

Based on the meals you’ve planned, write a list of the ingredients you need, tick off the ingredients you already have or need to use up then you’ll be left with the items you need! At Boxxfresh, you have full control over the fresh veggies, fruit, salads and herbs that go in your Boxx which makes it super easy for you to order what’s on your list! 

 

Love your leftovers

Think of your leftover as a gift from you - to you! 

You’ve just given yourself an extra meal and saved time cooking! Whether you turn leftover mash into potato cakes, use delicious leftover ingredients for a pie or pasty fillings, pile bits and bobs into a Tupperware for an on the-go lunch or batch freeze whole leftover portions from a big feast for another day - loving your leftovers is one of the best ways to reduce waste.

 

FREEZE!

Use your freezer to your advantage and you’ll create a super stash of goodies to use for future meals and recipes when time is a little short!.

Making batches of food like curries, cottage pies, stews and sauces last to pop in the freezer in individual portions, for those days when cooking a meal is time-challenge, is a perfect way to make sure you’re stocked up with home cooked goodness AND means that nothing goes to waste!

Only need half an onion? Got leftover leeks? Chop them up, pop them in a container and store it in the freezer for soups and stews.

Reducing plastic? Keep glass jars and there lids to freeze convenient sized portions of soups, stews and sauces!

 

WHAT WERE DOING AT BOXXFRESH TO FIGHT THE GOOD FOOD WASTE FIGHT!

Nothing ever goes to waste at Boxxfresh - our logistics and systems make way for us to always provide the best quality produce we can lay our hands on so that we can deliver the freshest veggies, fruits, salads and herbs. This means produce that lasts longer and tastes delicious!

Our keen eye for quality, however, does not exempt us from leftover produce that has been either jiggled in transit or the occasional excess stock left over from the week - these item are gathers up, packed with love and donated to local sports clubs and wonderful organisations who assist in getting food to those who need it and do not have the means otherwise.

We consider it our duty and responsibility as a purpose driven food business to help you not only to provide you with a wonderful, healthy plant based home delivery but to assist you with recipes, tips and methods to make the most of your Boxx, reduce waste get the best value from your shop!

There is no Planet B but together we can make a difference.

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