With the cost-of-living increase beginning to impact on the price of food, many people are thinking about ways to reduce their bills and food waste. As well as helping to cut monthly food budgets, reducing food waste is also a way to cut your carbon footprint, with lots of simple changes that you can implement to make this possible. Here at Jars Direct, we’ve created a list of things you can do to reduce food waste, using just one simple item – glass jars. Recyclable, versatile and available in a range of shapes and sizes, our glass jars are ideal containers for storing, preserving and making food.
Keep Your Veggie Peels
It’s easy to throw away peelings and trimmed ends from vegetables such as onions, carrots and potatoes. But if saved, these can be the perfect base for a delicious homemade vegetable stock - simply throw all of your peelings into one of our glass food jars, cover with water and wait for the magic to happen.
Organise Your Kitchen
An easy way to cut down on wasting food is by making a list of everything you already have before shopping. Storing your dried food items in our glass storage jars will mean that you can easily see how much rice, pasta, or herbs you have, and won’t make double purchases. Plus, glass jars can look extremely stylish on your shelves.
Make Food Last Longer
To stop food in your fridge is going off quickly, there are different ways that you can store things. An easy way to keep fresh herbs for longer is placing them in one of our small glass jars, wrapping it with cling film and securing with an elastic band. Pre-prepped vegetables can also be stored fresh in our Le Parfait containers and put in the fridge.
Pickle, Ferment and Preserve
Learning how to make fermented foods such as sauerkraut, pickles and kimchi is a great way of reducing the food you throw away. Our pickling jars come in a variety of sizes, so you can make any quantity. We also have a range of jam jars for that are perfect for making the most of leftover fruit.
Order Your Jars Today
Make positive changes to your food waste today, by purchasing from our vast collection of glass food and storage jars at Jars Direct. Available to buy in bulk, order online or alternatively contact us on 0113 4871 095 to order over the phone.