No, we’re not leaving for vacation 😆 I just try to eat everything by week’s end before I restock over the weekend 😊
When I first bought this 30” counter depth fridge, I briefly worried it wouldn’t be big enough. After all, the average fridge sold in North America has 22-31 cubic feet of storage space; mine has only 14. But since living zero waste, I’ve grown to love my fridge. Much like my tiny trash can, my smallish fridge allows me see everything I put in it, reducing the chance that something gets forgotten or (gulp) uneaten. As a result, we have virtually no food waste! 🙌
When food doesn’t make it into our bellies, it’s not just the food that’s wasted. It’s also …
1) the water, land and resources used to grow the food
2) the fossil fuels used to transport the food
3) the energy used to store the food all along the way
4) our money!
As a general rule, I don’t buy more than what my son and I can reasonably consume in one week. And we make a conscious effort to eat most of it before I go shopping again.
Use what you buy. Don’t buy too much. Store it well. And eat those leftovers! 😋