Garden Bed Tips: Your Daily Food Waste Leads To Climate Change

Your Food Waste Is Fatal

You may not be aware of this, but your daily food waste and food residues can cause climate change.

Think of too paste brown banana, or wet spinach behind the refrigerator.

Now, consider where you throw the end of the carrot, apple skin or potato skin. It is likely that you throw all the food into the trash.

According to data from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, we waste 45%of fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers. Compared with the 30%of the grain, the oil seeds, meat and dairy products, and 35%of the fish, this is the highest amount of waste.

I threw away a bucket of food residues every week in the past and didn't think about anything. In addition, I will throw away some deterioration.

Either I don't have time to prepare it, or I cook it without time to eat it. When we live in Toronto, the city provides a service that you can throw food into a green trash.

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These were picked up and sent to organic waste management facilities on the day of garbage.

It is embarrassing that it is not convenient to sort out our food from other garbage. I was still a baby at the time, because who liked to change?

I didn't spend much time at all. I am also very ignorant, I don't know why people want or need to classify food from other garbage.

Why waste food makes climate change worse

Then, I realized the environmental impact of food waste on our planet. Especially when these foods eventually enter our garbage landfill, it will decompose without oxygen to produce methane.

I am not a scientist, but I have read methane as a powerful greenhouse gas. Although some of them have been converted into energy, most of them are released into the atmosphere and warmed our planet! In 100 years, the intensity of methane is 34 times the carbon dioxide.

Do you know those polar bears that we all like, because they are very cute and cute? If the earth continues to warm up and the Arctic sea ice continues to melt and disappear, our beloved polar bear will face a great danger. Climate change is a real person.

Did I persuade you to stop contributing to climate change? I hope so!

There are some simple solutions here, which can minimize your impact and stop food waste


Find a compost system for you and throw all organic food residues in. Let your family participate in this process.

It is not always easy to compost. I have to post a single page on our refrigerator to outline what can be piled up and not entered the pile.

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Help your family to learn and make them easily integrate. My husband took a month to remember to clean and crush his eggshell, and then put them in the trash.

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My daughter immediately learned (starting early and developing a good habit) and helping to tear her banana skin and even crushed newspapers.

I will ask my daughter where the fragments will go, and she will say "compost, mother" with the cutest voice. She didn't quite understand why we did this, but she knew that the garbage had entered the trash bin and the food residue entered the compost box.

There is a compost box on our kitchen counter, and there is a glass outside the kitchen. Let the compost box be visible and reach, so that it is easier to throw the waste into it.

The best thing is that this trash can has no smell at all! I'm surprised. Even if you forget to pour it a week, it still has no smell.

Every day or every other day, we will bring the trash can outside the tumbler and throw all the food residues and a bunch of broken newspapers together.

Eat and use it

Prepare diet as much as possible so that you can use all the products you buy that week or day.

If you take a look at the things in the refrigerator, you can make food based on the available things. This prevents you from buying more than the necessary things and reminding you to eat the fastest and fastest foods earlier this week.

Another reason for composting is that it can clearly remind you what you throw.

How to eat all parts

When making cauliflower mud, I often throw away the leaves and stems. Now I cut the stems thin and small, and then add it to the cauliflower's head. Especially potatoes, no matter what, you have to make it mud, so the taste is the same.

I will save the leaves in the refrigerator, and then fry them for another dish that week. Perhaps the buckwheat noodles are fried.

Let's talk about the cabbage. What do you do with feathers? I once tossed them and thought their only purpose was to give us delicious leaves.

We use the following Chef'n deed machine with our two -year -old children. She likes to help in the kitchen. This beautiful tool can prevent your fingers from being burned. If you often peel off the feathers and rosemary, you will understand what I mean.

What you do is to push the valve stem through one of the holes and let your child pull the other end.

You can fry, marinate, roast, and mixes, instead of throwing stems. Give them a good seal first and then simmer. Simpling water helps tender stems and reduce bitterness.

We have so many oranges and grapefruit skin. I decided to start freezing them and tear them into small strips or peel them first. 

  • Put the peel into the water, add some cinnamon or other spices, and boil, and you get a homemade air fresh agent. 
  • Use peel in cocktails, like a good old style. We like to add orange to us. 
  • When the recipe needs lemon peel or orange peel, you will be prepared!


I put a glass can in the refrigerator or a reused Stasher bag, and then filled a ton of food residue.

My food residue usually includes too unpalatable mushroom stems, onion skin (and skin), garlic skin, carrot minced, etc.

When I have enough things to fill the pot or slow stew, I will continue to make chicken or vegetable soup. Well, I will freeze the inventory in a small jar and thaw when ready to use.

When I am busy putting food on the table, this can save time. I can quickly make soup, rich rice -grain vegetables (with water instead of high broth), or simple sauce with vegetables or pasta.

Re -plant your food

Lettuce, green onions and celery are some regenerative vegetables. That's right, the agricultural products you buy can be regenerated and will produce more food for you to eat.

I re -cultivated celery and green onions purchased in the farmer's market. Super simple, low maintenance costs, it is really interesting to see them flying. My daughter and I change water every day to observe how high celery and green onions are.

Once the roots start to grow below, I may be transplanted by celery, but I want to see what it will happen.

Since then, celery has been eaten, and the rotten part has entered the pile.

The green onion is still becoming stronger, I use them to make soup, stir -fry and salad.

I bought a bunch of weeks before, so I couldn't use it. Now, my food is just enough for me to cook, and there is almost no waste.

You Can Save The Earth

Take the baby steps to find out which solutions above are the easiest to implement with your family today. Teach your children to eat foods and reduce the amount of food entering the trash can.

Stopping climate change and taking action immediately.

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