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Food Waste Avoidance 11 - Making smarter food choices

For each item you plan to purchase, please answer the following questions with a simple yes or no first:

Origin
  • Is the product Australian made or owned? Or, are all or some of the ingredients?
  • Is it the product local, seasonal and organic?
Packaging
  • Is the packing wasteful or excessive?
  • Is the package reusable? Is it recyclable in my kerbside bin?
  • How will I dispose of the package?
  • Can I buy the same with less packaging?
Servings

  • How many servings are in this product?
  • How many servings will I use when cooking?
  • If I don’t use it all, what is the “use by” or “best before” of remaining serves?
Money
  • Did I really need this? Was it on my shopping list? (or was it an impulse purchase or ‘special deal’?)
  • Alternatively, could I grow my own?
  • Alternatively, could I substitute this ingredient/product for something else I already have?

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