1. Appeltje erbij

Voorkom dat je aardappels uitlopen door ze samen met een appel te bewaren. Het zit zo: appels produceren ethyleengas en dit houdt je aardappels langer vers en stevig.

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You look lost… Follow me! @ReduceWasteNow 😊 . Did you know you can prevent early sprouting in potatoes by storing your potatoes with an apple? 🥔🍎🥔 . Apples produce ethylene gas, and ethylene gas keeps potatoes fresher and firmer! . To make your potatoes last as long as possible, store them in a dark, cool room, and away from onions! A good place is in a garage, cellar, or pantry 👍 . Onions actually cause potatoes to sprout early, so if you want to plant a potato, put it near an onion! Onions produce moisture, and the potatoes react to that by spoiling earlier than their supposed to.🧅 . 🚨ANNOUNCEMENT! I’m launching an online zero waste store! Click the link in bio to be alerted when it’s open 😊 (All orders are plastic-free and emissions will be offset) . Did you know you could extend potatoes lifespan by storing them with an apple? Are you going to try this out? Let me know in the comments!! Tag someone who’s trying to reduce waste! #ReduceWasteNow . #foodwasterevolution #reducefoodwaste #sustainable #gardening #preservefood #savefood #environmentallyconscious #ethicalliving #potatoes #foodhack #foodhacks

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2. Boerenkool 2.0

Hangen je blaadjes boerenkool er zielig bij? Snijd ze van de stam en zet ze in een glazen potje in wat water terug in de koelkast. Wacht een paar uurtjes en je kool is weer zo goed als nieuw.

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Follow @ReduceWasteNow if you want to learn how to help the environment! . Did you know you can treat kale like flowers to revive them? Cut the kale stems on an angle an inch from the bottom with sharp scissors or a knife, put them in a jar of water, then into the fridge (the fridge part isn’t really flower related). 🥬 . Your kale should be crisp and ready to be cooked in a few hours! If your kale leaves are already off of the stem, simply submerge the leaves in icy water for 30 min, take them out & dry, and they should be back to normal! . 🚨ANNOUNCEMENT! I’m launching an online zero waste store! Click the link in bio to be alerted when it’s open 😊 (All orders are plastic-free and emissions will be offset) . Side note: if you haven’t made kale chips already, I HIGHLY recommend them, they’re amazing! 😋 . Have you tried this? Are you going to try this? Tag someone trying to reduce waste! #ReduceWasteNow . #foodwaste #zerowaste #sustainability #nofoodwaste #zerofoodwaste #zerowasteliving #sustainable #food #sustainableliving #savefood #compost #vegan #zerowastefood #lovefoodhatewaste #bestbefore #recycle #ecofriendly #organic #environment #composting #sustainablefood #plasticfree #plantbased

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3. Let it grow!

Zonde om de wortels van je bosui weg te gooien. Je kunt namelijk heel makkelijk nieuwe uitlopers uit de wortel laten groeien. Goed voor het milieu én voor je portemonnee.

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Follow @ReduceWasteNow for tips to help the environment! . Green onions are one of the easiest veggies to regrow! All you have to do is follow those three steps in this picture, and make sure you change the growing bulbs’ water at least once a week 😊 . A few things to note: 1️⃣ When your green onion is in the glass of water, keep it on your windowsill and make sure it gets some sun ☀️ 2️⃣ When your green onion is potted and grown, cut off what you need – clipping the leaves all the way to the ground – and your green onion will grow almost indefinitely! . 🚨ANNOUNCEMENT! I’m launching an online zero waste store! Click the link in bio to be alerted when it’s open 😊 (All orders are plastic-free and emissions will be offset) . This is a great starter veggie if you want to start a regrow garden! . Are you going to try this? Have you already tried it? Tag someone who wants to get into gardening, and/or someone who wants to reduce waste! #ReduceWasteNow . #foodwaste #zerowaste #sustainability #nofoodwaste #foodie #zerofoodwaste #zerowasteliving #sustainable #food #sustainableliving #savefood #compost #vegan #zerowastefood #circulareconomy #lovefoodhatewaste #earth #bestbefore #recycle #ecofriendly #organic #environment #composting #sustainablefood #plasticfree #plantbased

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4. Eat me first

Vergeet jij ook ook zo nu en dan een paprika of courgette in de hoek van je koelkast? Zonde! Met een ‘Eat me first’-bak voorkom je dat je ingrediënten weg moet gooien omdat ze je waren ontglipt.

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Follow @ReduceWasteNow for tips to help the environment! . REPOST: I’ve definitely fell victim to forgotten food spoiling and stinking my fridge up! An easy way to prevent this is to get a small to medium sized bin from around your house, and mark it as your “Eat me First” bin! 🥕 . The eat me first bin should be designated for food that’s about to expire, or produce you’ve had for a little while now. . Keeping it at the front of the fridge can really inspire inspiration for your dishes too! . Are you going to try this idea out? If you do, post it on your story and tag me! I love to see when you try my tips out 😊 Tag someone who’s trying to reduce waste! #ReduceWasteNow . Photo Credit: Left: @thecookingblueprint Right: @theecomamas . 🌎 Click the link in my bio to buy products that help you reduce plastic waste! 🌎 . #zerofoodwaste #zerowastekitchen #wastenot #sustainablefood #whatvegetarianseat #zerowastejourney #reduceplasticwaste #sustainablefuture #reducewaste #zerowastegoals

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5. Koffiedik als plantenvoeding

Gooi je koffiedik niet weg, maar gebruik het om je planten een boost te geven. Wist je trouwens dat je ook het water van gekookte eieren kunt gebruiken om je planten op te peppen?

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Follow @ReduceWasteNow for easy eco tips! . Did you know you can use coffee grounds as a natural fertilizer for you plants? There’s a trick to using them though… . If used improperly, coffee grounds can inhibit growth of your plant and actually do more damage than good! So what’s the right way to use coffee grounds?👇 . According to HGTV, the proper way to use coffee grounds on plants is to spread a thin layer (1/2″ max), then cover the coffee grounds with a thick layer of organic matter. ☕ . Organic matter could be things like compost, wood chips, and shredded bark. 🌲 . A few acidic loving plants that would benefit from this are… 🔹Azaleas 🔹Rhododendrons 🔹Fothergillas 🔹Holly 🔹Gardenias 🔹Japanese iris 🔹Trillium 🔹Begonia 🔹Caladium . Have you tried this? Are you going to try this? Tag someone who’s into gardening and wants to be more eco friendly! #ReduceWasteNow . #gardeningtips #gardentips #gardeninglife #gardeningideas #gardensofinstagram #gardeninginspiration #instagardener #eatwhatyougrow #gardening #seedstarting #gardenerslife #foodwaste #zerowastejourney #lesswaste #coffeegrounds

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6. Gescheiden

Zorg ervoor dat je groente en fruit niet bij elkaar bewaart! Fruit produceert een gas waardoor je groenten sneller rijpen en dus minder lang houdbaar zijn.

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Follow @ReduceWasteNow to learn how you are able to help the environment! . Storing your fruits and veggies separately can make your veggies last longer and reduce food waste! 🚯 . This might be common knowledge to some of you, but I had no idea! So I figured I couldn’t be the only one who didn’t know this and decided to share it with you in case you didn’t know either! 👍 . The reason why fruits and veggies shouldn’t be stored together, is because fruits produce ethylene gas which can make the vegetables ripen or sprout much faster! 🍎💨 . I recommend storing your veggies in a crisper drawer if your fridge has one – if it doesn’t, If you keep your fruits and veggies on separate levels in the fridge, that’ll do just fine! 🥕 . Did you know this already? If you didn’t, are you going to test it out? Tag someone that’s trying to reduce their waste! #ReduceWasteNow . #foodwaste #zerowaste #sustainability #nofoodwaste #foodie #zerofoodwaste #zerowasteliving #sustainable #food #sustainableliving #savefood #compost #vegan #zerowastefood #circulareconomy #lovefoodhatewaste #earth #bestbefore #recycle #ecofriendly #organic #environment #composting #sustainablefood #plasticfree #plantbased

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