As soon as you start planning a wedding celebration, you realise how absolutely bat-shit it all is. From the average cost (an eye-watering £30k), to the estimated 400-600 lbs. of waste that’s generated by a guest list of roughly 100-120 people, it’s all a bit much really, isn’t it?
Whilst a certain amount of impact is going to be unavoidable on any wedding day, I’ve noticed that there are some recent trends which are only adding to the problem. Here I’ve rounded up some of the worst culprits, along with eco-friendly alternatives for a more sustainable wedding day.
Despite my eagerness to eat every last scrap that comes out of my fridge, I’m not a huge fan of heating up yesterday’s dinner for today’s lunch. Instead, I much prefer to use up the odds and ends in the bottom of my veg drawer to make something new.
What I love most about a hash is that you don’t need a recipe, you don’t need to spend ages prepping, and you definitely don’t have to peel the veg. It’s just a case of chopping equal sized cubes of whatever you fancy, and either frying in a pan or roasting in an oven. Simples!
A new food philosophy encourages us all to eat more of the edible parts of common foods (like potato skins and pizza crusts) which currently end up in the bin every year – saving your wallet, and the planet!
In the fight against the damaging effects of disposable, single-use plastics, food retailers and small businesses across the country have been switching to alternative, plant-based materials for their takeaway packaging.
But how many of us actually know how to dispose of this stuff correctly? And is this really the right way to solve our takeaway trash problem?