Food waste

How can we fight it?
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At the restaurant, how can you help reduce food waste?

  • Whenever possible, reserve your meal.
  • Avoid overfilling your plate with food that you are unlikely to consume.

At home, how can you reduce food waste?

  • Draw up a shopping list according to household consumption and taking into account the food you already have.
  • Go shopping with time and without hunger, in order to purchase only what is really necessary.
  • Check the expiry dates of products. During storage, in the pantry and in the fridge, arrange the products with the shortest sell-by dates in the most accessible areas.
  • Cook only the necessary amount and use leftovers. If you are not going to eat it in the following days, choose to freeze it!

How can you reuse leftovers?

Leftovers of meat and fish

Include in salads, pasties or pies

Vegetable peelings

Make vegetable, meat or fish broths

Hard bread

Reuse for bread crumbs, bread soups, toasts, croutons or breadcrumbs

Vegetable cooking water

Include in soups or stews

Fruit peel and leftovers

To make jams, teas or flavour waters

Wilted vegetable stalks and leaves

Add to broths, soups, pureeing or vegetable spaghetti

Did you know…

1/3 of all the food produced in the world is wasted?

In Portugal, food waste is estimated at around 1 million tonnes per year and occurs at various stages of the food chain:

Food industry

Distribution Stores


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