One of the main reasons we waste food is that we don’t know what we have on hand. That’s why storing food in clear containers is so important.
Another way I’ve been avoiding waste lately has been by using this:
I know what you’re thinking: ‘How does a really, really shiny pepper help avoid waste?’ Guess what, folks–it’s not an actual red pepper. It’s a storage container for peppers!
When you’re using one of these, there’s no mistaking what’s inside. (Unless, that is, it’s a yellow pepper!) When I see this container in the fridge, I know that I have pepper waiting to be used.
(And no, there isn’t another pepper inside of that one.)