The time is now to live and eat with the world in mind. Right now, more than one-third of all food produced globally is wasted or spoiled. Here are a few helpful tips on how you can reduce your own food waste.

Shop smart and buy what you need

Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, so shopping when hungry can sometimes lead to buying too much food. When using pre-portioned ingredients in meal kits, you’ll get the exact amount you need to use for the single meal that you are making without any unwanted leftovers. This way you pay for what you eat.

Use recyclable packaging

At Martha & Marley Spoon, our mantra is to reduce, reuse and recycle. This is why we’ve made a point to work closely with suppliers to find new ways to reduce our packaging while making sure our food stays fresh during transit. All of our packaging is 100 percent recyclable. To learn more about our recycling practices, click here.

Stay organized

You know that mysterious box or unidentifiable food in the back of your fridge? If food is out of sight, it’s out of mind, which probably means it’s been a while and no longer good to eat. Avoid clutter in your fridge and keep items visible and keep your stomach accountable.