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Food wastage in Poland households

Dont gag me yo 7 | 156
26 Apr 2014 #1
In states we have lots of food wastage,starting from my house I see how much expired food rotten vegetables in referigerrator etc we throw out.When i am in Poland I tend to do same but in little,is it also with everybody ?

also wanted to add paper wastage,so much in states and I now get so much junk paper mail in Poland also.
Cardno85 31 | 976
26 Apr 2014 #2
I personally find I waste far too much food. It's a hard habit to break, but I buy things from Tesco "just in case" and then it goes in the bin the next week. Shocking really and I should do better. I have found that since I started ordering online, I stick much closer to a list and so don't buy so much extra.

I think that in all Western countries (Poland included) there is a huge amount of food wastage. It's due to convenience of being able to pop down the supermarket and replace whatever you threw out so people will buy everything they might need and not only what they do need. In the days when you had to go to different shops to get things, it was such a hassle that you would stick to what you need. Supermarkets, for all the good they do, have led to much higher food wastage.
27 Apr 2014 #3
My Polish family waste virtuaully nothing, the mother cooks everything from scratch so reuse is the norm.

I dont waste much by virtue of a very effective (German) fridge set to 2c so food stays fresh for longer.
10iwonka10 - | 395
27 Apr 2014 #4
I have noticed that in UK people treat supermarkets labels ( use before...use by...) like bible :-).

It is reasonable with fresh fish, meat but with other products like bread, fruit, is just ridiculous.

My grandma had small farm in Poland and potatoes? She picked them all in autumn and they were to keep her till spring.During the year any in bad condition she threw out or gave to animals. it is all about common sense.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,911
27 Apr 2014 #5
It is reasonable with fresh fish, meat but with other products like bread, fruit, is just ridiculous.

It is also especially important with soft cheese including cottage cheese

cottage cheese

because cottage cheese if past its best can make you rather ill, just like cream cheese can. In fact, cottage cheese should be kept at 5C at most and once opened it should preferably be used within 24 hours.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,862
27 Apr 2014 #6
apparently the very high food wastage, coupled with reduced bin collections has led to this in the UK
be warned!!

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