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One meal at a time | 5 strategies to slash food wastage at work

Team StoryWeavers|October 05, 2023, 12:35 IST|
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The saying, “Food wasted is a hunger denied,” resonates with BYJUites, as we hold the power to make a substantial impact in reducing food wastage atour workplace. In this blog, we unveil five actionable steps we can take to be part of the solution and help diminish food waste in our workplace environment.

At BYJU’S, we are conscious consumers, actively participating in food sharing, advocating for responsible practices, supporting education initiatives, and embracing volunteering programs. We are equipped to create a positive impact and foster a culture of sustainability right here, in our office. Let’s dive into these strategies that empower us to make a change for the better.

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Top 5 ways of reducing food wastage at the workplace:

1. Conscious consumption

Start by being mindful of your food choices. When ordering meals during lunch break or attending lunch events, consider:

  • Opting for smaller portions if you’re unsure about your appetite
  • Trying a variety of dishes rather than taking more of one item
  • Avoid overfilling your plate to prevent leftovers
2. Leftover love

If you find yourself with leftovers from meetings, office events, or your own lunch, don’t let them go to waste. Instead:

  • Share surplus food with fellow BYJUites or leave it on a designated sharing table.
  • Store leftovers properly in the office fridge to enjoy later
  • Be open to trying creative ways to repurpose leftovers into new meals
3. Responsible food storage

Proper food storage is crucial to maintaining freshness. Take the initiative to:

  • Ensure that office fridges are organised and cleaned regularly
  • Label your food items with dates to keep track of freshness
4. Educate and advocate

Spread awareness about food wastage among your fellow BYJUites and encourage positive change by:

  • Organising lunchtime talks or workshops on food waste reduction
  • Sharing tips and tricks you’ve learnt, with your team
  • Being a vocal advocate for sustainable practices within your workplace
5. Volunteering for a cause

If there is any opportunity for a food volunteering program or donation drive, actively participate in it by:

  • Donating non-perishable items from your pantry or desk
  • Volunteering your time to assist with food collection and distribution
  • Promoting the initiative among your colleagues and team members

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We, at BYJU’S, have the power to make a meaningful impact in reducing food wastage at our workplace. By making conscious choices, embracing responsible food storage, and supporting initiatives to combat food waste, we can contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly office. Together, let’s take action and inspire positive change, one meal at a time.

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About the Author

I'm Naqshib Nisar aka the Ministry of Happiness. A digital journalist who can write anything under the sun. When I'm not writing, I'm definitely discovering hidden gems of a city or exploring the food culture. Being a language enthusiast, I grasp words from songs I don't really understand. I'm mostly in the procaffeinating mode because coffee comes first. Hit me up if you ever want to find the best cappuccino and croissants in Bangalore.

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