With prices increasing, wages being squeezed and recession looming, many people are looking for ways to make their money go further.
In 2018, UK households “wasted” 6.6 million tonnes of food. This number has been on a downward trajectory since 2007, but it’s still a mind-boggling amount.
In April 2020, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
Conducted a survey of households; asking about their food management behaviours. 79% of respondents undertook new behaviours, including:
- 41% of respondents said they undertook more pre-shop planning than before, such as checking the fridge and cupboards.
- 35% of respondents said they managed food better at home, such as checking use-by dates.
- 30% of respondents started using up more leftovers.
What are fridge drawer liners?
These pieces of material can be cut to fit your fridge drawers, lining that hard plastic surface.
What are the benefits of fridge drawer liners?
There are a number of benefits of using these drawer liners:
- Anti-slip surface
The slip resistant nature of the PER fabric keeps fruit and vegetables in one place, stopping them from rolling around and making them less liable to knocks and bruises.
- Cushioned layering
At nearly ¼cm thick, the light cushioning adds a protective surface between the hard plastic of the fridge drawer and any delicate fruit and vegetables; reducing impacts and lessening bruising.
- Open weave breathability
The mesh fabric allows air to circulate freely – especially when coupled with the thickness of the fabric. This air circulation prevents moisture build-up: and damp environments are ideal for shortening product lifespan.
All of these benefits can help to prolong the life of your produce once you have it stored away. By coupling shopping more sensibly – planning meals; buying only what you need for a convenient period of time – with optimal storage in the kitchen, the lifespan of products will make it far easier to consume what you buy before it starts to deteriorate.