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Open cloze: How can we reduce food waste at home?

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According to the latest data recorded in 2018, Spain reached a peak in food waste, squandering a total of 1,339 million kg/l of food and beverages. This number represents an increase of 8.9% over the previous year and seems to be mainly due to economic recovery that was experienced during the spring and summer of the same year.

People are not aware of the social, environmental and economic impact that wasting food generates and that making the right decisions concerning food consumption, will only be possible if citizens are informed on all these negative aspects.

Here you will find an open cloze activity for Upper Intermediate to Advanced that gives some tips on how to be more sustainable within the household concerning food and bevarage.

Created by blogdeserena

B2 Open cloze Why and how we should reduce food waste at home

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Activity by Serena

Most people don't realize how much food they throw 0. away every day — from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce. About 94 per cent of the food we put in the rubbish bin ends 1. ... in landfills or combustion facilities. By managing food sustainably and reducing waste, we can help businesses and consumers save money 2. ... aid those in need.

By simply making a list with weekly meals 3. ... mind, you can save money and time and eat healthier food. If you buy no more than what you expect to use, you will be more likely to keep it fresh and use it all. A careful planning 4. ... help you figure out how much food is really going to waste in your home and what you can do to waste 5. .... If You can't reduce wasted food, divert It from landfills as nutritious, safe, and untouched food can 6. ... donated to food banks to help those in need.

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2 thoughts on “Open cloze: How can we reduce food waste at home?


  1. Dear Selena, the link provided doesn’t work. So, we cannot do the open cloze exercise.

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