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Published September 20, 2017

Follow your shopping list!

A shopping list helps with more than your memory. Planning your purchases in advance helps you avoid impulse buys, shortens your shopping trip and reduces food waste at home.

Savings: Planning your purchases and meals in advance is likely to save you money because you won’t buy unnecessary things.

Remember this: People don’t always plan their shop visits and often drop in when passing by. However, before entering the store it’s a good idea to quickly think about what you want to buy from there.

Reducing your carbon footprint: Planning food purchases three times a week reduces your carbon footprint by the equivalent of the emissions caused by 200 kilometres of driving a year. Buying only the amount of food that you need reduces food waste and consequently also the amount of emissions too.

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