8 foods you can reuse before throwing out

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chicken bones

credit: Jason Sandeman

1. Bones

On my quest to reduce household waste to an absolute minimum, I’ve done a lot of thinking about what goes into the garbage can and what can be diverted to other purposes. With a bit of creative thinking, it’s easy to breathe new life into old food. Not only will you reduce food waste, but you’ll also save money.

All meat and fish bones are excellent for making stock. Whether I’m deboning raw meat or scraping dinner plates after the meal, I always slip the bones into a container in the freezer for when I’m ready to make a big pot of stock.