The concept of “zero waste” has been around since 1974 and was coined by a chemist named Paul Palmer. True to its name, this concept focuses on producing as little waste as possible in our daily lives.

In terms of food, the zero waste concept focuses on reducing food and plastic waste, recycling if necessary, and reusing if possible. In addition, the zero waste concept also prevents the disposal of waste or food waste to the landfill, which contributes greatly to the production of greenhouse emissions.

In order to support the zero waste movement, here are some delicious food recipes that are minimal or no waste for you to try at home.

Potato Skin Chips


  • Potato skin
  • Salt
  • Olive oil

How to make:

  1. Wash the potatoes with a scrub, then peel them using a paring knife. Cut the potato skins about 5-7 cm.
  2. Soak the potato skins in ice water for 30 minutes. Then drain and dry with a kitchen towel.
  3. Mix the potato skins with olive oil and salt to taste. Then place it on the baking paper.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in the oven until golden brown, serve.

Apple Oatmeal


  • 1 cup oats
  • 3 medium apples
  • 4 cups oat milk
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water


  • 4 tsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup pineapple cut
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 bananas

How to make:

  1. Cook the oats, apples, water, and salt in a large saucepan, stirring constantly until it boils. Reduce heat and continue to cook for about 35 minutes or until the oats look creamy, remove from heat.
  2. Serve with oat milk, maple syrup and toppings.

Sourdough Biscuits


  • Sourdough starter
  • Flour
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and sugar
  • Dried herbs, black pepper, seasalt, or seeds (optional)

How to make:

  1. Make a dough with all the ingredients.
  2. Flatten the dough with a wooden dough roller over a sprinkling of flour
  3. Sprinkle the flattened dough with seeds (sesame seeds, etc.) or dried herbs.
  4. Cut into squares of the desired size.
  5. Prick gently with a fork, then bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes at 200°C