The best way to prevent food waste it to grow your own (and compost any excess). This herb garden set from Robert Allen is a great way to start. Having your herbs planted inside is the best way to guarantee they will last year-round. The steel planter has a rust resistant finish and is very durable, it should be the only herb garden planters you will ever need to buy. It also comes in 3 color sets (bluemoon, butterscoth, or limelight).