Whether you bring home leftovers, buy less than fresh produce or simply fall victim to buying in large quantities to save a few pennies, we all waste food. It can be challenging to use all of the food we procure. Roughly 40% of food is wasted in America, and only 3% is composted. The rest rots in landfills and releases Methane, a greenhouse gas much more powerful than CO2. Consumers account for nearly half of all food waste and this cost the average household around $1,500 or more a year. The good news is that there are simple steps for reducing food waste and getting more use out of your food.
1. PLAN your meals using recipes and meal plans. 2. Make a SHOPPING LIST and stick to it. Avoid impulse purchases. 3. Eat leftovers and prepare extra bits of things to stretch into other MEALS.