Reduce. Reuse. Recycle as a Last Resort.
Take a quick mental inventory of the food you purchased on your last shopping trip. Did it all end up on your plate or in your belly? Chances are, probably not.
Food waste is usually not intentional, but nevertheless a very common occurrence in households. A carton of milk gets shoved to the back of the fridge and passes its expiration date. The lettuce wilts. Leftovers never get eaten.
It’s regretful to see what was once perfectly edible get tossed, and furthermore, many people spend more money on food than they need to.
Food waste also puts stress on the environment. Scraps pile up in landfills. Farmers and manufacturers must use natural resources to grow, produce and package more food, and energy must be used to deliver those products to consumers.
To put the kibosh on food waste, try these tips: