Green Tip: Reduce Food Waste

Did you know that 40% of all food produced in the U.S. goes to waste? In one year, the average family of four throws out over 1,000 pounds of food, spending $1,500 on uneaten food! Throwing away food is not only bad for your budget, it’s bad for the planet. When food waste decomposes it releases methane, a primary source of climate pollution.

But there are simple ways that you can reduce food waste in your household, using a website like Save the Food.

1. Shop smarter–use a meal planning tool to create a weekly list of ingredients so nothing goes to waste:

2. Search for recipes that use what’s already in the fridge or pantry, or that safely use ingredients that are past their prime:

3. Learn about optimal food storage to make your groceries last longer:

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