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According to the EPA, 38.1 million tons of food waste was created in 2017. it's hard even to imagine how much 1 ton of food is, but 38.1 tons is unfathomable. Food waste is a problem for several reasons, and we can take small steps each day to do our part in lessening that number.
While you're throwing away your hard-earned money on food your didn't eat, you're also contributing to the methane emission and adding to your carbon footprint. Food waste will inevitably happen, but there are several helpful tips to keep it at a minimum. Try these handy tips on how to waste less food and be better for the environment in the process.
- Plan your meals
This might be obvious, but the key factor so many of us forget when planning our weekly shopping list is how many times we'll use the ingredients called for in a recipe. Putting quantities on your list helps you avoid buying too much. It also will save you extra trips to the store when you realize you didn't buy enough.
- Check your stash first
Ever run to the store to get more of a particular item, only to find you had plenty of it? With packaged goods like pasta, it's not a big deal, but with things that have a shelf life, you wind up wasting more food. Look in your cabinets and fridge first. Some ingredients might not be obvious as to what you can use them for, so Goggle them, and you'll be amazed at the recipes you can come up with using what you have on-hand.