As we catapult into the holiday season, one of the first things that comes to our minds is food. Making it. Sharing it. Eating it. And, unfortunately, throwing it away. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Americans threw out over 38 million tons of food in 2014. That’s equivalent to throwing away hundreds of millions of dollars in cash! In addition to saving money, the EPA states that reducing food wastes helps support the community; lowers methane emissions from decomposing food; and conserves energy from growing, harvesting, and transporting food.
Here is a quick list of ways to prevent your food from ending up in a landfill as you prepare to get together with your friends and family:
So, as you’re hugging those around you and stuffing your tummies with all of the delicious
dishes, keep in mind that it can be easy (and fulfilling!) to maintain a conscious mind about
reducing food waste.