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Plan Ahead to Reduce Food Waste During the Holidays

Plan Ahead to Reduce Food Waste

During the Holidays

photo credit to USDA

photo credit to USDA

The holiday season for us in the U.S. is supposed to mean family, love, warmth … and food. All that extra holiday food often means spectacular amounts of waste. In the United States, we generate an extra 5 million tons of household waste each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, including three times as much food waste as at other times of the year!

Value of wasted food in billions of U.S. dollars:

USDA via The Atlantic

USDA via The Atlantic

It’s time to start being a little more realistic about what we can actually consume, only buying what you actually need! If you can properly storing leftovers keeps them safe to eat longer. Using individually sized containers makes them easy to grab for another meal later. Why not make your waste work for you. Instead of throwing out scraps, composting keeps food out of landfills and provides valuable nutrients for your garden! Hop over to Katherine Martinko at treehugger.com by clicking the link below where you will find more hints and tips…

Plan Ahead to Reduce Food Waste During the Holidays

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