Most people don't realize how much food they throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce. The EPA estimates that in 2018, about 68 percent of the wasted food we generated—or about 42.8 million tons-- ended up in landfills or combustion facilities. That’s A LOT of food. By implementing food waste prevention strategies, you could save money, help reduce methane emissions from landfills, and conserve energy and resources.
Here are a few tips to help you Save the Food:
-Plan ahead before going to the grocery store to prevent over-buying.
-Store food properly to help extend it's shelf-life.
-Use leftovers in future meals.
-Take advantage of the freezer to put the "pause button" on foods.