Food waste can be terribly damaging to the environment. CLF’s Zero Waste Project has some tried and true tips for minimizing your food waste this holiday season.
Every year, I pledge to waste a little less food at Thanksgiving, not just because I hate to throw away money and time, but because food waste can be terribly damaging to the environment. So let’s think about this for a second – what can you do to waste less food at Thanksgiving?
In the U.S., a staggering 63 million tons of perfectly good food goes to waste every year. Food waste occurs throughout the food production and consumption chain, but most food waste comes from consumers and food service industries. This wasted food bypasses millions of hungry people and ends up decomposing in landfills, releasing methane, a…
Peer into a dumpster outside of a large supermarket in the state of Massachusetts today and you’ll realize the overwhelming amount of food that enters the waste stream every day. Some of it shouldn’t be headed for landfills in the first place – 25 percent of the total waste (think cardboard or food) could be salvaged…