03 Feb '12, 2pm

Fact of the Day: The U.S. generates 34 million tons of food waste each year

Fact of the Day: The U.S. generates 34 million tons of food waste each year

The U.S. generates more than 34 million tons of food waste each year, according to the EPA . Sure, you can compost perished produce, leftovers and food scraps. But the best way to lighten your kitchen’s impact on the planet is to stop waste at its source. To help, we’ve compiled five simple ways to reduce food waste in your home – without putting a damper on your culinary creativity. 1. Start at the grocery store If you find yourself throwing away loads of spoiled food each week, you may want to consider revising your shopping habits to cut back on waste. Start by taking smaller, more frequent shopping trips. This may seem like a bit of a hassle. But shopping a few times per week allows you to wait until perishables are used up before replenishing them, which will greatly decrease food spoilage in your fridge. To help make the most of smaller shopping trips, write up a lis...

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