11 Practical Ways To Reduce Food Waste and Save Money
11 practical Ways To Reduce Food Waste and Save money
Being frugal bloggers, we are always looking for ways to save money because saving money is making money right? Food waste is a worldwide problem More than one-third of all food produced globally is wasted or spoiled. As of 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived without sufficient access to safe and nutritious food.
“There are three main factors: abundance, beauty and cost,” says Jonathan Bloom, author, activist and creator of Wasted Food.
The overall food supply is far too abundant and we want that food to look perfect, with the “right” shapes sizes and colors. We’re very careful about getting deals and discounts at grocery stores and at big-box retailers like Costco, but those values don’t mean anything when half of that food goes in the trash.
- To get you on your way – see these easy tips to start saving today:
- Shop smart and realistically.
- When cooking, don’t over-serve food.
- Save – and actually eat – leftovers.
- Store food in the right places.
- Avoid clutter in your fridge, pantry and freezer.
- Treat expiration and sell-by dates as guidelines.
- Keep track of what you throw away.
- Donate to food banks and farms.
- Try canning and pickling.
- Use helpful apps and gadgets.
- Try composting, but don’t focus on it.
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