I’ve talked about reducing food waste quite a bit on this blog, but it looks like the issue is getting worse. A new study says that Americans waste 40%–almost half!–of their food, according to the Natural Resources Defence Council. An average family of four wastes $2,275 in food each year, or 20 pounds per person per month.
Even though my food waste isn’t anywhere near half of my food bill, this is an issue everyone can do better on. I’m already doing better, too. Instead of tossing some old pears today, I put them in the food dehydrator and am making dried pears instead. However, there was no saving that 1/3 of a watermelon that had mold on it. Into the compost it went!
Here are some posts on reducing food waste:
How to Reduce Food Waste
Using Up Commonly Wasted Foods
Fridge Eat Me First Box
10 Things To Do With Overripe Fruit
100 Things To Do With Lemons
5 Things To Do With Stale Bread
What To Do With Milk and Cream
How To Freeze Tomatoes
Use It Up
Use It Up II