How Can We Reduce the Amount of Food Waste Generated?
The typical American family wastes $1,366 worth of food each year. In addition, 33% of food grown across the globe is wasted each year. Our continual food waste has implications and the Compass Group USA has been working to bring awareness to the issue since 2017. This group chose April 26th (today!) to mark Stop Food Waste Day and they hope to educate and challenge consumers globally to think twice about the way that they use their food. You can help by taking the following steps provided by the Stop Food Waste Day campaign:
Prevent, Inspire, and Repurpose:
1. Prevent food waste at source by storing food optimally, making use of every edible part of the ingredient and planning meals ahead of time.
2. Inspire others to waste less, and repurpose more.
3. Repurpose food by redistributing any surplus to your local community, or giving a second life to ingredients that most commonly go to waste.
Small changes lead to growth! How can you decrease the food waste that you generate today?