Everyone knows that we throw away a lot of good food – it’s a big problem. Many of us participate in some sort of composting program – which is great, because composting does help with greenhouse gas reduction. But there’s no argument that we still pay a small fortune in spoiled, wasted food every year. And that compost, while diverted eventually back to a farm, still is a huge volume of food that took energy to create, more energy to get to us, and will take even more energy to move around when we don’t want it anymore. Not to mention, it creates things like methane when it rots.
Composting is a big part of living eco-friendly. But what if I told you you you could reduce the amount of compost you put out of these 9 common grocery items by half – or maybe even more? And what if I told you that by doing so you could put more food in your family’s bellies instead? What if I told you you were throwing away a ton of money even when you thought you were being good about waste?
Would you believe me?