30 Day Zero Waste Challenge
Food waste is a massive problem.
From the NRDC Report, Wasted:
“America does not eat 40 percent of its food… America throws out more than 1,250 calories per day per person, or more than 400 pounds of food per person annually. That’s a loss of up to $218 billion each year, costing a household of four an average of $1,800 annually… At the same time, 42 million Americans face food insecurity—and less than one-third of the food we throw out would be enough to feed this population completely.”
Let start by taking a look at our own behaviors. The first step to reduce your food waste is to measure it! As they say, ‘awareness is the greatest agent for change’.
USE THIS HANDY DIY WASTE AUDIT!
From FoodSave: http://www.foodsave.org/resource-library/diy-waste-audit/
“Our DIY food waste audit provides a simple step-by-step guide to measuring your food waste streams, so you can find out where food waste is coming from and put actions in place to reduce it… Watch our short video to find out more about how to run your own food waste audit, then download the simple DIY guide and tracking sheet and get measuring!”
Feeling brave? Share your results! Do you have great tips to share?
Quote of the Day:
“We are trashing our land to grow food that no one eats.” -Tristram Stuart
The full Food Loss/Waste series:
- DAY 15: AVOID FISH OR REDUCE/CHOOSE CAREFULLY
- DAY 16: MAKE AN AUDIT OF YOUR OWN FOOD WASTE
- DAY 17: HELP WITH FOOD RESCUE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
- DAY 18: FARM TO GROCERY STORE – LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
- DAY 19: TREAT YOURSELF TO A HOUSEHOLD HABITS MAKEOVER!
- DAY 20: FINAL IN THE SERIES – EAT FOOD. NOT TOO MUCH. MOSTLY PLANTS.