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A noble idea – reduce your food waste | Greener Edmonds

The empty stomach is often overly optimistic


Last updated 2/18/2021 at 9:52am

Once food comes home from the grocery store what we do with it can help reduce our environmental footprint.

Estimates are that about 20% of the food we buy ends up being thrown out. This is something like 240 pounds per year for the average person.

Waste happens because we over-buy, we over-prepare, we under-plan, and because things just plain rot in the back of the refrigerator.

We like to buy fruits and vegetables, but we just don’t really like to eat them. Good intentions do not always translate into action.

So, how do we cut down on food waste?

Obviously, buying less is the first ste...

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