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Friday Quickie: Take a Little Less
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Friday Quickie: Take a Little Less

1.3 billion tons of food is wasted globally each year… Or more than 200 LBS per PERSON! (yes, you!). How many times do you overestimate how much food you can eat and end up throwing it in the compost (or jawdrop: trash!) Although it’s something we hear again and again, taking less portions is better for your waistline… AND less food for the landfill.  Eating out? Split a meal with your dining partner or set aside half the meal to take home for later.

Assessing your pantry & fridge inventory BEFORE a trip to the grocery store will also save you from buying too much food and help you stick to the bare minimums.

Readers, any other tricks to eat & waste less?

 

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

1 thought on “Friday Quickie: Take a Little Less

  1. Perhaps we could all preserve more food if we were more careful about what we put in the fridge. So often I see jams, pickles and similar food stuffs put in the fridge where there is absolutely no need (as they are already preserved, with long shelf lives and no need to be kept cold).

    Perhaps someone will one day invent a way to keep food like bread fresh longer by replacing the inert gas that escapes when the bag is opened.

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