Food Waste

EPA Food Recovery HierarchyAccording to the EPA, over one-third of the food produced in the United Stated is never eaten. A family of four wastes approximately $1,500 a year on uneaten food.  

Food is the single largest category of material placed in municipal landfills.  Preventing food waste not only preserves natural resources and reduces green house gas emissions, it also saves people money.  

Food Waste Prevention

Preplan and make a shopping list before going to the grocery store. check your fridge to see what items you already have and only buy what you expect to use.  This can save you both money and time.

Plan Ahead to Reduce Food Waste - USDA (English)

Plan Ahead to Reduce Food Waste - USDA (Español)

Additional Resources

The Guest-imator (  Helps users to properly plan the right amount of food.