Published on October 21st, 2014 | by Peter Young
How Much Does Your Food Waste Cost You?
It seems like every month we’re adding more and more special holidays to our already busy calendars, for example, did you know that September 19th is “talk like a pirate day”? Yeah, me neither. However, not all of these holidays are a complete gimmick. Take for example October 16th which is also known as World Food Day (sorry gang, but it’s not a holiday intended for trying new foods). This is a day intended to raise awareness around the world regarding food waste in our homes, which I know doesn’t sound like thrilling dinner conversation, but I assure you the numbers will shock you nonetheless. Did you know that, on average, the American family of four wastes close to $2,000 per year in expired, spoiled food? I know, a bit shocking and unfortunately true. To Learn more about food waste, check out this infographic that the folks over at Ecocleen put together:
This post was generously supported by Ecocleen Solutions.