With supermarkets and grocery stores packed with cheap food brands and prepackaged goods, it’s no wonder we overconsume and overdispose. But buying too much too often and paying less attention to the ways we can save means that as much as 40 percent of the food we produce in the United States continues to get […]
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Between 30 to 40% of food goes uneaten in the United States, and it adds up quickly. This stunning report from NEEF explains all you need to know about food loss and food waste in the US.
This America Recycles Day, learn more stats and why recycling is still important from the team at the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEEF).
Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping is the next step in shopping evolution for conscious consumers. Learn tips and tricks for shopping without waste!
In a time of abundance, we need to be extra cautious of our Thanksgiving food waste for the impact on our budget, our landfills and our climate.
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 […]
Did you know that across the world people waste almost HALF of their food? This means that HALF the food grown by farmers, HALF the food shipped across the globe, HALF the food in the grocery store and HALF the food you purchase ends up wasted. Shocking, right? But there are so many easy ways to reduce food waste: […]
The stink of rotten food in the trash is something many people wish they could go without, and dealing with our food waste efficiently should be everyone’s concern. One way to do both of these things is to set up a home composting system. Many people use worm bins, however, if they are not maintained […]
According to some estimates, we waste up to 50% of our total food purchased. That means half of the work the farmers do, half the water used as irrigation, half the oil used to transport the goods, half the time you spend in the grocery store is simply… wasted. Doesn’t that seem crazy? How can […]
Those cute, carved pumpkins that light the pathways for trick-or-treaters needn’t be tossed aside. Full of nourishing vitamins and minerals and tasty potential, it’s a shame to just toss them when Halloween is over. As long as your Jack-O-Lantern hasn’t begun to rot, you can use it to make some of these pumpkin recipes instead!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and although this holiday is designed to celebrate the bounty of fall harvests and myths of US history, discarding (or composting) half the meal makes this holiday unsustainable. You may be planning to green your Thanksgiving by only serving local foods; however, if you waste those uneaten leftovers, you […]
Cruises are getting greener thanks to new technology and industry interest. An industry-wide shift towards cleaner tech hints of a future propelled by hydrogen-powered ships. Hydrogen is made from water and releases water vapor and electricity, not carbon. A hydrogen future is not the only green thing setting sail for this industry… The Ocean Conservation […]