Making Groceries Last Longer
ABC News reports on the incredible amount of food the average American household disposes of annually. Research shows that the average American family throws out approximately $190 worth of food each month, or around 25% of food purchased. This report follows a family of 4 for 1 week in order to document their purchasing habits, consumption habits, and disposal habits.
What’s the solution?
- Learn the lingo (There are differences between ‘sell by’ date, ‘use by’ date, ‘best by’ date, and expiration date.)
- Plan your portions carefully
- If you have leftovers, get creative
- Keep the refrigerator set at or below 40 degrees
- Zone your refrigerator