29 Jan '17, 5pm

Reduce #foodwaste by buying strategically and storing it properly.

It's easy to be more sustainable with how you use and store food. According to the EPA , about 95 percent of our food waste ends up in landfills. You can reduce food waste by buying strategically for your family's needs and storing it properly . In addition, it's better for the environment and for your family's health to use storage containers that are nontoxic and long-lasting. Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade. Plastic containers often contain BPA , the risk of which grows when we heat the plastic (as happens in the microwave or dishwasher). Buying and cooking Wasting less food starts with shopping smart. Create a meal plan or list of foods you or your family usually consume in a week, and buy those. If you often end up with more fruits and vegetables than you can use while they're fresh, consider shopping more frequently but in smaller amounts. Chop ...

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