It is estimated that over 100 billion pounds of food is wasted annually in the United States alone.
Food waste is any food product that is not consumed and instead goes to a landfill, where it breaks down into toxic methane and water, the water eventually mixing with other chemicals in the landfill to form a toxic sludge called “leachate”. This contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution.
What’s more, the production and transport of food take a big toll on our planet, and for all of the strain that food puts on the environment, for so much of it to get wasted is devastating.
But, here’s the thing. 50% of food waste happens at home. We have the power to make a difference by reducing our food waste on an individual level.
Here you will find some of my favorite recipes that maximize the use of food that often gets wasted in the common household.