At a time of year when holiday meals and parties abound, it can be easy to end up with a lot of leftover food. Fortunately, there are some easy things you can do to reduce the amount of food waste you generate this holiday season!
- Practice Smart Meal Planning: WorldWatch Institute has a list of the top 10 things you can do to reduce reduce food waste during the holidays, which includes some useful tips and links for smart meal planning. By planning ahead, rethinking portion sizes and using leftovers creatively, you'll find yourself with less food waste.
- Donate Leftover Canned and Dried Foods: Local food shelters are a great option for getting rid of extra canned goods and dried foods you didn't quite use up during the holidays.
- Compost: Composting is a great way to keep food waste out of the garbage. Rethink Recycling has information on everything you need to know about composting, including tips for how to compost during the winter.
Happy Holidays from Rethink Recycling!