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4 Easy Ways You Can Cut Down on Food Waste Today

4 Easy Ways You Can Cut Down on Food Waste Today Economists found that the cost associated with food waste in the U.S. to be about $240 billion a year. Americans toss out more than a third of their groceries each year, adding up to almost $2,000 per home. So start decreasing the amount of food (and in essence, money) you throw away by adding these tips into your kitchen duties. Carefully plan meals and rigorously adhere to your grocery list to avoid buying extra food you don't need. One of the best food waste solutions is making the most of leftovers. Make soups and casseroles with ingredients you might ordinarily throw away. Don't just throw away expired food, because most food banks will take it. Finally, if something is simply unusable in the kitchen, use it in the garden, not the garbage.

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