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Clever Tools To Help Reduce Food Waste During the Holidays (Or Any Party)

We all love the family gatherings, lazy days and big meals, but holiday food waste can be significant. WeHateToWaste.com points out that American household waste jumps 25% between Thanksgiving and New…

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8 Smart Ways to Reduce Holiday Food Waste

You've bought it. You've cooked it. You've eaten it. Now, make sure you don't waste it. Even though the U.S. Department of Agriculture says most people waste 30 percent of the food they buy, that does…

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27 Clever Ways to Reuse Food Scraps

Got some food scraps that are destined for your trash or compost bin? Before you toss those out, take a look at these creative ways to reuse them. We have a serious food waste problem. While a lot …

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Ugly Fruits & Veggies: Why They Matter (Video)

This French grocery store just started doing what every grocery store should be doing: selling produce that is edible. This means selling produce that doesn't fit into the manicured expectation of…

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7 Clever Tips to Make Produce Last Longer

Letting veggies and fruit go bad isn’t just a bummer for our budgets, it’s also a problem for the planet. According to the World Resources Institute, 25 percent of calories grown around the globe for …

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7 Smart Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

Food. Waste. Are there any two more depressing words when it comes to the kitchen? With all the resources we have, food waste prevention should be second nature. Let these food waste prevention tips…

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10 Ways to Reuse Banana Peels

We’ve written a lot about food waste lately. And as you probably know, the facts about food waste are startling: Americans never eat 40% of the food we produce. The cost to the environment is signif…

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10 Creative Lemon Peel Uses

A squeeze of lemon in your water. A bit of lemon juice to finish a pot of beans. Lemons are endlessly useful in cooking, and it feels so wasteful to just toss those peels into the compost or trash. Ne…

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We’re Wasting Food & Money By Misreading These Labels

"Sell By," "Best By," "Use By." If food labels are confusing you, you're not alone. That confusion is causing us to dump tons of perfectly edible food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic R…

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50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again

"Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without" is a favorite adage in both frugal and green circles, and it is something I strive to live by. One of the best ways to "use it up" is to think differen…

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