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Would You Dumpster Dive to Feed Your Family?

Would you dumpster dive to feed your family? With food waste accounting for 21% of total municipal solid waste in the United States, it may not be such a bad idea. After growing up in a household t…

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Change Your Shopping Habits to Reduce Food Waste

Shoppers need to think about food waste before they go to the store, rather than figuring out what to do with it at home. Much discussion revolves around how we’re going to feed the planet’s burgeo…

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Smart Ways to Cook with Food Scraps (Beyond Broth)

Don't toss those carrot greens and broccoli stalks! A lot of the fruit and veggie scraps that we throw away are actually totally edible. Not only does cooking with food scraps reduce the amount of …

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What I Learned After Diving Through Hundreds of Dumpsters Across America

It took diving through a dirty dumpster for me to realize that food waste in the U.S. is an absolute fiasco. You may have already heard a few appalling facts about wasted food, but just in case you…

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6 Simple Tricks to Nix Food Waste at Home

From mushy fruit and weird produce parts to leftover coffee and stale bread, these handy ways to use overlooked comestibles can help alleviate your personal contribution to landfill mayhem. Those o…

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Start Preventing Food Waste in Your Home Today

In 2010, around one-third of the food produced in the United States was not consumed, and ended up being wasted. That is a troubling statistic, and represents a food waste crisis that if left ignored …

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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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