Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. Why do I do this? Because in March of 2008, I finally got fed up with the amount of food I was wasting, and I thought that showing my waste to other people would motivate me to use up my food instead of wasting it. Because this often embarrassing practice was so helpful for me, I invited other bloggers to join me in posting their food waste photos, and Food Waste Friday was born. If you’re not a blogger but still want some food waste accountability, feel free to participate by leaving a comment.
This week, the only rotten thing in my fridge are these few pieces of lettuce. I should have put something in the picture as a point of reference, but you’ll just have to trust me when I say that this container is small! I think it holds maybe 1/2 cup or so.
Happily, lettuce is compostable, so it’s going out to my compost bin and not out to the trash can.
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