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.
…that you can do nothing about.
Poor Zoe spilled almost her entire cup of yogurt smoothie on herself and her chair one day this week. And though I am quite committed to salvaging food, I don’t expect anyone to drink smoothie that has been scraped off of a chair!
Happily, I have no other food waste to report this week. It’s nice to have that happen every once in a blue moon, especially give that I’m the host of Food Waste Friday.
On the food waste topic, Jonathan Bloom of Wasted Food linked to this EPA graph about food waste, and I was so surprised to see that we throw away more food than plastic (and the plastic count is before recycling, so we definitely toss more food than plastic).
You and I can’t do much about the tons of food wasted by restaurants and stores, but with some care and planning, we can reduce the amount of food trash that we produce in our own homes. Give my 10 Ways to Reduce Food Waste post a read, and join us! Every little bit makes a difference.
How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the widget below. You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog! And if you don’t blog, you can still share about your food waste by leaving a comment.
Today’s 365 post: Remember the compostable SunChips bags?