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3 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Life This Week

3 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Life This Week

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In honor of Earth Month, we'll be sharing facts each week about waste and ways for you to make a difference at home. Help us make a bigger impact by learning more and wasting less this week! As a thank you on behalf of our planet, for every fact you share or tip you try out using our hashtag #learnmorewasteless, we'll enter you into a drawing to win prizes, including a month of free produce! 

Learn More

  • The average family wastes 180 gallons of water per week from household leaks. That’s enough to do more than 5 loads of laundry!
  • The average American throws away 185 pounds of plastic per year.
  • 133 billion pounds of food went un-eaten in the U.S. in 2010. That’s 30% of our food supply and over $161.6B worth of food!

Waste Less

  • Be efficient with appliances. Run your dishwasher only when it’s full and you can save ~320 gallons of water annually.
  • Re-think how you store and eat food. Bring a reusable bag to the store, shop for staples like beans in the bulk section, and politely decline disposable cutlery when you eat out.
  • Buy only what you need. Make a meal plan, write a shopping list, and stick to it!

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This weeks facts come to us from The EPA, Ecowatch, and the USDA

 

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