Food Waste Prevention
The Problem of Food Waste
20% of the material Ventura residents send to the landfill from their homes is made up of food waste. About half of that is inedible food scraps, parts that you typically wouldn’t eat like an avocado skin or corn husks. This means that the other half is preventable, and edible food could have been saved from going to waste. Preventing food waste at home can be a challenge, but it is one of the best ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle. It all starts with you! For the best tips and not-so-secrets to saving food, check out the info below, crafted by the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC)'s Save The Food campaign, and visit savethefood.com!
Quick Tips for Food Waste Prevention
Keep Food Fresh
Eat What You Buy
- Share food you won't get around to eating with friends neighbors, or coworkers.
- Freeze food if you can't eat it right away.