Best Ways To Reduce Waste

According to 2016 EPA data, each person contributes to 4.4 pounds of waste daily. Over a year, a family of four produces 6,424 pounds of trash in a landfill. So, how do you combat it? Here are seven of the best ways to reduce waste while being an environmentally-friendly family. Extend Shelf Life Of Food  One of the most significant contributions to waste is the loss of food because of spoilage. Investing ...

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Food-Saving Tips and Tricks

In America, 40% of food ends up in landfills which the EPA estimates for Americans is $161 billion annually. If you are a parent who cooks and clears the table, you know exactly how much food in your household goes from the table to the garbage each day. Even when you refrigerate meals, the shelf life is so short that most families forget to eat them. More families are starting ...

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Are You the Cause of Poor Food Waste Habits with Your Children?

It’s no surprise that many kids follow in their parent’s footsteps. Children often look up to adults as their role models and who they should resemble in their day to day lives. From the way they eat, products they use, clothes to wear, personalities, and so on. The same is true for following food waste management habits within the home. Whether you choose to have a green or eco-friendly home, recycling ...

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Prolong Your Budget, Prolong Your Life

There’s no doubt that money plays an important role in households every day. There are various sides to the money game, you can be rich, wealthy, well-off or poor. Each side comes with their own tried and true issues. Wait, issues? Yes, we are saying the rich and wealthy also have issues! Households with a lot of money must find strategies to keep their money whereas households with little-to-no money are ...

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5 Vegetables You Can Re-Grow Again and Again

According to Statistica, American families spend 1.46 trillion on groceries while redeeming 2.75 billion in consumer packaged goods (CPG) coupons. The average family pays about $135.00 per week on food, and during those weeks that you experience unexpected car repairs or medical emergencies, that price tag can be a stressful motivator to find ways to reduce household spending. You might be surprised to learn that it is highly cost-effective to ...

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If You’re Throwing It Away, Don’t Complain

There comes a time where you’ll hop on Facebook, Instagram, or other social media channels only to read a recent post from an acquaintance complaining about something that you know they are doing as well. Or how about when you read a tweet from your favorite celebrity only to see them back-pedaling with a public apology for what they said or did. Practice what you preach, anyone?!  The same is true for households. If ...

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Do You Know How Much Waste Your Family Creates?

Going grocery shopping, to the local farmers market, and even to the mall are all fun activities for the entire household. Not so fun is having to swipe your card with a hefty bill and then later realizing you dumped half of those groceries in the garbage either from creating too much food per meal (leftovers) or by having food sit and mold. Waste consumption is piling up in landfills across ...

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What Do Families + Landfills Have in Common?

There’s a common misconception that families should purchase enough food to last them 2 weeks or sometimes - an entire month! With this mentality, it is no wonder Americans throw away 33 million tons of spoilage from their refrigerators every year. Did you know, that’s enough to fill the Rose Bowl every 3 days? A better practice is to create a list of what your family needs for the week and ...

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How To Eliminate Moldy Food In Your Fridge

Have you ever thought to yourself … how bad is it REALLY to eat food that has a little mold on it? We have an answer for you.  Mold is a fungus that grows on a microscopic level.  It starts small, and grows bigger and bigger until you can eventually see it with the naked eye.  The mold also grows tiny strands called Hyphae that spread out beyond the main mold ...

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How to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

How many times do you find yourself discarding food that has gone bad before you had a chance to use it? Well, you certainly aren’t the only one. Food waste is a prevalent problem all across the nation, but it has other consequences as well. For example, wasted food means wasted money. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce the amount of food you throw away each day ...

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