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Fighting food waste at home: Small steps, big impact

Gina McCarthy writes in The Hill on ways to reduce food waste.

The C3 Take
  • Food waste costs American families an average of $1500 per year and leads to increased emissions from methane, a greenhouse gas that is nearly 80 times more potent than CO2.
  • Innovative companies such as Mill are looking to repurpose unused food for agricultural purposes.
  • Families can reduce food waste at home by planning meals out and using leftovers creatively.

“Technologies like Apeel, which protects food from exposure to oxygen to keep it fresh for longer periods of time, offer a head start on a variety of meaningful actions to reduce food waste, and motivate long-term behavior change. Companies like Imperfect Foods — which partners with farmers and producers to keep extra or ugly produce from going to waste — and Too Good To Go, which helps people find and purchase extra food from restaurants, don’t just reduce pollution, they help feed families that would otherwise go hungry.”  

Read the full article here.

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