Create an “Eat Now” Bin (or section) In Your Fridge

“If food waste was a country, it would be the third highest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China,” according to the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization. Say what?! Yep. Food emits methane, a greenhouse gas, as it decomposes in landfills. This is on top of the greenhouse gases that are released to create the farmland, irrigate and fertilize the land, transport the food, etc. That’s a lot of emissions - especially if it is all for nothing and the food just gets thrown out anyway. So, create an “eat now” bin in your fridge. Or simply set aside a drawer or shelf as the “eat now” section. Put the foods that are going to expire the soonest into this bin or section. Do your best to eat these foods up before they go bad. You will be eating your way to a more sustainable future!

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