How to Reduce Waste in Your Kitchen

Sustainability means actively limiting our use of natural resources to avoid depleting them and causing problems for future generations. By making just a few simple adjustments to our lifestyles, we can help preserve resources for future generations.

  • Buy and eat just what you need. You can always go back to the grocery store later in the week.
  • Compost your produce scraps. Compost is rich in nutrients and can help your garden grow.
  • Freeze food before it goes bad – such as fresh berries before they mold or soup, if you made a large batch.
  • Buy foods with less packaging. Less packaging means less waste.
  • Practice sustainability as you wash the dishes and only run your dishwasher when it’s full.
  • Grow fruits and vegetables in your backyard or contained garden – you can even give extra produce to neighbors!