Food waste results in water pollution, the waste of resources, and the release of methane gas. Do your part to reduce food waste at home! #FoodWasteFriday
Avocados never seem to last long enough! Follow this graphic to keep in mind how quick you will need to use your avocados after pick them up at the store. #FoodWasteFriday
Today is National Thrift Shop Day! Don’t throw your clothes away or put them in the recycling bin, drop them off at a donation center or a thrift store! This will reduce your waste and allow your clothes to be reused. Learn more about what cannot be recycled in the DFW area at TimeToRecycle.com. #RecycleRight #thriftshopday #reuse
Throwing a banana peel or apple core out the window and thinking “It will decompose outside,” is not correct! Leaving a banana on the road will not allow it to decompose quickly or allow it’s nutrients to enter the soil. #FoodWasteFriday
#DYK that hangers are considered “tanglers” in the recycling industry? Any plastic, wire or wood hangers thrown into the recycling bin can tangle with the recycling machinery and cause problems. Keep these out OUT of the recycling bin!
Did you know this food waste fact? About 130 billion pounds of food is wasted in America annually. This is due to processing problems, overproduction of food, and unstable markets before food gets to the grocery store. Overbuying food, poor planning, and confusion over labels are reasons why food waste occurs at home and contribute to this number as well. #FoodWasteFriday
Here’s a tip to help reduce Illegal Dumping: Work with contractors and painters that dispose of their waste properly and can prove it. Do not pay until they can show you a landfill receipt proving that your waste was properly disposed. Learn more at www.ReportDfwDumping.org/take-action/prevention-tips.html.
Enjoying some summer grilling? Here’s a tip for how long your unopened hot dog packages can last in the refrigerator and freezer. Happy grilling! #FoodWasteFriday