Food Waste Awareness Week | Wednesday, April 18

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Food Waste Awareness Week | Wednesday, April 18

Pineapplesif you care about climate change, you care about food waste.

Food decomposing in the landfill is a significant contributor to Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions. Even with Boulder County residents and businesses participating in composting programs, food waste still makes up 14% of Boulder County’s trash composition This equals an estimated 31,000 tons of food going straight to the landfill which creates methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Luckily, this is a problem that we can solve! Food waste ends with YOU!

Food waste ends with you

Action Steps

Prevent food from spoiling by labeling a special area of your fridge for food that should be eaten first. Find a link to print this label here.

Visit Save the Food’s website for comprehensive guidelines on how to properly store your food

To safely learn how to pickle and preserve your food, consider signing up for a local class

Eat me first label

Additional Resources

Visit Save the Food to find tips about storing a variety of different foods.

Food Storage website

Today's Tip:
Smart Storage

Did you know that you can take advantage of the abundance of seasonal produce (think summer tomatoes) by purchasing in bulk and storing in a way that will last all year? Consider freezing fresh fruits and vegetables, making jams, soups, or stews, and get creative!

food storage