Here's a simple idea to help prevent food waste: Hold off on going to the grocery store for as long as you can. The reality is, you probably have enough in your pantry and fridge to make a perfectly good meal. On average, about 30% to 40% of the food we purchase goes to waste. That fills up landfills and also wastes money. Skipping a day or two between grocery store runs is a simple way to use up what you have. And a quick tip: Don't go on an empty stomach; it'll help prevent impulse purchases.
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