How To Easily Reduce Food Waste This Fourth Of July

Save money, time and the planet with these easy summer food waste

How To Easily Reduce Food Waste This Fourth Of July

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Food system think tank Food Tank shares easily implementable kitchen hacks to lower your environmental impact this holiday — and save a little cash for future summer meals.

Food system think tank Food Tank shares easily implementable kitchen hacks to lower your environmental impact this holiday — and save a little cash for future summer meals.

On major holidays centered around food, waste can be even more rampant — guests overfill their plates, hosts over prepare, the chaos of entertaining leads to perfectly edible leftovers ending up un the dumpster.

On major holidays centered around food, waste can be even more rampant — guests overfill their plates, hosts over prepare, the chaos of entertaining leads to perfectly edible leftovers ending up un the dumpster.

Americans waste hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food annually, throwing away scraps or other perfectly enjoyable edible goods that may not commonly be interpreted as ingredients.

Americans waste hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food annually, throwing away scraps or other perfectly enjoyable edible goods that may not commonly be interpreted as ingredients.

If you’re guilty of grilling for twice as many people than you’re expecting any given summer night, ensure that someone gets to enjoy the food you prepared.

If you’re guilty of grilling for twice as many people than you’re expecting any given summer night, ensure that someone gets to enjoy the food you prepared.

Food waste is easy to avoid if you know how to repurpose oft-tossed summer ingredients.

Food waste is easy to avoid if you know how to repurpose oft-tossed summer ingredients.

But if you’re tossing your orange peels in the garbage disposal and cutting off the leaves of your veggies without a second glance, you too are throwing away money and flavor that’s already in your kitchen.

Watermelon rinds may not seem edibles, but sautéed or pickled watermelon rinds add restaurant-quality flavor and texture to summer cooking.

But if you’re tossing your orange peels in the garbage disposal and cutting off the leaves of your veggies without a second glance, you too are throwing away money and flavor that’s already in your kitchen.

Watermelon rinds may not seem edibles, but sautéed or pickled watermelon rinds add restaurant-quality flavor and texture to summer cooking.

Carrots and celery are popular summer ingredients for cole slaw or potato salad, but you don’t need to stop at the root when prepping your cold sides.

Carrots and celery are popular summer ingredients for cole slaw or potato salad, but you don’t need to stop at the root when prepping your cold sides.

But with a little pre-planning, Fourth of July hosts can ensure that their barbecues are food waste free. Or at least, close.

Pour that extra lemonade or iced tea into ice cube trays to add flavor to your future summer drinks.

But with a little pre-planning, Fourth of July hosts can ensure that their barbecues are food waste free. Or at least, close.

Pour that extra lemonade or iced tea into ice cube trays to add flavor to your future summer drinks.

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