From uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce, most people don’t realize how much food they’re throwing away daily. According to the EPA, approximately 95% of the food we throw away ends up in landfills.

By managing food sustainably and reducing waste, we’re not only conserving resources for future generations, but we’re also reducing our carbon footprints and saving money!

Planning, prepping, and storing food can help reduce your household waste.  These 4 easy tips will help you get started.

1. Grocery shop smart by planning meals ahead only purchasing what you need

2. Don’t overserve food when cooking

3. This one’s easy – save, and actually EAT, leftovers

4. Store produce in the proper location (at room temperature versus in the refrigerator)