Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

Colorful pile of food scraps in a bin

Food waste prevention law takes effect in New York

According to estimates, the state of New York is responsible for about 7.8 billion pounds of food waste every year. That’s equivalent in weight to over 17,000 Statues of Liberty. In a bid to curb the humongous amount of organic waste that ends up in landfills, the state has recently joined the Read More...

6 Creative recipes to put your

6 Creative recipes to put your food scraps to good use

Last year, scientists from Pennsylvania State University released a report revealing that the average US household wastes about 31 percent of the food it buys — that’s one in three bites ending up in the bin. And while the best way to prevent waste is to stop buying more food than you need, Read More...

Don’t toss that! How to cook

Don’t toss that! How to cook with nutritious food scraps

Earlier this week we shared the No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook which encourages home chefs to rethink how they use items like vegetable skins, seeds, and roots. Today, we’re elaborating on that idea with six types of kitchen scraps that can be repurposed into nutritious food sources.  Read More...

This countertop device turns f

This countertop device turns food scraps into compost

Composting is a great way to generate fresh food for your garden and keep scraps out of the landfill, but if you don’t have a yard or access to green waste pickup services, it can feel impossible to dispose of scraps sustainably. Fortunately, Vitamix has launched a gadget to help.  The new Read More...

How to turn all those scraps o

How to turn all those scraps of food into a delicious vegetable broth

Food waste is a major dilemma in today’s world and throwing out even vegetable scraps contributes to the problem. As the people over at Inhabitat reminded us over the weekend, there's a great way to make use of all your food scraps: create a delicious broth. It’s surprisingly easy to make Read More...