Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

 The man throws leftover vegetables from the bowl into backyard compost bin.

Queens is soon to rule in the world of composting!

Starting in early October of this year, Queens, New York will proudly be running the nation’s grandest composting program.  The 2.2 million New Yorkers living in Queens will have a weekly pickup service for organic waste. This means that yard debris and food scraps, and food-soiled paper Read More...

A lot of watermelons against a white wall

Why you should fill your cart with ugly watermelons

When it comes to picking produce at our local market or grocery store, many of us are… well… shallow. We tend to fill our carts with only the prettiest, most visually appealing fruits and veggies.  This practice leads to unnecessary food waste, and leaves quite a lot to be desired. We're Read More...

To-go bags

This doggy-bag law in Spain intends to curb food waste

Did you know that in Spain, it’s not a common practice to take home uneaten food from a restaurant?  According to news site The Local, “Spain isn’t a country with a longstanding tradition of leftover restaurant food going in doggy bags, perhaps as a combination of it not being part of the Read More...

blue berry smoothie

Try "reverse juicing" to get the most out of your berries

Berries are more than just juicy, flavorful snacks. They are also jam-packed with nutrients and offer us a range of health benefits. Berries are especially known as a great source of polyphenols, a subgroup of antioxidants that have been linked to improved heart health, glowing skin, and Read More...

Reusing items for a zero-waste garden

Make your green thumb even greener by cultivating a zero-waste garden

If the thought that’s keeping you warm through these winter months is looking forward to getting back into your garden, you're surely not alone. We’ve shared many stories that tout the benefits of gardening, not only for the gardeners’ overall health but for the health of our natural Read More...

produce at market in milan

This ingenious solution tackles food waste and insecurity at once

Food waste is a particularly infuriating problem because so much is wasted. According to nonprofit FoodPrint, almost 40 percent of all food in America, much of it still edible, is chucked out. All while at least a tenth of the world’s population (around 800 million people) are struggling with Read More...

woman gets bottle of milk out of fridge

This market is tossing "use-by" dates to help curb food waste

The British supermarket Morrisons has decided to remove “use-by” dates on milk packaging by the end of the month in an effort to save millions of pints of milk from being needlessly thrown away each year. Instead, the supermarket is inviting their customers to use the traditional, age-old Read More...

gloved hands throw food waste into compost bin

Everything you need to know about California’s new composting law

Food waste is a huge problem to tackle, which is why we’ve shared numerous stories with tips on how you can help reduce your own personal food waste. To that end, we’ve suggested that people re-organize their pantry and refrigerator, download apps that connect consumers with grocery items that Read More...

woman's hands around hot bowl of soup

7 storage strategies for your leftover soup

When the winter cold is chilling you to the bone, there’s nothing more comforting than a tasty and nourishing soup. Yes, it’s soup season, and fortunately, most soup recipes yield quite large serving sizes, which means that you can have your soup now and store it away for an easy snack that Read More...

Family happily organizes pantry

Reduce home food waste part I: The pantry

Most of us have probably caught on by now: food waste is not a good thing for our wallets or our world. As reported by the National Resources Defense Council, the average American family of four chucks out $1,500 worth of food annually—but according to the experts, you can help improve this dire Read More...