food waste

Our New 9-Tip Guide to Food, Water and Energy at Home

"Meet the Nexus: How Food, Water and Energy are Connected" is our new guide that shows how making even one good decision about how you use food, water or energy resources can have a positive impact on the others. Even the simple cheese slice you might have had for lunch has a rich story to tell!

Fighting Food Waste with Your Phone

An estimated 40 percent of food is wasted in the US every year, costly for consumers who toss thousands of dollars away, as well as our environment. Here's the good news: with a little help from your mobile devices, you can cut waste and spending using handy food waste apps.

Four Water Resolutions for a Sustainable Planet

If you are concerned about water shortages or want to do as much as you can to protect freshwater habitats, you might consider the following four ways to substantially lighten your personal water footprint. The arrival of a new year is always a good time to adopt new resolutions!

America: Recycle and Clean Your Fridge!

Happy America Recycles Day! But wait, there's more! It's also National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. (Seriously!) In honor of these beloved occasions, and because we care about your sustainability, behold Ecocentric's greatest hits on recycling, food waste and more!

Your Sustainable Kitchen - Planning and Stocking

You know how it goes. You buy healthy items but don't always have time to cook. The one night you can make time, you look in the refrigerator and the pieces don't quite add up to a meal so you order take-out. How to plan ahead and what to keep stocked to eat healthfully, easily, and avoid food waste.

Can Your Garbage Disposal Help Slow Climate Change?

In this InSinkErator-funded study, a life cycle analysis was done for 12 disposal scenarios of food waste. According to the study, using a garbage disposal could help to curb climate change if your wastewater treatment system has an anaerobic digester that converts food waste into biogas.

Wasted Opportunity

As demand for resources grows, a strategy that focuses solely on food production while ignoring inefficiency and waste will not be enough.

Wasted Food = Wasted Water

Among the many negatives associated with food waste is the added strain - through excess consumption and production - it places on our finite freshwater resources.

Want a More Sustainable Food System? Cut Food Waste

People came to the 2013 TEDx-Manhattan conference because they wanted to change our food system. But few were aware of the scale of the problem of food waste. NRDC Executive Director Peter Lehner's presentation explained why reducing food waste is a critical part of improving the sustainability of our food supply.

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