We had an ALMOST zero waste week, but when I pulled out the last tortilla in the package and saw there was a bit of mold on it, it wasn’t worth eating. Especially since I’d already bought another package. I didn’t have time to take a photo while I was making dinner.
It’s funny, no matter how much I cut back on the amount of groceries I buy, we still seem to have a bit too much. My husband eats a lot of sandwich wraps and we eat a lot of quesadillas and burritos, but we didn’t manage to go through a pack of about 12 tortillas while they were still fresh.
I thought I was also going to have to toss half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich left over from my weekend hike, but my husband ate it two days later after I’d left it out on the counter and forgotten about it. I’m so lucky to have a husband who doesn’t mind eating leftovers, or even my cast-offs.
If you’re new to this blog and want to know why you should care about how much food you’re wasting, the long and short of it is that wasting food is bad for the environment, plus it wastes money. You can find out the details at Wasted Food. And check out The Frugal Girl, where bloggers meet to share photos of their food waste in a united effort to waste less.
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Are you watching your food waste? How did you do this week? Please share your tips, advice, wins and challenges in the Comments section. And let me know if you plan on participating in the Museums on Us program.