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Did you know that nearly one million pounds of food waste is landfilled in Franklin County every single day? To bring this number to life, this is the equivalent of wasting:
When food is landfilled, we lose natural resources, money and the opportunity to feed hungry members of our communities. Luckily, there are little actions we can all take to cut food waste in half in Central Ohio by 2030. In recognition of Food Waste Prevention Week (April 4-8), SWACO is sharing some helpful resources to get you started at home and work:
Reducing Food Waste at Home:
Reducing Food Waste at Work:
What’s one way to reduce food waste at home AND a work? Composting – a great way to create nutrient rich soil for gardens, while redirecting food that would otherwise end up in a landfill! Click here for SWACO’s introductory guide to backyard composting for your home. Or, if you’re interested in working with your office to start a composting program at work, click here to learn how.
Reducing food waste is an important and critical step toward protecting our natural resources, reducing our reliance on the landfill and ensuring a greener tomorrow for generations to come. For more information, ideas and inspiration, SWACO’s Save More Than Food is a one-stop-resource for understanding the issue and learning ways to take steps to solve it.
Together, we can make a difference.