Almost Wordless Wednesday: America Recycles Day Nov. 15th & the Food Waste Challenge

November 15th is America Recycles Day and, since we’re approaching Thanksgiving, I thought it could be good to focus on waste during a time of feasting. I was surprised at what I learned about food waste in America. The land of plenty is abundantly wasteful! The infographics below show what we can do to help reduce our own food waste or keep it out of the landfill by composting it. Please take the EPA challenge to reduce waste food and enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving table.

 

America Recycles Nov. 15th

America Recycles Day Nov. 15th (Logo credit Americarecycles.org)

 

Food Waste EPA Graphics

EPA Food Waste infographics (photo credit EPA.gov)

 

EPA Food Waste Challenge

EPA Food Waste Challenge (Logo credit EPA.gov)

Connie Schultz, Master Gardener/Composter (’95 Cornell Extension) volunteering now in Johnston County

 

2 Responses to “Almost Wordless Wednesday: America Recycles Day Nov. 15th & the Food Waste Challenge”

  1. Phyl says:

    Plan to take your trash to the landfill for 3-6 months rather than leaving it at the curb. You’ll be surprised how life changing “reduce, reuse, recycle” becomes. You’ll go to great lengths to avoid another trip to the landfill.

  2. Connie Schultz says:

    Phyl, you’re right! A visit to the landfill or “dump” can be a revelation! It might make an interesting school field trip too :)