The thing that I waste most often is produce; I get something in my CSA box that I’m never in the mood for, like say cabbage.
The item that I waste most often is lettuce. The fridge life of lettuce is relatively short and the purpose is rather singular: salad. Spinach seems to fair better at my house. I can chop up spinach and add it to omelets or stir frys. That said, my food waste pile includes spinach this week. Oops.
Cabbage – Very limited demand: CSA box item. Cabbage recipes anyone?
Spinach – Too much: Too many greens.
Why track food waste? Tracking food waste helps you change your buying habits. If something is repeatedly in the food waste pile, you can consider:
a. Not buying that item
b. Developing a better strategy for using it
How about you? What food item do you waste the most? Please leave a Comment.