How to keep food waste down this holiday season

Oregon households throw away more than six pounds of food every week, and 71% of it is food that can be eaten.

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 3:51 PM
Updated: Jan 15, 2020 5:53 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon households throw away more than six pounds of food every week, and 71% of it is food that can be eaten.

There are ways to calculate what you need before you cook for all your friends and family. Carefully determine how much food to make so you have the least amount of leftovers.

Freeze what you can. You can freeze cooked turkey for up to four months. Also, separate your leftovers into meal-sized containers so they’re ready to go. Look to spice up your leftovers and send plenty of food home with your guests.

Lastly, compost what you can.

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