Enough Wasted Food for a Roll-Off Container – stop it!
Did you know, that America throws away roughly 40 percent of its food every year? (According to a 2012 report by the National Resources Defense Council) That’s about $165 BILLION in wasted groceries and more than 20 pounds of food per person each month! It’s simple to say, we have a food-waste problem, and it’s hurting our wallets and the people most in need. If you are asking yourself, “What can I do to change these numbers?” Well, you can do a lot. Here are some places to start.
Stop worrying about “use by this date”
Most of the time, “use by” dates are not government regulated and typically don’t have anything to do with food safety. “Best if used by (or before)” and “use by” Refers to the quality of food, not the safety of it. This should be used more as a freshness guide, not as a hard-and-fast rule. The only federally regulated “use by” this date that should most defiantly be followed are infant formulas.
Ask for Ugly Produce
A great way to save money as well as not wasting food is to ask for ugly produce, such as imperfect looking fruits and vegetables. When people shop at a store, they’ll only buy the ideal looking fruits and vegetables. Leaving the misshaped ones to be thrown into a landfill. Even though that they still hold the same taste and nutritious values.
Buy From Bulk Bins
Buying in bulk not only reduces the amount of plastic we use, it also saves money and you’ll end up wasting less food! A study done by the NRDC showed that people who bought in bulk saved 89%!
You can normally buy things like nuts, dried fruit, grains, beans, seeds and spices are typically available, in addition to granola, cereal and baking supplies.
Donate What You Won’t Use
A study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says around 14 percent of American households cannot afford enough food to live active, healthy lifestyles. Instead of throwing away your food you won’t use, try to donate it to a shelter or church!
Whatever your roll off dumpster needs entail, we want to be your go-to local, friendly, and reliable service at R & R Container Rentals.
Try us now and get an additional $10.00 off, the best bargain in the market!
In addition – if you are a senior, Veteran, or Active Duty Military – let us know and we will take another $5 off!
To receive these discounts, call us at 770.975.9554, and let us know how you found us online. We are here to personally answer any questions you may have. Come enjoy the benefits of buying local!