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Learn about Programs to Reduce Wasted Food

This program was launched in September 2012 and here is some of the feedback we’ve received
  • "I was shocked at how much we’ve actually been wasting! Now I’m more food waste conscious." – Honolulu, HI
  • "I practice eating the leftovers for the next day breakfast, lunch and dinner until it’s all gone. That’s really how you save money." – Honolulu, HI
  • "I cut down on impulse shopping and now plan my meals for the week." – Honolulu, HI
  • "I loved the food storage tips. I feel like with some things they always go bad fast and I never knew why." – Honolulu, HI
  • "I will buy less than I think I want in food when I go to the store. I seem to be busier during the weekend and week than I first anticipated." – Honolulu, HI
  • "We eat out a lot on our busy work weeks. We need to start eating the food we do buy when we go grocery shopping instead of eating out...possibly bring the food to work for lunch [...] it'll save us Money too." – Honolulu, HI
  • "Knowing the importance of food and the problem with our throw-away culture, and developing strategies to reduce waste is increasingly important and rewarding." – Boulder, CO
  • "My son loved telling us the proper way to store our fruits and vegetables and which ones to keep separate from others." – King County, WA
  • "This was a wonderful learning experience and taught us all how to be more mindful of the food we consume and the food we bought but didn't consume." – King County, WA
  • "This was a great way to teach/show our kids how much food gets wasted and how to change our habits to be more efficient." – King County, WA
  • "The project has definitely stuck with us and we are even more involved in making sure we use as much of the food that we purchase as possible, that we plan how to use our leftovers, that we know which food will go bad first and plan meals accordingly, and that we store our food properly to get the longest period of freshness out of it." – King County, WA
  • "It's these types of innovative education programs that truly have a chance at reframing the way people in our community perceive food waste." – Boulder, CO
  • "We are very proud to be working with EPA Region 10 on this project." – King County, WA
  • "I found that educating the pilot participants was both fun and rewarding. Participants' enthusiasm was infectious when they began to notice a change in the amount of food waste they produced. The simple techniques to reduce food waste saved both guilty consciences and wallets alike." – Honolulu, HI
  • "Although I am an environmental scientist and advocate, I was surprised to see how large of an impact food waste has on resources and pollution." – Honolulu, HI