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Keep your food—and money—out of the trash!
The average American wastes 209–254 pounds of edible food each year. That is a huge waste of resources and costs a family of four about $130 a month. Yet most people don’t realize they waste that much.
Wasting food has negative impacts for your family, the environment and for our communities.
Your family may waste more than $130 of food each month!
"The Western world's overconsumption of food is affecting global food prices: the more we in the West consume (and the more we throw out), the greater global demand for food becomes - and the higher food prices rise globally."
Secretary-General, Danish Red Cross
It takes 52 gallons of water to produce one glass of milk!
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|Take the challenge and waste less food!|
|Use our SMART tips and tools to waste less food.||Learn more about the negative impacts of wasted food|
|What individuals can do|
|What businesses can do|
|Partners and community support|
|Learn more by visiting our resources page.|
Call Gabby Byrne at (360) 867-2284 or e-mail Byrneg@co.thurston.wa.us.
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