Friday, February 17, 2012

Food Waste

The graphic below is a great visual to show one of the things I'm trying to avoid by living sustainably:
Many people think that my quest to reduce my impact on the earth is meaningless, yet this illustrates how, over time, individuals and families generate an incredible amount of waste.  122 pounds a month for a family of four, to be exact.  And this is just edible waste.  Think about all of our waste.  Think about over a lifetime.  Think about a neighborhood.   Think about a city.  Think about a country.  Small changes can make a big impact.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

Wow. That's amazing. And some of those items aren't even all that quickly perishable. I'm working on eliminating waste, too. Planning a pot of soup about once a week is my favorite way to use up veggies and other items that might go to waste.