The average household throws away 14 percent of the food it buys. Pay attention to everything you pitch today, then brainstorm ways to get more bang out of your buck and avoid adding to the landfill. Stale cereal? Buy a smaller box next time (or fewer of them), or store it in an airtight container. Veggies you never got around to using? Next time, make it a point to only buy what you plan on eating right away. "When you pinpoint why and what you toss, you can make changes to your behavior," says Jonathan Bloom of wastedfood.com.
For help with today's challenge, find 12 ways to reduce food waste at home.
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