According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans produce, on average, 4.48 pounds of waste per person per day. And when you think about where the majority of the waste in your household is produced, chances are the kitchen takes the top spot. So in honor of Earth Day, go beyond recycling and learn more simple steps you can take every day to reduce waste in the kitchen. From shopping sustainably to replacing single-use plastics with reusable alternatives, here are 10 easy ways to reduce kitchen waste for a more eco-friendly household.
A green kitchen starts with environmentally-friendly shopping. To reduce plastic waste, keep reusable shopping bags in your car so you always have them with you. Also, consider replacing plastic produce bags with reusable mesh or net bags.