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 why not 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.

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Much of our daily kitchen waste comes from unnecessary food packaging. But more and more supermarkets these days are making efforts to reduce waste by limiting products with packaging and allowing customers to bring their own reusable containers to fill with produce, grains, herbs, spices and more. Find a zero-waste store in your area and tons of great tips for reducing kitchen waste at Litterless.com.

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