Millions of tons of food goes to waste every year in the United States, much of it ending up in landfills.
Something to think about as many people prepare to enjoy the biggest feast of the year on Thursday.
The average American household spends about $1,500 every year on food they don’t eat. Besides the waste of money, it also hurts the environment.
So, the best advice from RIT’s sustainability department would be to shop local, which means less travel, and it will stay fresh longer.
“You can also think about creative ways to use leftovers, or freezing the products and the food you have after Thanksgiving to enjoy later on when the winter gets colder,” said Callie Babbitt, RIT.
Freezing that extra turkey can make the food last for an extra two to three months.