Waste Less Food, Get Less Bugs

Aunt Fannie Blog

The average American wasted 219 pounds of food in 2010, according to the EPA.

That’s more than the weight of the average American man (we checked).

Beyond saving money, less food waste is a little way to save

IT PREVENTS GLOBAL WARMING

Discarded produces methane gas, the second most common greenhouse gas. Keep landfills lighter and less gassy.

IT SAVES WATER

Agriculture uses a lot of water – and 24% of that water went to food waste. That’s 45 trillion gallons annually.

IT KEEPS FRUIT FLIES & PESTS AWAY

That once-instagrammable fruit bowl that’s now turning 50 shades of brown? Fruit fly magnet. Buy only what you’ll eat!

A FEW TIPS

KEEP THESE FOODS AWAY FROM OTHERS

You know the old “bad apple spoils the whole bunch?” Well, that’s real – but apples aren’t the bad guys. These produce ethylene gas, which speeds the spoil on other foods stored nearby.

  • Bananas
  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Cantaloupes
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Green onions

CLEAN YOUR FRIDGE

Overpacked and messy fridge = Spoil City. Keep drawers and shelves some breathing room and keep like foods together so you know what to buy. Give your crisper and shelves a once-over regularly with our Cleaning Vinegars – they are food contact safe so no need to rinse or empty the whole fridge.

BUY REALISTICALLY

Who else packs the Sunday fridge with all the healthy stuff you WANT to eat, then snacks on take out and old crackers the next day? Make a short list, shop only that and you’ll save cash, guilt and planet.

FOOD PREPPING

Grab a knife, some containers and a podcast, then chop up your fruits and veggies for the week all at once. Easy = eaten.

FLYPUNCH!

Even the cleanest, most organized house can attract fruit flies when there is tasty fresh produce around. Especially if you have a kichen compost. Our Flypunch! knocks ‘em dead without crazy chemicals.