Another small group came up with the campaign "purchase with a purpose". How often do you buy something at the grocery store that is an impulse purchase? Take grapes for instance. You see them at the grocery store. You're feeling healthy and toss them in the cart. You get home, eat a few, then the urge is gone. Fast forward a week later, and they're headed for the trash.
Purchasing with a purpose can be done simply by making and sticking to a list. Take that a few steps further, and plan out how you will use everything on the list to prepare meals, snacks and, while you're at it, what you'll do with the leftovers.
Moreover, let's talk about expiration dates and sale by dates. These are regulated differently state by state. A sale by date isn't the expiration date. So many foods are thrown away because the sale by date, freshest by date, quality best by date has expired. However, there isn't anything wrong with the food itself! If the Food Recovery Act, introduced to Congress in 2015, is passed, a great deal to be done in the fight against food waste.
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