Have you ever had your child ask for say, an apple, and you know they are only going to eat half of it and the other half is going to get thrown away? You’re happy because they’re asking for something healthy but it stinks because at the same time, you’re wasting half of it. Maybe it’s been the times you started to get an avocado for a snack but knew you wouldn’t use the whole thing so you decided on a less healthy choice instead. It’s a tricky situation to be in.
Did You Know- Food Waste
Did you know that food waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges that we face? In the United States, food waste is estimated to be between 30-40% of the food supply (USDA). More than 48% of all fresh fruits and vegetables that are purchased in the United States are thrown directly in the trash. That’s a huge number and adds up even faster when you think about it on an family and individual level. The average American family of four is said to throw away $1500 a year in groceries that are tossed out and not eaten. $1500!
Often we talk about what we’re throwing into landfills but don’t consider that it can take more than 25 YEARS for some produce to fully decompose in landfills.
Say hello to Food Huggers.
What is it? Food Huggers® reusable silicone food savers help keep your produce fresh long enough to enjoy it. This means that if you’re only using half of that apple, avocado or the list goes on- you can successfully save the other part for later.
Food Huggers has dozens of uses such as sealing cans, jars, as well as covering the other half of your favorite produce, fruits and veggies. The great things is that it’s not single use and you are able to use it every day if needed.
Saving with Food Huggers
You can retain 23% more moisture than food stored in baggies or plastic containers by using Food Huggers. That is helping you keep the freshness of the food and prevent additional wasted food. Besides cutting down on the food waste it also helps cut down on the use of disposable baggies, plastic wrap and foil.
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