Another year has passed, and it’s time for those of us in the US to give thanks for what we have. What many of us will have today is turkey – and what we’ll have tomorrow is plenty of leftover turkey. Sadly, way too much of that will end up in the trash (about 200 million pounds of it, with a value of roughly 280 million dollars, according to the Natural Resources Defence Council).
So, if you’re partaking in a feast today (with or without turkey), enjoy! And remember to store and freeze leftovers properly so that none of that great holiday food goes to waste.
And, while we’re on the topic of thanks, thanks to all of you who have followed and commented on 222 million tons in the past year. I know I’ve been a little quiet for a couple of weeks (thanks to a hectic work and travel schedule), but I’m hoping to be able to give 222 a bit more attention soon. In the meantime, you may want to look at these:
- How to Cut Down on Food Waste This Thanksgiving | The Daily Meal
- Thanksgiving turkey: Americans will waste 200 million pounds – latimes.com
- When Good Turkey Goes Bad: 10 Tips for Carving Out Food Waste | OnEarth Magazine
- Reducing Food Waste During the Holidays | Food Poisoning Bulletin