How can I reduce my food waste?

According to the National Resources Defense Council, a four-person family can spend up to $1,500 per year on food that is ultimately thrown away. The good news is that there are many ways we can reduce food waste! This can be as simple as planning a menu for more purposeful shopping, or by using proper food storage techniques to ensure the food we buy lasts until we are ready to use it. Find helpful food waste prevention tips here

Taking leftovers for lunch is an easy way to reduce food waste, but what do you do when your plans change unexpectedly, leaving unprepared food in the fridge and your meal planning out the window? Find ideas and recipes to use the food you already have. 

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1. What is SB 1383?
2. What are organic wastes, and why is it important to keep them out of the landfill?
3. Why is California implementing this law?
4. What goes in my green waste bin?
5. Can I still take my trash and organic waste to the dump?
6. How is my organic waste recycled?
7. How can I reduce my food waste?
8. How do I recycle my organics?
9. How and why should I compost?
10. Can residents or businesses be fined for not following the requirements?