Food Waste Awareness
When was the last time you wasted food? It sounds like a silly question, but you can probably recall a time in the past few days when you haven’t finished the meal on your plate, found some old food in the back of the refrigerator, or cooked too much.
Boulder County residents and businesses are doing a great job of getting their food scraps into the compost bin rather than the landfill, but there’s a lot more we could all be doing to reduce food waste before it gets to the point of composting!
Boulder County and its partners are working to help our residents, businesses, and students fight food waste wherever they can! We are following the EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy to help prevent and divert wasted food within our county.
Support from Residents
Boulder County residents care a lot about food waste! When asked why this issue is important, here’s a few things that you had to say:
- “I don’t like waste. I work with many families who have food instability and I would like to help them have more skills around what is usable food and how to prevent waste.” – Laura, Longmont
- “I know that reducing my food waste has a positive impact on all sorts of other issues, and I want to do my part!” – Sarah, Boulder
- “So many things from climate change to social justice revolve around food and food waste.” – Dan, Lyons