Wasteful Habits Of Food Waste

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Wasteful Habits
Every day I sit at lunch and watch person after person throw away perfectly good food. Even I am guilty of throwing away food I did not want or food I was “too full” to possibly eat. Someone will take a container of yogurt or a sandwich out of their lunch bag, decide they don’t want it, and proceed to toss it into the black, wheeled trash cans. What runs through my mind when I witness and experience these wasteful habits is that people don’t understand how much perfectly eatable food ends up in the trash can every day. Food waste does not only occur in schools, food waste occurs in multiple environments, such as restaurants, grocery stores, and every day households. Food waste comes in all different forms as well, whether it is whole containers of salvageable snacks or scraps of food capable of utilization as compost. People don’t completely understand the ample amounts of food wasted every day, every month, and every year. Because of this lack of awareness and knowledge, the government should provide educational programs regarding food waste and teach alternative disposal methods, such as composting or recycling, to the general public. The government should also instill food waste prevention programs to make sure people aren’t throwing away perfectly good food because portions are too large or from poor buying habits. Food waste tracks back all the way
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