Welcome to Revolution Headquarters!
Food waste is an increasingly concerning problem (see below for some stats that may surprise you!).
The Buy Small | Use It All revolution has two main goals:
1 – Raising awareness about food waste and why it’s a problem
2 – Taking steps to encourage convenient purchase alternatives, from Ground 2 Table and other producers, in a shared effort to positively impact the world around us.
If you care about reducing food waste, the first step is to please SIGN THE PLEDGE TODAY & get ready to make a difference!
When you join the Buy Small | Use It All™ revolution, we’ll send you occasional updates with new ideas about how to reduce waste and improve your impact on the environment. (Note: we do NOT share or sell your info. We’re on a mission here!)
Food Waste: What You Need to Know
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, between 30 to 40% of the food supply goes to waste. Whoa.
- On average, 20 pounds of food, per person, per month is unused (Source: USDA)
- Every year, consumers in industrialized countries waste the same amount of food (222M tons) as the net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230M)
- In the United States, organic waste is the 2nd highest component of landfills, which are the largest source of methane emissions! (Source: World Food Day)
We’re not even going to go into the statistics about how this food could be used to feed the entire hungry population of the world. (But it could.)
While it’s depressing to hear about food waste, it’s exciting to think about how easy it could be to make a real difference.
What Can You Do To Help?
Adopt the Buy Small | Use It All™ mentality.
Buy Small | Use It All™ anytime you can! We have been trained to mass purchase food when it isn’t always necessary (and certainly doesn’t deliver the most freshness!). When we buy massive amounts of food, it takes up space and becomes expensive! Unlearn this habit and get comfortable with buying what’s right for you, not the masses.
Take note of what you're throwing away each week.
Start to take note of what you are regularly swiping off your plate each day. Could you be buying those items in smaller quantities? Ordered too much at a restaurant? Save the leftovers for another day or to give to someone who will eat it.
Support companies that produce in smaller amounts.
…and that give you choices when it comes to your consumptions. We’ll continue updating our site with fellow companies that have joined us in the revolution to give you better options and help you reduce your waste!