4th July is knocking on the door. Time for national festivities. Think festivities, think food. And festivity food never fails to turn into excess food waste.
Independence day celebrations may look a little different this year, with social distancing and smaller gatherings, but we are all bound to still want to celebrate with abundance, want to be brilliant hosts and make sure nobody goes home hungry.
Each year it seems regardless of the number of guests the aftermath from celebratory gatherings always seems to be the same: overbuying and over-preparation of food.
And because everybody is overfed, no one feels like finishing up the leftovers. The result is excess food binning.
While food waste is a global problem, estimated at 1.3 billion tons per year, the United States alone wastes $160 billion of that total.
This is nearly 30 to 40 percent of the entire U.S. food supply. And while on regular days, a recent study found, Americans waste approximately one pound of food per day, this figure goes up during festivity days.
Let’s make this 4th of July different! Let’s cut down on unnecessary food waste.
We at CozZo, support people in their waste-free kitchen journey. Our mobile app helps people to be more mindful about the food they buy, store, prepare and eat so that as little as possible is thrown away uneaten. We especially encourage people to be careful and mindful when planning a celebratory meal.
Buy less, prepare less, put less on the table and waste less as a result!
Stock away the leftovers and re-purpose them the next day into new meals. CozZo can even help you with this – we have a smart cooking planner built into the app which helps users to find meal ideas that use-up the ingredients they have. You can import recipes from your favorite cooking websites or do a worldwide search using keywords, cuisine style, diet and even intolerance filters – so definitely no excuse to leave those mash potatoes in the back of the refrigerator!
If you are looking for a more efficient way of managing your kitchen, download CozZo to assist you with your shopping, preparation, preserving, and cooking. And the best news is that now you don’t have to fight food waste alone. Join your all members of your household with our Household Account Bundle to help you easily win the food waste battle.
And one last thing, please be light on the plastic plates, cups, and straws. Best do without them this year.
Go to CozZo.app to learn more about how to start your waste-free kitchen journey.
Happy Independence Day!