Sense & Centsibility Blog
How to Maximize your Grocery Savings
America is the land of plenty. We have our entire economy based on consumption of goods. These goods, obviously, include groceries. We consume, but we also waste. We waste food like nobody else on the planet. According to a January 2013 blog article in Bloomberg Businessweek:
“As a nation, we waste 40 percent of the food we produce, according to estimates from the National Institute of Health. Last year, Americans threw out the equivalent of about $180 billion worth of food”This amounts, the article further explains, to about $2275 a year for a family of four. I know my household wastes food, whether it is unused leftovers or produce that wilted while waiting its turn to be prepared. Based on those numbers, the average family of four wastes about $43.75 per week in unused food products. We, of course, compound this expense with the additional cost that is usually associated with larger garbage containers. After all, waste is also a $10 billion a year industry in the United States.