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Do Your Kids Keep Asking You to Do More To Save the Planet?

Our kids come home excited about the school garden they just started, or the recycling program in the cafeteria and they want you to do more. As adults we know how important it is to reduce waste and we don't want to disappoint our kids, but it takes everything you've got just to pay the bills and get dinner on the table.

Even if you don't have a backyard or garden to compost yourself, saving your food scraps is a small step that will lead to a lot of positive change. Some cities have curbside pick up programs (I'm watching you LA), search here for drop off locations throughout the US or call 311 for a local resource. Ask your local school, community garden or neighbor if they take donations. 

What Type of Bin to Use

Start small, use an old milk carton and keep it in your freezer so it doesn't start to smell. Here is one of our favorite counter top composters from Zero Waste Store. These are hassle free ways to save your food scraps.

Zero Waste Store Countertop Compost Bin

Countertop Compost Bin - Bamboo Fiber Composter, Dishwasher Safe, 1.25 Gal.,

What To Save During Meal Prep and Snack Time

Food scraps to collect for composting

What to Avoid

Foods NOT to save for composting
Turn saving food scraps into a fun family event, get your kids involved in meal prep and clean up duties by having them sort out the good stuff.  Still have too much trash? Stay tuned for more tips on how to reduce waste throughout your house. 
Already saving food scraps? Go to our social media pages Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and share your story

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