Throw Out Your Leftovers Day is celebrated in the US on November 29th. The holiday has a main goal: to make people reconsider their refrigerator and throw away the leftover spoiled food. We are sure that each of us has ever found unsuitable food that should have been thrown away a month ago.
The habit of collecting leftovers develops due to the wrong approach to cooking. Sometimes a family consumes less food than is in the refrigerator: because of this, part of it rots in plastic containers covered with foil on plates. Products not only have a fetid odor, but are also toxic – the body will not thank you for feeding it this way.
The purpose of the holiday is to throw away the missing products and learn how to dose the preparation of dishes. Many people have a habit of collecting half-eaten food by putting it in the refrigerator. And it’s good if they are remembered the next day. In most cases, they remain lying.
Did you know that:
- 50% of the products produced in the world are never eaten;
- $1 trillion is spent on food that ends up in the trash can;
- 10% of the greenhouse gases on the planet come from food that is thrown away;
- rotting food releases methane 28 times more powerful than carbon dioxide;
- every 9 people in the world do not have enough food;
- just one fourth of the total amount of missing food could feed more than 800 million people;
- Most people don’t notice the amount of food being thrown away.
How to celebrate
Open the refrigerator, collect the missing products in a trash bag! Calculate the amount of food the family needs. Purchase products strictly according to calculations, make adjustments. If every person sticks to the position, the Earth will become much greener!
When is Throw Out Your Leftovers Day celebrated in 2022?
Throw Out Your Leftovers Day is observed on November 29 each year.