Reducing kitchen waste starts at the grocery store.
If your household is like mine, most of the trash waste is generated in the kitchen. By now, my family has figured out a way to shop for the just right amount of food each week so that nothing goes bad before we get around to eating it. But there still seems to be an endless stream of garbage, primarily in the form of food packaging. The more environmentally-conscious I (and the rest of the world) become, the more troubling it is to me how often we take out the trash and recycling, and how short-lived each packaging's use is.