Did you know 40% of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten? That means that 80 billion pounds of food (the equivalent of 1,000 Empire State Buildings!) is wasted each year.
When food scraps are sent to tightly packed landfills, they’re forced to decompose without oxygen (aka anaerobically), and methane is produced as a byproduct. Methane is one of the most powerful greenhouse gases and is a leading contributor to climate change.
Reducing food waste is one of the top three most effective ways to fight climate change, and it all starts in the kitchen. We’ve teamed up with Lauren Singer, founder of the zero-waste blog Trash Is For Tossers and the zero-waste shop Package Free, to share a waste-free, plant-based vegan spaghetti recipe perfect for putting your Imperfect Foods order to good use.
Package Free is a one-stop-shop for Zero Waste alternatives for everyday essentials. From kitchen and bathroom products to beauty and pet care essentials, they’re on a mission to make sustainable, non-toxic, and plastic-free products more convenient and accessible.
Recipe and photo by Lauren Singer of Trash Is For Tossers