Learn about the Eat First Basket!

Households that have taken the Rethink Food Waste Challenge gave feedback that the number one most helpful and easiest way to combat food waste in their home was the implement an Eat First Basket. This basket serves as a visual and physical reminder to eat stuff in your fridge before it goes bad.

Find a basket OR just use a section of one of your refrigerator shelves. Print out an Eat First card and attach it to the basket or shelf. This is a place for you to put food in your fridge that you need to “Eat First”.

Not sure what to put in your basket? Some ideas include: half a sandwich, a partially used can of tomato paste, some bean dip, a jar of chipotle peppers, and half a zucchini.

Ani's Eat First Basket

Eat First Tool

RELATED BLOG Posts

The Less You Have, the Less You Have to Organize.

This is the lesson I am learning in my quest to reduce the amount of clutter – on my desk, on the mantle, in my closet, in laundry room cabinets – the less extra stuff I have the less organizing I have to do.  This is great news for disorganized people like myself.  I’ve been […]

Rethink Food Waste: Shop Smarter and technology

The age of technology means we have an utterly overwhelming supply of information at our fingertips. Sometimes it’s a bane, but often a blessing! I just found some food on the verge of going bad that needs to be used tonight. What should I do? First of all, I just want to say that technology […]

Our Food is Too Good to Waste

Local challenge to reduce wasted food will kick off on May 14th Deschutes County, Oregon — In the United States, 40% of food we are growing, raising, and cooking ends up going to waste. In an effort to increase awareness around the poignant issue of wasted food, the Rethink Waste Project, a program of The […]