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The Rethink Food Waste Challenge is on! On May 14th, 213 households in Deschutes County began collecting their household’s food waste in an effort to increase awareness around the issue of wasted food. They will do this for 4 weeks, recording each week’s wasted food weight or volume. The first week, which has come and gone, the theme was […]

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Food waste is a big deal in the United States, with global implications when it comes to climate change.  On a day to day basis, you might feel like you don’t waste much food, but here are a few quick facts. 40% of food in America is wasted. 90% of us throw away food too […]

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Once again, I’m kicking off the year with a re-energized burst of wanting less stuff, and more time.  More stuff breeds more stuff, which has huge upstream impacts in terms of waste, greenhouse gasses, toxins, water use etc. Here at the Rethink Waste Project, we recognize that materials matter, that the biggest impacts are upstream, […]

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As mentioned in an earlier post, we create an additional 25% more waste over the holiday period, and a part of that can be attributed to the increase in holiday parties this time of year.  Food waste in America is actually a big problem – some statistics say that 40% of food is wasted between […]

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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 […]