Home Prevent Food Waste this Holiday Season Prevent Food Waste this Holiday Season Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year's than any other time of the year. We can all do our part to help reduce food waste during the holidays. Here are some tips on how to feed your loved ones this season, not the landfills. Meal plan to avoid impulse buying; Try not to over-prepare food. Prepare "just enough" for your guests; Reduce plate waste by using smaller dishes and serving spoons; Donate excess food to food banks or homeless shelters; "Befriend" the freezer; and Compost leftovers/food scraps Click here to learn tips on food waste recycling!