Sustainable Thanksgiving Tips
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what better way to show your gratitude for the planet than by incorporating sustainable practices into your gatherings? Implement the following tips to bring the zero-waste lifestyle to your Thanksgiving table.
Buy locally and organically.
Take a trip to your local farmer’s market for fresh produce, seasonings, and gifts for your host. Shopping locally and organically reduces your food's carbon footprint while also supporting your community.
Reduce food waste.
We all love leftovers, but you can only make so many thanksgiving-inspired sandwiches before it gets old. Avoid dish duplicates by assigning each side to one guest. Reduce your waste by limiting the amount that goes bad and ends up in the landfill. If you do need to throw out some of your thanksgiving leftovers, toss them in your compost or sign up for a local composting service.
Recycle your packaging.
Expecting a large gathering? Limit your packaging by buying in bulk and selecting fresh options. Don’t forget to recycle any excess packaging.
Reuse your scraps.
So, you know there will be leftovers…but what about the scraps left along the way? Save and freeze excess food scraps to whip up some vegetable stock or bone broth the next week.
Choose sustainable storage.
Sustainably and safely store your leftovers with U-Konserve! Consider ordering some extra containers to send home leftovers with your guests. Our BPA-free containers made with 18/8 grade steel are the smart choice. Keep food fresh in the fridge or freezer with U-Konserve and feel good too! We give back with every purchase to organizations supporting the planet.