I have been able to divert veggie scraps from our trash for many years now using our backyard composter and then our city compost system. Last week I was reading Reduce Footprints and saw a poster say that they take their veggie scraps and freeze them to make veggie stock. If there was a light bulb in my head it would have gone off. I had never even thought of doing this and yet I make turkey stock after roasting a turkey on the holidays. I use way more veggie stock than any other kind of stock so this idea is right up my alley.
Last week I started to save my veggie scraps and put them in the freezer. I wash them and let them dry and then just throw them in the container with the rest of the scraps. Now this won't reduce the amount of scraps I am sending out to the city composting program because after I make the stock I will compost the scraps. But it will allow me to get multiple uses out of our vegetables and stop buying packaged veggie stock. That means less recycling going out.
It is the small changes like this that can really make an impact. Plus it is ridiculously simple. If you have any simple ideas like this that you are doing to make your world greener please share them!
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