Food packages often have food date labels. They use such phrases as “used before,” expires on,” best by,” “best if used by,” “use by,” or “sell by” before the dates. As it turns out, consumers find these labels confusing.
It’s easy to think that we have to make big sacrifices or investments to have a good environmental impact. Things like installing solar panels or embracing a vegan lifestyle. In fact, we can help the environment by develop little eco-friendly habits.
Do you garden? Then you need compost. You can buy it at the garden store, but why pay for what you can easily make yourself? Unfortunately, composting is not as easy as piling up all the organic matter you can find. Only a commercial composting operation can handle some of it.