Video transcript: How to stop wasting food—and save $2,000 a year

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A hand spreads hundred-dollar bills across the surface.

Being smart about food waste could save you $2,000 a year.

A woman places shopping bags on a counter top. The woman then begins to take items out of the bags.

Most food waste comes from overshopping and improper storage.

the rest comes from food scraps and tossed expired food.

An image of a milk jug with the word "Expired" stamped across it. The jug then explodes. The next image shows countless trash bags in a landfill.

So how do you reduce waste while saving money?

A woman looks at a mobile device while sitting near neatly organized fruits and ingredients.

1. Weekly Meal Plans Help Ensure That You Buy Only What You Need.

An assortment of fruits is showcased.

2. Freeze Extra Food (Herbs, Veggies, Fruits) That Will Spoil Soon.

A woman opens a refrigerator and takes out an apple. The woman then checks the expiration date on a carton.

3. Check Your Fridge Daily To See What's Getting Overripe.

4. Check Food Past Its "Sell By" Date To See If It's Really Expired.

A woman leans over a counter while checking her mobile device.

Look Up How To Sore Produce (For Example, Don't Put Onions In The Fridge!).

A person chops vegetables over a cutting board with a kitchen knife.

6. Use Everything, Even Broccoli and Kale Stalks (Which Go Great In A Broth).

A woman presents a large roasted turkey.

7. Don't Over-Serve Your Guests Or Yourself.

A Girl stirs a pot while cooking. She then turns to smile at the camera.

Tips Like These Could Save The Environment And Save You Thousands.

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