Thanksgiving is a celebration of abundance. But it’s easy to get so excited about appreciating our bounty that we wind up wasting food. Given that 133 billion pounds of food already go uneaten each year in the United States, that’s not a luxury we can afford. Thankfully, paper packaging, including leftover labels and to-go boxes, can be a part of the solution.
Start by downloading and printing our food labels. Then cut out the labels (adult supervision required with scissors) and write in your Thanksgiving guest’s name and “packed-on date.” Use washi tape to affix the leftover labels on to-go boxes and other paper food containers—and watch true abundance flourish.
Note: Be sure to have all leftovers refrigerated within two hours and consumed within four days.