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Do Your Leftovers Bubble and Squeak?

A guide to the world’s most sustainable post-holiday recipes.

Now that the big meal is over, it’s easy to give in to temptation. But don’t order that pizza just yet. Though your fridge is full of scraps, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with turkey sandwiches or microwaved mashed potatoes. In this slideshow, explore some of history’s most sustainable post-holiday meals, comprised mainly from repurposed leftovers. These simple dishes have been crowd-pleasers since long before someone thought cranberry sauce in a can was a good idea.

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Winners: Revive Your Leftovers

The Revive Your Leftovers project has two winners!

Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for July? Waste less.

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Does It Actually Matter How Clean Your Recyclables Are?

To clean or not to clean? The answer hinges on the economics of food residue.


Over at Mother Jones, Kiera Butler gets to the bottom of a question that has niggled uncomfortably in the recesses of my consciousness for years: Does it actually make a difference if your recyclables are clean or not? Is it worth the effort, hot water, and dish soap to get the last traces of yogurt off a tub or pet food off a tin can?

The answer, unfortunately for the lazy recyclers amongst us, is yes.

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