The average family wastes more than 30% of the food it buys, which is a stunning number with both financial and environmental implications
Some of this waste may be avoided by properly storing goods to prevent rotting, especially when combined with better shopping and meal-planning practises
Store apples in the refrigerator to keep them from becoming mealy. To prevent early decomposition, keep other produce away from this high-ethylene-producing fruit
Avocados should be stored in a cool part of the kitchen and transferred to the refrigerator if you aren't ready to consume them when they've fully matured.
Because bananas produce a lot of ethylene gas, it's best to keep them on the counter alone, preferably hanging from a banana hook so they don't get squashed