You may be shocked to hear that between 31 to 40 percent of all food in the American supply chain is wasted. In other words, $161 billion in groceries goes from farm to trash and is never eaten. This is a significant problem, especially when you consider how much energy it takes to produce food on an industrial scale, to say nothing of how much pollution it produces. An important part of combatting this problem will have to come from reforming these industries themselves so that they operate in a less wasteful way.
In the meantime though, there are a lot of ways you as an individual can reduce your own food waste and get a more organized fridge out of the bargain. Chances are a lot of your waste comes simply from a lack of organization, which can make it harder to find certain foodstuffs when you need them and easy to forget about others until they start rotting.
Fortunately, a few simple steps can significantly improve your refrigerator organization.