go to waste


: to not be used : to be wasted
It's a shame to see all that food go to waste.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Not, others volunteers with various community agencies — to make sure food doesn't go to waste. Lane Sainty, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2023 And at the Grammy Celebration, leftover food won't go to waste. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2023 Even though that 2021 trip was a success, the footage didn’t go to waste. Chris Kornelis, New York Times, 12 Dec. 2022 Hoggin said that many of these apples would go to waste otherwise. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Oct. 2022 Dickow says part of the thrill is thinking up delicious ways to use byproducts or ingredients that might otherwise go to waste in the kitchen. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2022 For the collective, the fridge ensures that food products don’t go to waste. Maddie Ellis, Chicago Tribune, 24 Sep. 2022 Don't let any of the season's bounty go to waste—start making pickles of all varieties! Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Aug. 2022 But a lack of urgency allowed millions of doses to go to waste or get stuck overseas. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, 16 Aug. 2022 See More

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“Go to waste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20waste. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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