Let’s all help reduce the waste on this planet — no matter which color it is…
Have you ever thought twice about throwing out last week’s leftovers? Turns out, you’re not alone! According to the fifth annual Eco Pulse survey, 39% of Americans feel the most “green guilt” for wasting food.
A recent issue paper from the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), “Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill,” established a framework about U.S. food waste, summarizing the opportunities available to reduce wasted food. Here are some of the paper’s major findings:
- Americans trash 40% of our food supply every year (that’s around $165 billion)
- The average American family of four ends up throwing away the equivalent of up to $2,275 annually in food
- Food waste is the single largest component of solid waste in U.S. landfills
- Just a 15% reduction in losses in the U.S. food supply would save enough food to feed 25…
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