Tag: food waste
Food waste in the United States is a problem of epidemic proportions. Not only are we throwing money down the drain, but people in need are going hungry while we bask in excess. GroceryCouponNetwork.com takes a look at this issue and how one can make a difference.
Americans waste a lot of food, and Part Select has created an infographic entitled “Keepin’ it Fresh”, detailing how food waste is impacting our environment, and how you can do your part to reduce the amount of food you throw out. For example, 40 percent of our food goes uneaten, costing $165 billion per year. If we were able to reduce losses by just 15%, we would save enough to feed 25 million Americans.
At one time or another, we have all thrown away food. Maybe you purchased too many eggs from the grocery store and they have reached their expiration date or maybe you have simply forgotten about that loaf of bread in the back of the pantry. But, did you know that nearly 40% of the food in the United States is never eaten? In fact, Americans wasted 33.79 million tons of food in 2010 alone. That is enough to fill the Empire State Building 91 times!
Did you know that 1.3 billion tons of all edible food produced worldwide is wasted or lost each year? This infographic from Door to Door Organics goes into the nature of the problem and gives some advice about what you can do about it.