Tag: food waste
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.