Environmental Impact

 

WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE CURRENTLY THROWING OUT HALF OF THE FOOD THEY PRODUCE

 

* There are nearly one billion malnourished people on the planet – the food thrown out by American consumers, retailers and food services is enough to feed every one of them.
*  The US has four times more food than is needed.
* A third of the world’s current food supply could be saved by reducing waste.
* Food waste is being deposited directly into landfills where it breaks down and releases methane gases and carbon dioxide
* Precious space in our landfills is taken up by needlessly wasted food resources

 

“What we have to recognize is that we are now reaching the ecological limits that our planet can bear. We are chopping down forests, using fossil fuels and dumping into overflowing landfills that release methane gases. It is vital that we begin to reexamine the way that we use and dispose of our food resources.”
TristamStuart, author of Waste

Pounds of food
wasted in the U.S.
since the beginning of 2014