By • on August 5, 2009 • Filed under: Resources

The US wastes up to 40% of food each year, with around 130 pounds of food per person ending up in landfills. There food breaks down releasing methane gas and creates 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide,  worsening global warming. Waste Not Want Not Now diverts excess food to charities that serve the homeless and reduces the environmental impacts of putting it into the waste stream

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