Food Waste and Recycling

Food waste or food loss is food that is discarded or lost uneaten. The causes of food waste or loss are numerous, and occur at the stages of production, processing, retailing and consumption.

Every year, the average person produces nearly 475 pounds of food waste. That adds up to a whopping 70+ million tons, making it the third largest component by weight in our landfills. Not only does this waste attract vermin, it emits odors and liquids that are toxic to the environment. The methane gas generated from food waste is 20 to 25 times more potent than CO2. This waste must be picked up and hauled to the landfill, yielding a high carbon footprint and increasing traffic congestion and gas consumption.

  • Types and sources
  • Food losses and food waste
  • Causes and prevention
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Water footprint
  • Food waste recycling

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