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  • Food Forward - Southern California's Largest Urban ...

    Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue over 435,000 pounds of surplus produce each week from fruit trees, farmers markets and the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. of these fresh fruits and vegetables are donated to over 1,800 hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.

  • Food Waste | Waste360

    Landfilled food waste weighs 2,000 pounds per cubic yard. Food scraps, solid and liquid fats weigh 412 pounds in a 55-gallon drum. Source Reduction: Packaged foods create less waste.

  • 5 Ways Food Waste is Destroying Our Beautiful Planet - New ...

    Aug 09, 2017 · New Food in collaboration with John Hawthorne of Business Connect looks at the five main ways in which food waste is harming our beautiful planet every day. It's the secret shame of many Americans: The half-forgotten (or wholly forgotten) perishables in your .

  • Here's How Much the Average American Wastes on Food

    Food waste probably isn't something we think about too often, especially for those of us who don't struggle to afford groceries. But despite the fact that over 42 million Americans live in food ...

  • The Problem of Food Waste | FoodPrint

    ReFED estimates that US s waste 76 billion pounds of food per year. 41 Approximately 40 to 50 percent of food waste (including 51 to 63 percent of seafood waste 42 happens at level of the consumer. 43 In the US, an average person wastes 238 pounds of food per year (21 percent of the food they buy), costing them $1,800 per year.

  • The Problem of Food Waste | FoodPrint

    ReFED estimates that US s waste 76 billion pounds of food per year. 41 Approximately 40 to 50 percent of food waste (including 51 to 63 percent of seafood waste 42 happens at level of the consumer. 43 In the US, an average person wastes 238 pounds of food per year (21 percent of the food they buy), costing them $1,800 per year.

  • How Much Food Do We Waste? Probably More Than You Think ...

    Dec 12, 2017 · Food waste is a glaring measure of inequality. In poor countries, most of the food waste is on the farm or on its way to market. In South Asia, for instance, half of all the cauliflower that's ...

  • The Economics of Composting - SmartAsset

    Aug 20, 2018 · At the industrial level, it's catching on, too. 24% of the waste that Americans throw away is food and yard waste. That waste could all be composted, keeping it out of landfills. While reducing food waste is its own challenge, composting what food waste there is has serious economic and environmental benefits. Let's explore.

  • Waste in America: Statistics and facts on food & water ...

    According to the US Department of Agriculture, up to one-fifth of America's food goes to waste each year, with an estimated 130 pounds of food per person ending up in landfills. The annual value of this lost food is estimated at around $31 billion But the real story is that roughly 49 million people could have been fed by those lost resources.

  • Our Approach to Food Waste and Rescue | Feeding America

    Food loss occurs at every stage of the food production and distribution system. Excluding consumer waste at home, 52 billion pounds of food from manufacturers, grocery stores and restaurants end up in landfills. An additional 20 billion pounds of fruits and vegetables are discarded on farms or left in fields and plowed under.

  • How Thrown-Out Food Links To Global Warming : The Salt : NPR

    Oct 07, 2011 · A typical car, meanwhile, emits about 9,000 pounds a year. The emissions from food waste don't include food eaten in restaurants or the energy used in cooking or packaging wasted food.

  • World Food Waste Statistics - The World Counts

    If it is assumed that all countries waste food similar to the UK (in terms of waste per GDP), total food waste is about 716,000,000 tons a year worldwide equivalent to more than 22 tons every second or 1 kilo of food every day to almost 2 billion people - double the number of people that is .

  • How Much Food is Wasted in America? - Food Forward

    Sep 18, 2017 · According to a 2014 EPA study, America throws away more than 38 million tons of food every year. That's the weight of 104 Empire State Buildings, with a bit to spare. Or, to put it another way, that single year's worth of food waste would be enough to balance a scale with of all the Blue Whales left in the world, plied by 10, stacked up on the other side.

  • One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done

    Oct 13, 2014 · According to the FAO, industrialized nations waste 1.5 trillion pounds of food a year, an amount almost equal to the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa.

  • United States 2030 Food Loss and Waste Reduction Goal ...

    For food waste in the United States, ... Using the available data, 2010 was selected as a baseline at 218.9 pounds of food waste per person sent to landfills and combustion with energy recovery. The 2030 FLW reduction goal aims to reduce food waste going to landfills and combustion with energy recovery by 50 percent to 109.4 pounds per person.

  • One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done

    Oct 13, 2014 · According to the FAO, industrialized nations waste 1.5 trillion pounds of food a year, an amount almost equal to the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa.

  • The Problem of Food Waste in America - Food Forward

    Oct 28, 2015 · Figuring out how much food ends up in the trash is tricky, and the data that we have on national food waste is, at best, an estimate. However, several different studies have put food waste between 30-40%, so it's safe to say that something around 1/3 to 2/5 of our national food .

  • USDA | OCE | U.S. Food Waste Challenge | FAQ's

    EPA estimates: 2010 was selected as a baseline at 218.9 pounds of food waste per person sent for disposal. The 2030 FLW reduction goal aims to reduce food waste going to landfills by 50 percent to 109.4 pounds per person.