One-third of the world’s food is wasted every year, totaling 1.3 billion tons of food waste each year, enough food to feed 3 billion people. And, with 95% of the food we throw away ending up in combustion facilities or landfills, it is essential to take effective measures in reducing the amount of food we dispose of.
Most of the wasted food includes perishable food items, like fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables have the highest percentage of wastage in comparison to other food groups. Following fruits and vegetables, dairy and meat are the second groups of foods wasted the most each year. Sources of wasted food include but are not limited to residences, food-service entities, institutions, grocery stores, and even hospitals.
Since our goal is to make companies greener and cleaner, we wanted to share some helpful tips to decrease the amount of food we are throwing away. Hopefully, after reading these suggestions, you can apply these habits into your daily lives:
To learn more about food waste and the effects on our economy, please click here. The link also features a model for a sustainable food system that shows how we can sustain people on a fair basis while replenishing nature. For a comprehensive guide on making compost at home, please click here.
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