Food Waste In The U.S. Is Real
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FOOD WASTE IN THE UNITED STATES
More than 40% of the U.S. food supply is wasted
The EPA estimated food waste at
of food waste per person sent for disposal.
And that estimate was made 10 years ago.
Here are some things to know about food waste in the U.S.
Millions of pounds of excess food ends up in landfills
- The USDA’s Economic Research Service estimated that approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food was wasted in 2010.
- Instead of feeding people, the disposal of wasted food leads to more waste such as the unnecessary use of water, labor and energy to produce, process, transport, prepare, store, and dispose of discarded food.
- In 2010, the EPA estimated food waste at 218.9 pounds of food waste per person sent for disposal.