Food Waste Facts

Alarming facts about food waste and its impact on the planet.

Scale of the Problem

Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted globally.

Cost of Waste

Food waste costs the global economy around $940 billion annually.

Environmental Impact

Wasted food contributes to 8% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

Water Wastage

25% of the world's fresh water is used to produce food that is never eaten.

Land Misuse

A third of the world's agricultural land is used to grow food that is never consumed.

Hunger Paradox

While so much food is wasted, 1 in 9 people globally go to bed hungry every night.

Role of Developed Countries

In developed countries, over half of all food waste takes place in homes.

Developing Countries' Struggle

In developing countries, food waste often occurs during production, storage, and transport.

Meat Industry

Wasting a kilogram of beef wastes the same amount of water as showering for 3 months.

Power of One

An individual can save 1.5 tons of CO2 annually by reducing their food waste

Economic Toll

The average American family spends $2,200 annually on food that is thrown away.

Take Action

Simple steps like planning meals, storing food correctly, and understanding expiration dates can make a difference.