Every year, billions of pounds of food go to waste, affecting both the environment and society.
About 12% of fruits and vegetables are discarded at the retail level.
Over 80% of Americans toss edible food due to misunderstood expiration dates.
The average American family of 4 wastes approximately $1,500 on food every year.
Organic waste in the US emits like 37 million cars or 42 coal plants.
Despite food waste, 1 in 10 Americans face food insecurity.
8%-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from food waste.
1.3 billion tonnes of food, a third of the global production, is wasted yearly.
In 2021, the US ranked third in per capita household food waste.
Around 133 billion pounds of food are estimated to be wasted annually in the US.
Bread tops the list, wasting over 240 million slices yearly.
Excessive food waste results in socio-economic and environmental repercussions.
Raising awareness about food waste can make a difference in consumption patterns.
Adopting better food habits and understanding wastage can pave the way for a sustainable future.