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Think Food Waste Does Not Concern You? Think Again.

Think Food Waste Does Not Concern You? Think Again.

Food waste is a bigger problem than many people realize. In fact, nearly one-third of all food produced in the world is discarded or wasted for various reasons. That equates to nearly 1.3 billion tons every year.

Worldwide Generation of Food Waste

Worldwide Generation of Food Waste

The problem with food waste is that it is not only a domestic issue, but also a systemic one, meaning that every step from supplier to consumer, is a constant battle to prevent waste.

The Opportunities in Tackling Food Waste

The Opportunities in Tackling Food Waste

In 2018, there was an influx of money going to companies that prevent food from going to waste. The types of companies attracting this investment vary significantly, but all have one thing in common: their products or services prevent food from going to waste.

Food Waste Along Supply Chain: Who Bears Most Responsibility?

Food Waste Along Supply Chain: Who Bears Most Responsibility?

To some extent, each link in the chain depends on best practices at the previous link, to ensure that as much shelf life is passed on as possible.

Food Waste Could Rise to More Than 2.1 Billion Tonnes Annually by 2030

Food Waste Could Rise to More Than 2.1 Billion Tonnes Annually by 2030

According to UNWFP, one-third of the world's food goes uneaten every year, amounting to more than 1.3 billion tonnes of food valued at more than $1 trillion.

Renewable Energy is Our Only Way Forward Against Climate Change

Renewable Energy is Our Only Way Forward Against Climate Change

To limit warming to 1.5°C, not only should no new fossil-fuel-using infrastructure be built ever again, some existing power plants need to shut down early—and yet today many new power plants are under construction or planned.

Food Waste Recovery

Food Waste Recovery

Reducing food waste is environmentally important as it keeps food out of landfills. It also makes economic sense at the small scale.

What Are We Doing to Reduce Food Waste?

What Are We Doing to Reduce Food Waste?

In the United States, food waste serves as a dominant component of landfill masses, oil and freshwater waste, methane and CO2 emissions, damage to wildlife ecosystems, and substantial financial losses.

Diverting Food Waste From Landfills

Diverting Food Waste From Landfills

Food waste is typically the first or second largest component of the municipal solid waste stream.

Food Waste Problem

Food Waste Problem

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), about one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world is never eaten.