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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.

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.

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.

Global Water Withdrawals

Global Water Withdrawals

Ten countries withdraw more than 100 percent of renewable freshwater resources, of which 7 in the Arabian Peninsula, 1 in Northern Africa and 2 in Central Asia.

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.

Household Food Waste: Sustainability Challenge and Threat to Food Security

Household Food Waste: Sustainability Challenge and Threat to Food Security

Wasting food is indeed a huge “luxury” in a world where resources are finite and one in every nine people is hungry.

How Can We Reduce Food Waste?

How Can We Reduce Food Waste?

Most people don't realize how much food they throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce. About 94% of the food we throw away ends up in landfills.