Food Waste & The Environment

  • 40% of food produced in US is wasted and ends up in landfills
  • 96 Billion pounds of good food is wasted every year
  • Wasted food would fill 91 Empire State Buildings
  • Food is the largest source of solid waste in landfills
  • 25% of all fresh water used on food never eaten
  • 4% of total U.S. oil consumption used for food never eaten
  • Disposal costs of wasted food is over $1 billion dollars
  • Value of wasted food is $31 billion dollars
  • Just 20% recovery of food would feed 25 million people daily
Food wasted would fill 91 Empire State Buildings