Food waste causes just as much damage to our planet as plastic waste. Wasting food also wastes all the resources like water and energy that it took to grow and make that food.
Here are three key food waste facts:
- Food waste produces a potent greenhouse gas:
Food that’s thrown away and ends up in landfill breaks down and releases methane.
- Most food waste comes from our homes:
The majority of food waste comes from households as opposed to restaurants, hotels and businesses, including supermarkets.
- Food waste recycling creates energy:
There are two ways to recycle food waste: anaerobic digestion and composting.
Find out more about food waste and how to end it at FoodPrint.