Food waste is a big deal in the United States, with global implications when it comes to climate change. On a day to day basis, you might feel like you don’t waste much food, but here are a few quick facts.
- 40% of food in America is wasted.
- 90% of us throw away food too soon.
- 20% of the food we each buy never gets eaten.
- Each of us tosses nearly 300 pounds of food each year.
Here at the Rethink Waste Project, we’ve previously focused our efforts around organic waste towards composting. And while we’re still proponents of composting, the bigger piece of the puzzle is preventing food waste in the first place. We’ll be doing research and building out our website to be more robust in including ways to prevent food waste, but in the mean time check out SaveTheFood.com for the best tips we’ve seen so far on this topic.