Food Recovery Challenge

August 21, 2014

Managed by the EPA, they challenge you to reduce your food waste. TAKE THE CHALLENGE.

Did you know that?

  • More than 36 million tons of food waste was generated in 2011, 96 percent of which was thrown away into landfills or incinerators
  • 14.9 percent of households in the U.S. were food insecure in 2011, meaning they did not know where their next meal would come from
  • Wasted food means wasted money for businesses and residences
  • Food decomposes in landfills to generate methane, a potent greenhouse gas

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