Tree-Hugger Factoid #47

17 April 2013, 13:21

33 million tons of food waste reach landfills each year in the United States. This food could be prevented, used to feed people, or composted to create a valuable soil amendment.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “33 million tons of food waste reach landfills each year in the United States. This food could be prevented, used to feed people, or composted to create a valuable soil amendment.”


Source: U.S. EPA Reducing Food Waste
Photo Source: “Compost 4” by Stefan Szczelkunl.


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