Brian E. Roe writes in The Conversation about food waste in America.
- A study has found that Americans throw out one-third of all purchased food which amounts to 1,250 calories per person per day, or $1,500 worth of groceries for a four-person household each year.
- This is environmentally significant because food waste occupies 25% of space in landfills and is a major methane emitter.
- Consumers can reduce food waste by cooking smaller servings, being intentional with eating leftovers, and sticking to a food plan.
Read the full article here.