Food Waste & You
Did you Know?
Up to 40% of all food grown, processed, and transported in the United States is wasted.
If food waste were a country, it would be the 3rd largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, right behind China and the US.
In one year a family of four in the US wastes $1500 worth of food.
43% of the total amount of food wasted occurs in our households - so we can have an impact.
Food scraps decomposing without oxygen in a landfill generate methane, a greenhouse gas 86x more potent than carbon dioxide.
Watch our 2/2/21 presentation on YouTube:
co-sponsored by the Albany Public Library, Zero Waste Capital District and the Albany City Sustainability Advisory Committee