Food Waste & You

Photo of food with text: Food waste alone causes 10% of greenhouse gases.

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.

Check out the resources below for strategies

to save food,

save money

and save the planet

Watch our 2/2/21 presentation on YouTube:

Food Waste and You: Strategies to Save Food, Save Money, and Save the Planet

co-sponsored by the Albany Public Library, Zero Waste Capital District and the Albany City Sustainability Advisory Committee