Consumers are increasingly aware of food waste, and its impact on food access and on climate change. Those businesses that commit to responsible food-waste recycling can turn a problem into a point of pride, customer loyalty and cost reduction.
You’ve probably heard that 30 to 40 percent of the total US waste stream is organic waste; it is often landfilled, but it can be recycled. A 2014 US EPA study found that each year, the country throws away more than 38 million tons of food — more than the weight of 100 Empire State Buildings. With the USDA estimating the cost of food loss at approximately $161 billion, this has far-reaching impacts on food security, disposal costs, resource conservation and climate change.
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