Food Waste, the environment + Climate Change
Stopping climate change and protecting the environment are among the greatest challenges of our time, and food waste is a major contributor to both of these issues.
How, you might ask?
When food ends up in a landfill, it creates methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. In fact, if global food waste were measured as a country, it would be the world’s third worst emitter of greenhouse gases.
But this isn’t all. When food gets wasted, we’re also wasting all of the land, water, energy and other resources that went into producing it, impacting biodiversity – the variety of life on earth – and polluting our environment.