Publication

Case Studies on Food Loss and Waste in North America

March 29, 2018 51 pages

Case Studies on Food Loss and Waste in North America

March 29, 2018 51 pages

Description

Food loss and waste (FLW) is an increasingly important issue in North America, where annually close to 170 million tonnes of food produced for human consumption are lost and wasted across the food supply chain. Food waste in landfills is a significant source of methane gas—a greenhouse gas (GHG) 25 times stronger than carbon dioxide. FLW also has environmental and socio-economic impacts, including: the inefficient use of natural resources, economic loss, biodiversity loss, and public health issues.

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Green Economy