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In the US, Wasted Food Accounts For...
By making small shifts in how we shop, store, and prepare food, we can keep the valuable resources used to produce and distribute food from going to waste.
Food is typically wasted when we buy more than we need, store it incorrectly, throw away leftovers or just cook too much. The term “wasted food” is used instead of “food waste” because our program is especially addressing perfectly edible food, not just kitchen scraps. The average Oregonian throws out 300 lbs. of food per year! Use our website’s Smart Strategies to help prevent wasted food in YOUR home.
Courtesy of EPA, Sources on Graphics:
USDA Economic Research Service,(ERS) Total and Per Capita Value of Food Loss in the United State (2012); USDA ERS , The Value of Retail- and Consumer- Level Fruit and Vegetable Losses in the United States (2011); Venkat, The Climate Change and Economic Impacts of Food Waste in the United States (2012): Hall et al, The Progressive Increase of Food Waste in America and Its Environmental Impacts (2009)
Wasted Food Prevention
Smart Planning: Meal Planner
Smart Shopping: Meals in Mind Shopping List
Smart Prep: Prep Now, Eat Later
Smart Saving: “Eat First” Sign
D.I.Y. Wasted Food Discovery Week form