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Food Waste & Climate Change

  • If Food Waste were a country, it would be the 3rd largest GHG producer behind the US and China

  • When put in a landfill, food waste is a Carbon emitter; when composted, it is a Carbon sink!

  • The EPA calculates that Municipal Solid Waste landfills are the 3rd largest sources of human-related methane emissions

  • Methane is 82x more potent than CO2 as a green house gas over a 20 year period

  • Project Drawdown ranks reducing food waste as the 3rd most important action item (out of 80) to combat Climate Change

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