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Landfill Gas Map

U.S. Food Waste

Facts & Figures

  • The EPA estimates that more food reaches landfills than any other single material (22%)

  • Americans waste 50 million tons of food annually

  • The average American trashcan has 10-20 pounds of food waste in it every week!

  • More than 1/3rd of all food produced in America is wasted!

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