Food WasteThis is one area where all of us could really make a difference.

Food waste recycling is a topic I have talked about in the past on this site.

The statistics are alarming:

The average American family of four tosses over 1,160 pounds of food a year — from scraps, to spills and spoilage. That’s 1.2 million calories—enough to provide one person over 3,200 calories of food a day.

In the U.S., food is largest “single source of waste,” filling up more space than plastic or paper, reports NPR. In 2012, America produced 35 million tons of food waste, according the Environmental Protection Agency’s most recent figures.

“Forty to 50 percent of food waste comes from consumers, and 50 to 60 percent from businesses,” Ashley Zanolli of the Environmental Protection Agency told NPR.

Source: These food waste statistics will make you think twice about what you throw out – Fox News, Novembe 19, 2014

Check out this news story where one group of college student are making a difference through their Food Recovery Network.

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