Over 30% of all food in the world is wasted -- and in 2023, when nearly 800 million people are experiencing hunger, there is absolutely no excuse for this.
17% of that food is lost in restaurants, retail, and other food service establishments...as well as in households. This means that while we need to continue to hold businesses and large corporations accountable for costly, harmful food loss, we can also do our part!
Sign now to commit to composting in honor of International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste!
This is a crisis, full stop. Food waste makes up the largest percentage of any form of waste in landfills in many countries, including the United States. Landfills produce many greenhouse gas emissions, which worsen climate change.
Food requires a lot of water, time, energy, and resources to produce -- including human labor. Food waste, then, wastes all of those things. But it doesn't have to be this way: composting can significantly help to reduce food waste!
Composting is an easy, fun, enriching way to take part in the solution to this global problem. Not only does composting reduce the amount of materials you're sending to a landfill -- it creates free, mineral-rich soil for your plants, yard, and local environment!
We need to address this food waste crisis at every level, including in our households. It is time to finally take action! Sign now to pledge to do your part in reducing food waste this International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste by composting!