Every year, between 30% and 40% of all food produced in the United States is wasted. Every American household, on average, throws $1,600 worth of fruits and vegetables in the trash annually. Enough food is dumped globally every year to feed 2 billion people. This waste is also fueling climate change, with 10% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions resulting from produce and other fresh food decomposing in landfills. And it's not just households contributing to the problem. Food waste is a problem in the tourism industry, too—in fact, Nat Hab discovered it was our biggest challenge when we ran The World's First Zero Waste Adventure in 2019. Samantha Kenny, WWF Program Officer for Food Waste, will share what she is doing to specifically reduce food waste in the U.S. hotel and hospitality sector, which serves $35 billion worth of food every year. She’ll also share some takeaway tips for reducing food waste in your own home.
Originally presenting July 15, 2020
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