Food Waste Reduction & Prevention
One in every 11 Pennsylvanians is experiencing food insecurity. Yet 40% of all food in America is wasted.
Learn how to EAT WELL, SAVE MONEY and WASTE LESS with easy, practical, and strategic methods for preventing and reducing food waste.
You can have a direct effect on residential waste, which in turn has personal, local and global impacts.
Learn more by reading these fact sheets:
- IN THE KITCHEN — ideas for inedible food scraps
- DONATING FOOD — sharing neighbor to neighbor
- ON CAMPUS — reducing food waste on campus
- STORE IT SMART – how to store your food
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Printable PDFs: In The Kitchen, Donating Food, On Campus, Store it Smart
The U.S. EPA reports that wasted food accounts for the largest portion of American trash by weight – more than 66 million tons a year – and once wasted food reaches landfills, it produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Individual households generate approximately 40% of discarded food.
“We must address food waste. It is not only an enormous environmental problem but also an important social issue with one in 11 Pennsylvania residents currently experiencing food insecurity,” according to PRC Executive Director Darren Spielman. “Tremendous resources – such as land, water, energy and labor – go into growing, storing, processing, distributing, and preparing food, and it is all squandered when food never reaches the table.”