March 22: Five food waste facts
Less than 10% of food is composted, while the rest is deposited in landfills.
Published: November 2020
Five food waste facts
Up to 10% of global greenhouse gases comes from food that is produced, but not eaten.
Wasting food is worse than total emissions from flying (1.9%), plastic production (3.8%), and oil extraction (3.8%), combined.
Throwing away one burger wastes the same amount of water as a 90-minute shower.
It takes 25 years for a head of lettuce to decompose in a landfill.
Less than 10% of food is composted, while the rest is deposited in landfills. Food rotting in landfills releases dangerous amounts of methane (a greenhouse gas).
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