How does food waste affect the environment?

Every year, billions of tons of food are wasted globally.

Food waste contributes to greenhouse gas emissions when sent to landfills, decomposing and releasing methane gas.

The production of food requires vast amounts of land and water, wasted when food is wasted, contributing to deforestation, soil erosion, and water scarcity.

The destruction of natural habitats and biodiversity loss is also a result of food waste, causing the displacement of wildlife.

Fossil fuels used to produce and transport food add to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

Reducing food waste at the source is the most effective way to reduce its impact.

This can be done by implementing better farming practices, reducing overproduction, and improving supply chain management.

Composting turns food waste into a valuable resource, reducing the amount of waste in landfills and greenhouse gas emissions.

Food recovery programs collect surplus food and distribute it to those in need, reducing food waste and addressing food insecurity.

Taking action to reduce food waste helps protect the environment and valuable resources.