More than 97% of our food waste ends up in landfills and incinerators each year. Much of this is wholesome, uneaten food that could have been donated to those in need. How can EPA help you and your community reduce food waste?
Food waste is defined as any food substance, raw or cooked, which is discarded, or intended or required to be discarded. Food wastes are the organic residues generated by the handling, storage, sale, preparation, cooking, and serving of foods. Food waste also includes uneaten food and food preparation scraps from residences or households.
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