Estimates indicate that up to a third of food is wasted across the planet, contributing to landfills and pollution from incineration and greenhouse gas emissions. Food waste includes what’s thrown away or spoiled during production or preparation and what’s left after consumption, including packaging. Food producers, stores, and restaurant owners have their own tools to lower waste percentages but here are things consumers can do to help:
Source: Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet? by Jessica Fanzo, PhD (Johns Hopkins University Press, June 2021).