Did you know that 40% of apples end up as food waste? Or that one in ten bananas bought by consumers ends up in the garbage? Yikes, right?! That’s scary!
It’s really no secret that we humans can be wasteful, but I was even a bit surprised to hear those staggering statistics, Especially because being a vegetarian, I LOVE fruit and veggies! How sad that so much of it is being wasted!
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In the United States alone, we waste a staggering 40% of the food produced. That is enough to fill the Rose Bowl every single day! Instead, this waste sits in landfills producing methane, which is 20 times more harmful than CO2. Yeah, not only are we wasting valuable resources but it’s hurting our earth and our atmosphere too! If we can just do our part, and join in Recycling (or limiting) 15 million pounds of food waste, that ends up being an equivalent to keeping 500,000 cars off the road for an entire day. That’s pretty incredible!