You’ve probably heard the statistic that Americans throw away 40% of the food we grow. It sounds like a big deal, and it is. When food is landfilled, it releases methane into the atmosphere as it breaks down. And methane puts the “warming” in our “global warming.” Keep food out of landfills and you stop making our planet so darn warm. Easy, right?
You know what else makes keeping food out of landfills great? You don’t waste all that water, land, and transportation that goes into growing food. That means we get to use all that good stuff for more important things.