Food Waste GHG Effects Quantified

Food waste has been getting increased attention (thank you, John Oliver). Every week it seems like a new venture is formed to cut the amount of food we throw out, reuse it as an energy source, or otherwise make use of it.

Now the Consumer Goods Forum, EU FUSIONS, FAO, UNEP, WBCSD, WRAP and WRI have quantified the environmental impact of the food we waste, in the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard“If you want to save energy, save water” has long been a solid eco-adage, since it takes energy to distribute water. Now we can say “If you want to save energy, save food” as well.    

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