Preventing Food Waste

Today, the United States spends over $218 billion – 1.3% of GDP – growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten.

Each year, 52.4 million tons of food is sent to landfill, and an additional 10.1 million tons remains unharvested at farms, totaling roughly 63 million tons of annual waste. In Lane County alone, 45,987 tons gets sent to landfills and has the largest potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Eat Smart, Waste Less - Residents

Residents can save money and protect the planet by wasting less food. Here are tools, resources and tips to save resources and prevent food waste. View more!

Food Waste Stops with Me - Businesses

Businesses can save money and protect the planet by wasting less food. Here are tools, resources and tips to save resources and prevent food waste. View more!

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