Food Waste on the Rise/Recycling Efforts Underway, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports that Americans throw away about $165 billion worth of food each year.  A report issued by the nonprofit Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) estimates that food left uneaten on a global basis costs up to $400 billion per year.  WRAP estimated that by 2030, consumer food waste could rise to $600 billion per year if there is not a widespread effort in conservation and recycling.  The program estimates that reducing food waste by 20% by the year 2030 could save as much as $120 billion yearly. Food recycling programs are now required…

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