“One category stood out as being accurate and useful—the dead waste. These are not spending decisions, but rather mistakes. The parking ticket, the bank fee, and yes-the food we let rot. Almost everyone in the United States does this to one extent or another. Nobody likes it, and everyone finds themselves annoyed and a little guilty and embarrassed when it happens. So why do we do it?”
My fridge was full of good intentions, crammed full left overs. Everything had its own Tupperware dish.
- Americans toss $75 Billion in food annually.
- The average American family throws away 14% of their food, that’s almost $600 every year in meats, fruit, vegetables and grain products.
- Americas throw away 96 billion pounds of food annually. That’s 263 million pounds a day. Eleven million pounds an hour. Three thousand pounds a second.