Food is the largest component of what we send to landfills in the U.S., representing nearly 22% of disposed municipal solid waste.
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Food waste occurs at all levels of the supply chain.
Forty percent of the food we produce in the U.S. goes uneaten. That means all the water, energy, agricultural chemicals, labor, and other resources we put into growing, distributing, selling, and consuming food get wasted too.
Today, NRDC and As You Sow released a report, "Waste and Opportunity 2015: Environmental Progress and Challenges in Food, Beverage, and Consumer Goods Packaging," which analyzes the packaging practices and policies of 47
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