facebook twitter Scroll to the top Our Stories › Explainer Food Matters: Food Waste How and why 40 percent of our food goes uneaten. January 18, 2016 Related Stories Personal Action Freeze More. Waste Less. Your freezer could be the secret to keeping ingredients fresh, saving money, and reducing food waste. NRDC in Action Meet the Waste Watcher NRDC scientist Dana Gunders has written the book on the mounting problem of food waste. Personal Action Composting Is Way Easier Than You Think With minimal effort, you can turn those banana peels and apple cores into gold. Let us break it down. Action Figure The Software Developer Who’s Fighting Food Waste Jeff Schacher knew that restaurants waste food. And that people are hungry. So he invented a tech-savvy way to rescue millions of meals. onEarth Story Let's Get Wasted! A pop-up restaurant gives trash-bound food a place at the table.