Skip sidebar navigation

Eat Smart Waste Less

  • Roughly one-third of the world’s food is not eaten. This wasted food represents not only wasted calories and money, but also natural resources like energy, water and land.

    The power of wasted food 

    • The energy and water used to grow that wasted food is enough to power 50 million American homes for one year.
    • Represents the annual carbon emissions of 42 coal-fired power plants.
    • Uses an area of agricultural land equal to California and New York combined.

    A 2021 report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spotlights just how big of a role preventing food waste can play in meeting our climate goals. Read the EPA report "From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste"

    • Tips
    • Resources
    • Plan ahead, with meal plans in mind.
    • Store fruits and vegetables properly. A-Z Food Storage Guide
    • Eat what you buy, including leftovers.
    • Prep now eat later.  Prepare perishable foods and freeze to use later. 

    Find out more about food waste prevention, visit Eat Smart Waste Less

  • Contact us

    For more information about the Eat Smart Waste Less program, contact or 503-618-2525.