A recent report from SaveOnEnergy.com illustrates the potential benefits of converting wasted food to energy, and the findings are very compelling. Using the average weight of food wasted per person in North America, the report calculates the approximate energy that could be generated should the food be digested rather than sent to landfill.
NOTE: the infographic below was created in 2012, and includes certain statistics that have since become outdated and inaccurate. We are currently working on updating the infographic to reflect the most up-to-date facts.
Food waste is a massive problem. Fortunately, it's been receiving more attention lately, in the news and by international organizations. However, there's still a mountain of work to be done to stop edible food from being wasted in such huge quantities. To help put the issue in perspective, take a look at some food waste statistics we've compiled in the infographic below. Click to enlarge.