Natural resources are depleted by food waste because water and energy are used needlessly at every level - production, preparation and destruction. Wasted food thrown in the landfill breaks down and releases methane gas which is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
Nearly 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted or lost worldwide annually. When 800 million people go hungry every day, it’s shameful that one third of food that the rest of us eat goes to waste. And it is so easy to do something about it.