Every year, the average person produces nearly 475 pounds of food waste. That adds up to a whopping 70+ million tons, making it the third largest component by weight in our landfills.
Not only does this waste attract vermin, it emits odors and liquids that are toxic to the environment. The methane gas generated from food waste is 20 to 25 times more potent than CO2.
But first, this waste must be picked up and hauled to the landfill, yielding a high carbon footprint and increasing traffic congestion and gas consumption. In addition to the environmental impact, for those businesses who deal with large quantities of waste, the costs of disposal make a significant impact on the bottom line