Food waste is edible food that is disposed of instead of eaten.
About 40% of food produced in the United States goes to waste each year, with Californians throwing away nearly 6 million tons of food waste annually. Food waste is a big problem that can be mitigated with your help! While Food Recovery is important for the surplus edible food that you do generate, there are many opportunities for you to prevent surplus edible food in the first place. The EPA suggests that prevention is the best way to tackle food waste.