“$1.3 billion per year is spent on sending food to landfills.”
“Food waste makes up 21% of landfill waste in the United States”
“As much as 40 percent of food produced in America gets thrown out.”
“This month you’ll toss 24 pounds of food in the trash.”
Food recovery entrepreneurs, farmers, business persons, academics, government officials and many others converged at Harvard Law School for two days of learning, strategizing, and networking to address the growing issue of food waste.
The conference, “Reduce and Recover: Save Food for People,” held June 28 and 29, was sponsored by the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), with support from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts.