Why does food waste matter?

1.3 billion tons of food is wasted each year. But why is that a problem? Wasted food means a loss of natural resources used for growing, processing, packing, transporting, and marketing that food. Learn what it takes to get food to your plate and how you can help the planet through food choices you make everyday.

For more educational resources on food waste, including K-12 teaching materials on how young people can become Food Waste Warriors, visit wildclassroom.org/foodwaste.