Dumpster Diving: A Look at Hunger and Food Waste [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that roughly 842 million people in the world are hungry? In the U.S. alone, there are about 50 million people who go hungry on a daily basis. However, as much as 25% of the food and beverages people buy ends up in a dumpster. In fact, about 35 million tons of food become trash each year in America. With these startling statistics, it’s time to think about what you can do to prevent food waste. Buy fewer groceries than you normally do to prevent food from ending up in trash containers. When you eat out at a Denver restaurant, take your leftovers home and have them the next day. Check out this infographic from Sam’s Dumpsters of Lakewood to learn more about hunger in the world and at home, and to find out what you can do to prevent food waste. Please feel free to share this important info with your friends and family.

DUMPSTER DIVING: A Look at Hunger and Food Waste The Facts on World Hunger 14.3% OF THE POPULATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IS UNDERNOURISHED 842 million OVER 500 MILLION HUNGRY PEOPLE ARE IN ASIA, THE MOST IN THE WORLD PEOPLE IN THE WORLD DON'T GET ENOUGH FOOD 24.8% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa is hungry 45% OF DEATHS AMONG CHILDREN UNDER AGE 5 ARE CAUSED BY POOR NUTRITION That's about 3.1 million children every year $3.2 WOULD BE NEEDED EVERY YEAR TO FEED ALL 66 MILLION HUNGRY SCHOOL-AGE KIDS billion Food Waste in the U.S. ROUGHLY 35 million TONS OF FOOD ARE WASTED IN LANDFILLS EACH YEAR ABOUT 50 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U.S. DON'T GET ENOUGH TO EAT =1 million 40% ABOUT OF ALL FOOD IN THE U.S. DOES NOT GET EATEN THIS WASTE IS EQUIVALENT TO ABOUT $165 BILLION FOOD GETS WASTED AT ALL STAGES OF PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION FARMING HARVESTING AND PACKING PROCESSING AND DELIVERY GROCERY STORES RESTAURANTS HOMES 14-25% OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES BOUGHT GET TOSSED OUT What You Can Do to Prevent Food Waste Keep your fridge organized and put leftovers towards the front Buy less than you think you need to avoid having to toss extra food Put a list of what's in the fridge on the door so you know what you need to use Buy local produce-it will last longer than veggies that have traveled a long way Make a weekly menu of when you'll cook and when you'll have leftovers SAM'S INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: SAM'S DUMPSTER OUMPSTERS www.denverdumpsterrentals.com Sources http://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/08/22/how-food-actually-gets-wasted-in-the-united-states/ http://www.wholeliving.com/136597/12-ways-prevent-food-waste-home/@center/36755/green-home-guide

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