Nearly 33% of all food produced globally for human consumption ends up in the trash, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.
That number may be as high as 40% in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Excess food makes up approximately 20% of landfills.
As this excess food decomposes, it produces methane at sufficient levels to constitute nearly 10% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.
In Houston, we are running out of our current landfill capacity. Current projections predict we will exceed current permitted landfill capacity prior to 2028.
Reduces waste to landfills
Improves soil health
Reduces stormwater runoff and soil erosion
Creates jobs and supports local economies