It’s a question not a lot of people want to think about. Everyone is guilty of throwing away food but the question how much food do we waste per year? Let’s break it down a bit to illustrate how much food (restaurants and consumers) throw away on average each year. According to Jean Schwab from the EPA, Food is the #1 material going into landfills/ incinerators today.
It is now estimated that 15% of the food in landfills come directly from restaurants.