UN SDG #12 Responsible Consumption and Production UN SDG #12

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Limited Viability of Renewable Energy from Food Scraps

Roughly 52 million tons of food waste from consumers and consumer-facing businesses have an estimated recovery rate of less than ten percent. The water content in food scraps increases transportation costs with no corresponding revenues, and the market value for energy and compost end products from scraps is relatively low compared to other recyclables.

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Limited Viability of Renewable Energy from Food Scraps

Roughly 52 million tons of food waste from consumers and consumer-facing businesses have an estimated recovery rate of less than ten percent. The water content in food scraps increases transportation costs with no corresponding revenues, and the market value for energy and compost end products from scraps is relatively low compared to other recyclables.
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$183.9B
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ReFED, A Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste by 20 Percent, https://www.refed.com/downloads/ReFED_Report_2016.pdf

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