Provided by: North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
Date Added: Feb 2000
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than one-fourth of the food produced in the United States spoils, is tossed out, or goes uneaten on the plate. Significant secondary ways to manage food waste include composting and donating to food banks and hog farmers. This fact sheet, however, discusses food waste topics related to licensed garbage feeders and food service businesses like restaurants and other institutions.