Did you know that each of us tosses 200 pounds of food a year?
This is a third of our food production.
So for every 3 grocery bags we buy at the store, we toss one of them without eating what's inside.
The 200 pounds of wasted food per person sound huge. And they are. But when you think about how heavy your garbage and compost bins are when you roll them to the curb, the 200 pounds per year start to make sense.
When you add up all our food waste, the numbers become enormous:
- Each year, we toss 30-40% of all food produced in the U.S.
- This food weighs 133 billion pounds
- That is $162 billion of food - wasted!
All that while 37 million people lived in food-insecure households.
The garbage pile is daunting.
But there are simple, small steps we can take to turn the tide.
One of them is to save up your stale bread and turn it into homemade breadcrumbs. It takes only a few minutes. And next time you make some schnitzel, you can rejoice in saving food, money, and the planet.
You can use your breadcrumbs for meatballs, schnitzel, and even breaded cheese sticks or tofu.
When you order your breadcrumbs jar, let us know what your favorite recipe is and we'll send it to you!