Don't waste food SC : a guide for reducing food waste at home

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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling.
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2024-03-20
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Food waste--South Carolina , Recycling (Waste, etc.)--South Carolina
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Food is the number one item we throw away – accounting for more than 20 percent of the nation’s annual waste stream. Each year anywhere from 40 percent to nearly half of the food supply in the United States is discarded – an annual loss of an estimated $218 billion. All of this while more than 41 million Americans are food insecure. Most food waste is created at home. Each of us tosses about 20 pounds of food per month. A family of four, on average, spends $1,800 per year on food they don’t eat. Households are responsible for about 43 percent of all food waste in the United States – more than restaurants, grocery stores, or any other part of the food chain. This guide provides practical advice to address all of these issues and help you waste less food and save money.
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South Carolina State Library
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Records, documents, and information made available by the agencies of the South Carolina state government or its subdivisions are the property of the people of the state of South Carolina. Therefore, according to U.S. copyright law, the South Carolina State Library considers these items to be in the public domain (see Title 17, U.S.C.).
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