Food waste is the third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions that affect climate change and harm the environment. The main cause of the problem – rising food industry and the wasteful people. Manufacturers fill the shelves with products in an effort to increase sales, the consumers, in turn, buy more than you can eat.
According to research by Harvard University, only Americans annually emit about 40% of the food, totaling $165 billion. However, many third world countries still face serious food shortages, and malnutrition affects one in nine people in the world (about 805 million).
The website "Natures the Product" has prepared a concise infographic with a list of products that often end up in the trash. According to her, 50% of all purchased salad is thrown and greens.