Around 50 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away— $160 billion worth of produce annually.
Wasted food is also the single biggest occupant in American landfills, the Environmental Protection Agency has found. The organic material in landfills decomposes and emits Greenhouse Gases, specifically Methane which is 21x more powerful at trapping heat than CO2.
No one likes to throw out food, so why do we do it?
Vox Media dove into the issue and analyzed the psychology behind it.