Food waste also makes for energy waste
September 24, 2007

The USDA estimates that Americans throw away about 25% of our food. That waste isn't just unfortunate, it's an environmental problem. First, wasted food means wasted energy to raise and transport the food, wasted packaging, and wasted activity getting it from farm to dinner table. But it also creates a huge volume of methane that results in a double-whammy: Not only is that methane rarely captured via anaerobic digestion to at least salvage some of its useful energy, it then goes on to compound the volume of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. For information on anaerobic digestion and the recovery of waste methane for energy, feel free to contact us with your questions.

last revised September 2007