Food waste is a large component of our solid waste problem. And the question of what to do with it is a challenge for communities worldwide. The U.S. alone generates more than 34 million tons
of food waste each year. Much of it ends up in landfills, contributing to greenhouse gases. A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was developed to better understand the environmental impact of food waste disposal systems. This study examines various methods of transferring and disposing of organic food waste while measuring global warming potential and primary energy demand of each process. Select one of the reports provided below to learn more. You may be surprised at how easy it can be to select an environmentally responsible option.