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Food Waste In California

Food Waste in California

Californians send 11.2 billion pounds of food to landfills each year, some of which was still fresh enough to have been recovered to feed people in need. While billions of meals go to waste, millions of Californians don’t have enough to eat.
To reduce food waste and help address food insecurity, California passed SB 1383 requiring that by 2025, California will recover 20% of edible food that would otherwise be sent to landfills to feed people in need.
To learn more about SB 1383 and California’s commitment to food recovery, visit: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/foodrecovery