Share of food waste disposal in the U.S. 2012, by industry sector

Distribution of food waste disposal in the United States in 2012, by industry sector*

by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 1, 2013
Share of food waste disposal in the U.S. 2012, by industry sector This statistic depicts the results of a written survey conducted by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance and the Business for Social Responsibilty in 2012. Survey respondents were asked regarding the distribution of food waste in the United States in 2012, broken down by industry sector. Full-service restaurants are estimated to have generated 22 percent of total food waste in the United States in 2012. That corresponded to a value of about 15,851 pounds.
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Distribution of food waste disposal in the United States in 2012, by industry sector*

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Food waste share
Residential47%
Full-service restaurants22%
Quick-service restaurants15%
Institutional11%
Industrial3%
Grocery stores2%
Food waste share
Residential47%
Full-service restaurants22%
Quick-service restaurants15%
Institutional11%
Industrial3%
Grocery stores2%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 1, 2013
This statistic depicts the results of a written survey conducted by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance and the Business for Social Responsibilty in 2012. Survey respondents were asked regarding the distribution of food waste in the United States in 2012, broken down by industry sector. Full-service restaurants are estimated to have generated 22 percent of total food waste in the United States in 2012. That corresponded to a value of about 15,851 pounds.
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