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U.S. value of food waste 2015, by facility

This statistic represents the value of food wasted in the United States in 2015, by facility. In that year, American households generated food waste worth of some 144 billion U.S. dollars. In total, food worth of about 218 billion U.S. dollars was wasted by households, consumer-facing businesses, farms and manufacturers in 2015.

Value of wasted food in the United States in 2015, by facility

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Release date

March 2016


United States

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* Consumer facing businesses include supermarkets, grocery stores & distribution centers; full-service restaurants; institutional & foodservice; limited-service restaurants; and government.

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