Food waste greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. in 2016, by management option

This statistic shows the net greenhouse gas emissions under different strategies for food waste management in the United States in 2016. According to the report, using landfills to manage food waste was the only option to produce a net positive amount of greenhouse gas emissions at 0.54 metric tons of CO2e per short ton of food wasted.

Net greenhouse gas emissions from food waste in the United States in 2016, by management option

Metric tons of CO2e per short ton of food
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Release date

August 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

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