Leftovers in Landfills: How Uneaten Food Impacts the Environment


Did you know that food makes up the largest portion of waste in the United States? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. Over half of Americans don’t realize that their waisted food ends up in landfills.

A recent study shows that the average American family wastes 35 million tons of food a year or $2,200 per household. This surplus of compiled food ends up in landfills across the country and produces methane – a greenhouse gas that contributes directly to global warming.

So how can you make a difference? There are simple steps each household can take to reduce their “carbon footprint.

California Life brings you home remodeler and designer Laurie March to show us innovative kitchen technology that can drastically change the way our leftover food is processed. Watch the full segment below to learn more.