Giving Compass' Take:

• Food Tank highlights surveys and research that is showing American's are reducing food waste in their homes and taking steps to encourage others to do so. 

• What reasons are behind more people reducing their food waste? How can we continue to encourage others to take steps towards reducing waste?

• Here's a roadmap to addressing food waste. 

According to Michigan State University’s (MSU) fourth and most recent Food Literacy and Engagement Poll, 88 percent of those surveyed say they take steps to reduce food waste at home. The survey results, released at the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 14, 2019, surveyed 2,090 Americans on their attitudes and knowledge of food waste.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that 30-40 percent of all food produced in the United States ends up in a landfill. Half of all food waste is from households and amounts to 150,000 tons each day, according to a study published in Plos One. Food waste represents 22 percent of the garbage in landfills.

Read the full article on Americans reducing food waste by Stacey Wilcox at Food Tank