Reducing Food Waste

Reducing Food Waste and the Impact on our Environment

Steel food cans are the most recycled package in America today, with a recycling rate that is more than 2.5 times higher than that of most other packaging options. They can also be recycled again and again, without loss of strength or quality.

     

Taking into consideration that Americans throw away approximately 15 percent to 20 percent of fresh fruits and vegetables every year, cans can help reduce the amount of food we waste while saving us time and money. Because fresh produce can spoil before we have the chance to eat it, keeping a well-stocked pantry eliminates unnecessary spoilage and allows people to reach their daily consumption goals for fruits and vegetables.

By reducing the amount of food we put in landfills and recycling cans (which also saves energy), we help reduce the impact on our environment.

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