We’ve all done it.
But when you multiply this by 7 billion people, that’s 1.3 billion tons of organic waste annually – or nearly 33% of all the food cultivated for human consumption.
The cumulative effects of these “insignificant acts” are staggering:
- Irrigating 1.3 billion tons of crops (i.e. the wasted food we never eat) represents enough water to meet the daily needs of every person on Earth.
- The petroleum fertilizers used to cultivate 1.3 billion tons of food release unimaginable amounts of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
- The landfills used to dump 1.3 billion tons of food are responsible for nearly 20% of all methane emissions – a greenhouse gas whose impact is 21-25 times more destructive than CO2.
At Re-Nuble, we don’t believe in insignificant acts. We live in a closed system with finite resources. Even a discarded, half-eaten sandwich has ripple effects that can be felt for generations to come.
The question is – do we want those effects to be positive or negative?
For us, the answer is easy.
We imagine a world in which both food production and waste management exist in a closed loop system that we describe as the Green Back Approach™.
This is why we’ve launched a campaign to inspire smarter decisions about the food we cultivate, transport and discard.
- By educating food producers about the dangers of petroleum-based fertilizers…
- By encouraging restaurants and vendors to adopt food recycling programs…
- By recycling organic waste into green composts and clean, renewable energy…
We hope to redefine the very nature of waste.
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Join us as we show the world how powerful local action can be in combatting the global environmental challenges we face as a planet. Contact us today to help us create a better world built around Nothing Wasted. Everything Gained.™