1.3 metric gigatons of edible food goes to waste every year. Food waste is a major source of greenhouse gases, mostly in the form of methane, a pollutant at least 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

If all the world’s food waste came together to form a country it would be roughly 5.4 million square miles, which would make it the second largest country in the world behind Russia.

The Green Planet Project is currently working to build economical domestic biogenerators that will enable households to take their food waste and convert it into fuel.

 

 

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