Report: U.S. school food waste nears 530K tons annually. See more national education news here

| December 10, 2019

By Shawna De la Rosa • Education Dive

A new World Wildlife Fund report estimates U.S. school food waste totals 530,000 tons per year and costs as much as $9.7 million a day to manage, which breaks down to about 39.2 pounds of food waste and 19.4 gallons of milk thrown out per school per year, based on the results from the 46-school sample across nine cities.

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