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Sustainability Committe 2/7/20

The sour milk, the moldy bread, the putrefying baby lettuce mix, the mysterious forgotten fuzz filled container in the back of the refrigerator.  What do you do with it?  Well, most people toss it in the garbage with some serious environmental and financial consequences.  Take this quick quiz to learn more about food waste.

  1. The average American family wastes ______ of the food they purchase annually or about $1500. That’s enough food to fill a 90,000-seat stadium.
  2. 5%
  3. 10%
  4. 25%
  5. 50%


  1. How much of the food produced in the United States is never eaten?
  2. 20%
  3. 30%
  4. 40%
  5. 50%


  1. What is wasted when food is thrown in the trash?
  2. Water
  3. Fuel
  4. Land resources
  5. All of the above


  1. What can you do to prevent food waste?
  2. Plan meals and only buy what you need
  3. Eat leftovers
  4. Purchase the misshapen produce sold at discount rates
  5. All of the above


  1. Rotting food waste accounts for almost _______ of global greenhouse gas emissions.
  2. 5%
  3. 10%
  4. 15%
  5. 20%


  1. If livestock are not available to eat food waste, what is the next best way to dispose of it?
  2. Compost it
  3. Burn it
  4. Bury it
  5. None of the above


  1. How can you learn about composting?
  2. Future workshops sponsored by the Sustainable Woodbridge Committee
  3. Books and internet articles
  4. Learn from a Master Composter on May 2 at The Woodbridge Sustainability Day
  5. All of the above


Answers:  1c, 2c, 3d, 4d, 5b, 6a, 7d

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