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Food Waste Generation in North Carolina NC DENR DPPEA.

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1 Food Waste Generation in North Carolina NC DENR DPPEA

2 How I calculated total food waste generated in NC: Gathered waste characterization studies –EPA –Georgia –Wisconsin –Orange County, NC –Rockingham County, NC Took an average for the pounds of food waste disposed per person per year Applied the average to NCs population

3 Pounds per Capita in Waste Studies Used

4 Food waste disposed in NC:.53 pounds/person/day X 8,682,066 people = 4,601,495 pounds/day or 2301 tons/day

5 Food waste disposed in NC: 2301 tons/day X 365 days/year = 839,865 tons/year

6 Food Recovery Operations Brooks Contractor 3,485 McGill Envtl Systems 6,308 Novozymes 200 Society of St. Andrew 4,581 Wallace Farms 28,800 TOTAL43,374 tons

7 Food Waste Generation in NC Total Disposed + Total Recovered = Total Generated 839, ,374 = 883,147 tons

8 Food Waste as a Percent of MSW 839,773 tons food disposed / 7,000,000 tons of MSW* in NC = 12% of MSW is food waste *Does not include C&D or industrial waste.


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