Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wasteful consumption in Australia

source: Australia Institute
"Landfill data and analysis by the Aust Institute suggested 3m tonnes of food worth $5bn was discarded annually in Aust. That wasted inputs eg water used to produce food. Discarding 1kg of beef wasted the 50,000 litres of water the CSIRO estimated it took to produce the meat and throwing out 1kg of rice wasted 2,385 litres. In addition, food dumped in landfills released methane into the atmosphere."