Gallery: FlashFood App Aims to Reduce the United States’ 33 Million Ton...

 

Food waste is a serious problem in America – in 2010 alone the US threw away 33 million tons of food! What is even more shocking is that according to the EPA, food waste accounts for almost 14% of the total municipal solid waste stream, of which less than 3% is recycled. Considering the number of people starving in the country, it is an outrage – and this is why a team of Arizona State University students decided to do something about it. They have created an app called FlashFood that connects those with extra food to those in need of food – before it hits the dumpster.

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