America's Food Waste Problem
According to EPA estimates, 31% of the US food supply is wasted every year. That's the equivalent of over 12 million elephants, 1,500 cruise ships, or 250 sky scrapers. This is even more astonishing when you consider that millions of people still struggle with food insecurity in our country.
Food waste doesn't sit idly in the landfill. Each year in North America alone, 193 billion greenhouse gasses are released into the atmosphere due to decomposing food waste.
If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest green house gas emitter.
Food loss happens through a multitude of reasons during processing, with one of the biggest being the culling of imperfect produce. When produce is tossed out due to cosmetic blemishes, it becomes "culled" produce.
As a member of the Upcycled Food Association, we're dedicated to preserving some of this needlessly culled produce. We rescue perfectly imperfect fruit that would otherwise be tossed in a landfill (rude!) and turn it into a deliciously refreshing beverage.
We're also proud members of 1% for the Planet and pass on a portion of our revenue to non-profits and organizations that support environmental causes.