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Environmental Impact

By diverting food from landfills, Lovin’ Spoonfuls helps protect the environment from harmful gasses which contribute greatly to climate change.

Through our rescue of 3.6 million pounds of food in 2019, we prevented the equivalent of 6,891,180 kg CO2 equivalent
of CO2 emissions.

That is equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from 1,463 cars for one year.

The impact of a $1,000 donation is equivalent to preventing the amount of CO2 produced by 1.8 cars in a year.

Estimates were calculated using the Food Loss and Waste Calculator and Greenhouse Gas Emissions converter from the EPA. For more information on the environmental effects of food waste, please visit https://www.epa.gov/environmental-topics/land-waste-and-cleanup-topics.