New May Electronic State Publications

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The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control created Don't Waste Food SC: A Guide for Reducing Food Waste at Home. Food is the number one item we throw away -accounting for more than 20 percent of the nation's annual waste stream. Each year anywhere from 40 percent to nearly half of the food supply in the United States is discarded -an annual loss of an estimated $218 billion. All of this while more than 41 million Americans are food insecure. Most food waste is created at home. A family of four, on average, spends $1,800 per year on food they don't eat. Households are responsible for about 43 percent of all food waste in the United States - more than restaurants, grocery stores, or any other part of the food chain. This guide provides practical advice to address all of these issues and help you waste less food and save money. The informational value of this publication makes it our choice for the May 2024 featured state publication.

The complete list of May electronic South Carolina state publications is available. The South Carolina Digital State Documents Depository provides electronic access to state agency publications. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government and include statistics, reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state.

For more information about our depository for state publications, visit our online guide.

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July 18, 2024, 1:00 PM

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