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Created by Food Rescue Inc.
*This calculator is based on data collected by our free, Food Rescue Logging Tool. Since 2016 over 400
schools have logged data using our tool. We selected the log of an Indianapolis elementary school in Indianapolis (729 students - 66% on free or reduced lunch program) to determine a typical food waste, per student/ per week. This school captured their data for breakfast and lunch for one year. The results told us that each student would have thrown away approximately 3.6 items of unwanted, unopened and unpeeled items per week. The calculations above include 5 items = 1 meal and 1 lbs. CO2e = (Items/4)/2.
Link: A brief video of food waste case study.