When It Comes To Environmental Damage, Thanksgiving Leftovers Add Up
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 35 percent of turkey meat in America goes to waste. And guess when turkey is cooked the most ...By Ryan Biek | November 26, 2015
For many, the turkey is one of the highlights of Thanksgiving. So why do we waste so much of it?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the country wastes 35 percent of all turkey meat over the course of the year. And it's not hard to guess the day it's cooked the most.
A lot of that waste ends up in landfills –– a situation made worse by the greenhouse gases the food then releases into the atmosphere.