Sealed Air Food Care Thanksgiving Infographic
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Did you know...Thanksgiving statistics- food waste

  • Around 220 million turkeys are eaten in the U.S. every year.

  • 44 million of those are consumed at Thanksgiving.

  • Sealed Air has packaged more than 2.2 billion turkeys since 1946 when the Cryovac L-bag was introduced.

  • U.S. consumers will purchase 736+ million pounds of turkey this Thanksgiving.

  • In 1974, the National Turkey Federation started giving a holiday turkey to the U.S. president. Sealed Air has helped create the packaging and design for this more than 35 times.

Thanksgiving Food Waste

  • This Thanksgiving, 200 million pounds of meat will be thrown away.
  • The amount of turkey thrown away on Thanksgiving will emit the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of cross-country car trips.

How can you do your part to reduce food waste this Thanksgiving? Find out more at sealedair.com/food-waste

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