Florida Senate - 2022                            (NP)    SR 1980
       By Senator Farmer
       34-02940-22                                           20221980__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing April 4-8, 2022, as “Food
    3         Waste Prevention Week” in Florida.
    5         WHEREAS, up to 40 percent of all food produced is thrown
    6  away rather than eaten, and
    7         WHEREAS, everyone benefits from better utilizing food
    8  resources, and
    9         WHEREAS, a family of four can save an average of $1,800 on
   10  uneaten food annually, and
   11         WHEREAS, K-12 schools, colleges, and universities play a
   12  special role in educating the next generation on the importance
   13  of reducing food waste and recovering and recycling food, and
   14         WHEREAS, Floridians have the opportunity to save shared
   15  resources, such as water and energy, used to produce and
   16  transport food that ultimately goes uneaten, and
   17         WHEREAS, food in landfills decomposes slowly, releasing
   18  methane gas, which contributes to climate change, NOW,
   21  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   23         That April 4-8, 2022, is recognized as “Food Waste
   24  Prevention Week” in Florida, and all Floridians are encouraged
   25  to commit to reducing food waste.