The Facts: Unfortunately, food waste in landfills is a massive problem that is only getting worse. According to Food Waste News, 50% of all food produced globally is waste or thrown away. Where does all this food waste go? Mainly landfills. To bring it close to home, American’s contribute 96 billion pounds of food waste annually. Food waste is overcrowding American Landfills, with each American on Average producing over 200 pounds of food waste each year.