One TikToker by the name of Adonis posted a video of him throwing out over 60 donuts, which enraged many viewers.
Via @iknowadonis on TikTok
Adonis works at a gas station and regularly posts content pertaining to his job.
In his video, which has amassed over 4.9 million views, he shows himself throwing out rows of donuts at the end of the day while looking at the camera confused.
66 Donuts In The Trash
The text overlay read: “do my job really got me wasting 66 donuts and if I bite one ima get fired.”
Many in the comment section were angered by this example of food waste, confused as to why this couldn’t be donated to homeless shelters.
Others in the comments detailed their own experiences working at restaurants that require them to throw out large amounts of food at the end of the day that doesn’t get used up or sold, expressing their disgust with having to participate in the practice or risk losing their jobs.
“Get a trash bag and pretend like you're throwing the donuts out”
Adonis posted a follow-up video expressing his agreement with others in the previous video.
He mentioned that he would find a way to get the donuts and take them somewhere else where they could be used to benefit others.
Many people were elated with his effort to try to find a solution to the waste and offered advice and suggestions on what he could do to sneak the donuts out of the store without anyone noticing and losing his job as a result of helping the less fortunate.
Food Waste In America Is A Growing Problem
108 million pounds of food are wasted in the U.S. each year, which contributes to over 200 billion dollars a year.
All of this equates to 130 billion meals that are thrown away, and the number is only growing, with 2018 being one of the worst years for food waste, with 200 billion pounds of food wasted.
Restaurants were some of the greatest contributors to food waste, with 4-10% of the food they make end up in the trash, which equates to 22-33 billion pounds of wasted food a year.
Not only could donating all of this food help impoverished and neglected groups in the U.S., but it would also minimize the amount of trash that comes from restaurants, which produce 100,000 pounds of trash daily.
Also, donating this food could give these businesses tax exemption, which helps them save money in the end.
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