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Grocery Manufacturers Association: Date Labeling ‘Not THE Solution to Food Waste’

Date labeling food to help prevent food waste is important, but it’s not the “silver bullet” for reducing food waste, according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, whose 300 member companies include Coca-Cola, General Mills and Kraft Foods. Last week GMA’s senior director of sustainability Meghan Stasz testified at a US … Read more »

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EPA’s Hazardous Waste Rules Need Changes, Retailers Say

New hazardous waste rules will limit retailers’ ability to recycle or reuse unsold consumer products and pharmaceuticals and could cost retailers millions — if not billions — annually, according to a handful of trade associations. The EPA proposed the waste management regulations in September in an attempt to protect waterways and … Read more »

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How Campbell’s, ConAgra Foods, Yum! Brands Cut Food Waste

Food manufacturers, food retailers and restaurants can learn practical steps, best practices and examples of how to reduce food waste with a guide by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance. The second annual Best Practices and Emerging Solutions guide highlights ways companies can begin or expand their food donation or food … Read more »

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BPI Launches Catalog of Compostable Products

The Biodegradable Products Institute has published what it says is the industry’s first item-level online database of compostable products that provides searchable, product-level information to composters, foodservice companies and consumers. The Compostable Products Catalog will make it easier for companies to find substitutes for non-degradable plastics in their zero-waste efforts, … Read more »

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General Mills, Unilever Join Food Waste Challenge

General Mills, Unilever and the Food Waste Reduction Alliance have joined the USDA’s Food Waste Challenge as founding partners. The challenge, announced yesterday by the EPA and USDA, asks farmers, processors, manufacturers, retailers, communities and government agencies to reduce the volume of food waste sent to landfill, recover wholesome food … Read more »