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Resort Reduces Rubbish Rates with Food Digesters

Resort Reduces Rubbish Rates with Food Digesters

Two anaerobic food digesters will reduce trash bills for the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. By using the digesters to break down organic trash, the casino will reduce its monthly trash load by 20 to 30 tons, according to LehighValleyLive.com. The food digesters use microorganisms to break leftover food … Read more »

So Many Governments Focus on Food Waste – But What’s Working?

So Many Governments Focus on Food Waste – But What’s Working?

Since the year 2000, local and national governments have dramatically increased the number of initiatives focused on addressing the problem of food waste. Now, governments in more than 20 countries around the world are taking action to reduce food waste, according to a new report from researchers at the Johns Hopkins … Read more »

Norway Supermarket Peddles Less Pricey Products, Well Past Their Prime

Norway Supermarket Peddles Less Pricey Products, Well Past Their Prime

The increasing furor over food waste we’ve been seeing in the US has been going on for nearly a decade in Norway, when in 2010 the state and the food industry began working to together to reduce the amount of food that goes unconsumed. Now, a new store called Best Før … Read more »

New Council in MI Helps Groceries & Commercial Food Services Cut Waste

New Council in MI Helps Groceries & Commercial Food Services Cut Waste

Organizations in West Michigan have come together, thanks to a seed grant from the Michigan Local Food Council Network, to help the local food service industry reduce food waste. The new Western Michigan Food Recovery Council will focus mainly on large grocery operations and the commercial and institutional food service … Read more »

App Targets Commercial Kitchens, Cuts Food Waste by Half

App Targets Commercial Kitchens, Cuts Food Waste by Half

Food waste just may be the hottest environmental concern du jour, with particular focus on waste in grocery stores and restaurants, but a new app could help. The Winnow System smart meter helps restaurants measure and analyze the food they toss: it identifies the types of food they tend to … Read more »

Toss the Tabbouleh or Not? Confusion over Food Labels Reigns

Toss the Tabbouleh or Not? Confusion over Food Labels Reigns

Companies and organizations in the food industry know that food waste is a top issue among environmentalists and that the spotlight is only growing hotter, particularly as confusion around the topic continues to grow. A recent study completed on behalf of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association indicated that the most commonly cited measurement used … Read more »

Walmart Invests in Research to Stunt Food Waste at the Source

Walmart Invests in Research to Stunt Food Waste at the Source

Walmart is investing in a research program geared to helping improve the proportion of crops that are harvested and delivered. The Walmart Foundation and the Foundation for Food Agriculture Research are funding $1.3 million for research – to be conducted by the World Wildlife Fund – that would identify practical opportunities for producers … Read more »

Philadelphia Eagles to Manage Large Spikes in Food Waste Volume with Waste Digesters

Philadelphia Eagles to Manage Large Spikes in Food Waste Volume with Waste Digesters

The Philadelphia Eagles will soon have a new way to dispose of food waste with the installation of a food waste digester and data analytics platform at the team’s Lincoln Financial Field. The team installed a waste digester at its practice facility in September, 2016, and since then it has … Read more »

Has the Ham Gone Off? Look at the Label, Sainsbury’s Says

Has the Ham Gone Off? Look at the Label, Sainsbury’s Says

The latest development in sustainable packaging – with an eye to reducing food waste – comes from grocery store chain Sainsbury’s. The UK grocer is launching a new packaging “smart label” on its store-brand ham that changes color depending on how long the package has been open, telling the consumer … Read more »

IKEA and ‘Stop Wasting Food’ to Monitor Progress, Celebrate Food Waste Reduction with Champions 12.3

IKEA and ‘Stop Wasting Food’ to Monitor Progress, Celebrate Food Waste Reduction with Champions 12.3

 Home furnishings giant IKEA and nonprofit Stop Wasting Food have joined the ranks of Champions 12.3, the coalition of nearly 40 CEOs, ministers and other leaders committed to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Target 12.3 on food waste. Food loss and waste amounts to economic losses of $940 billion per year, … Read more »