To Reduce Food Waste, Investors and Community Organizations Need to be at the Table

By Bea Miñana (Closed Loop Partners) and Jessica Toth (Solana Center for Environmental Innovation) Food waste is created at every point in our current food supply chain––on the farm, during manufacturing and transportation, on store shelves, at restaurants, and in our homes. Today, most of that uneaten food ends up in landfills, or is otherwise…

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Methods to Reduce Waste

Waste occurs in many areas of a business, but each cause of waste has a myriad of solutions that will reduce waste, save money, and build a more dedicated team and customer following. Once you understand what is being wasted in your business and why, you can begin to reduce this waste by implementing some…

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Understanding Your Business’s Waste

The first and most important step to reducing waste is understanding what you are wasting and why. Food waste from restaurants can occur before the food is served from over-ordering ingredients, improper storage, and inefficient menus, or after the customer has received the food because of too large portion sizes and wasteful serving practices. There are…

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Food Recovery and Donation

Reducing is always the best method to solve our food waste problem, but when we are not able to reduce, we can still rescue and divert in order to use food waste as a valuable resource and not add it to the landfill. If the food is still edible, donate it to help those in…

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Food Safety and Waste Prevention

Even if we’ve planned to the tee and followed all the best techniques, sometimes things don’t go exactly how we want. It’s important to understand when to call it quits and compost that food instead, but many people are too quick to toss out edible food because of confusing labels or cosmetic imperfections. Food Labels…

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Food Waste – A BIG Impact!

Food Waste is any food that was meant for human consumption that was removed from the human food chain for various reasons. How Much Food is Wasted The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated in 2011 that a staggering one-third of all food that is produced in the world is never eaten. In the United States…

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How Can Cutting Your Food Waste Help the Climate?

Food waste is a common problem many households and food establishments are faced with. Throwing away food scraps and leftovers that could have been eaten  Seems like an easy solution but in reality, has devastating outcomes. When food waste enters a landfill, it begins contributing to greenhouse gas emissions due to the anaerobic environment. When…

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Join the Kitchen Caddy Challenge!

putting food into kitchen caddy for composting

We’re encouraging you to join the Kitchen Caddy Challenge! Why a Kitchen Caddy Challenge?  For even a single day, setting aside the amount of organic food waste you produce in your kitchen into a portable caddy or bowl separate from the trash receptacle can be an eye-opening endeavor. If you commonly throw organic waste such as food scraps or…

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9 Tips to Reduce Waste at Home

How can I keep my trash bins from overflowing? It’s a question that many of us have asked ourselves over the years. And with so many of us staying at home for significantly more time than usual, trash management has become a big task.   You’re not alone if you find yourself drowning under all that rubbage.…

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Food Storage for Waste Prevention

Have you ever gone shopping for fresh fruits and veggies to find you’re surprised by how much plastic packaging you see around them? It is not uncommon to see fruits sold in plastic clamshell containers or plastic bags offered to bag loose vegetables at most grocery stores. Depending on what you’re looking to buy sometimes the packaging is unavoidable. But don’t fret,…

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