Only five percent of food waste is recycled in the US, and uneaten, expired, and wasted food make up the largest component of municipal solid waste in landfills. Governments at all levels have a role to play in preventing food waste, facilitating the donation of surplus food, recycling food scraps, and diverting from landfills. Here are ways that municipalities can reduce food waste to sustainably impact their cities.
Food grinders have emerged as a potential solution for disposing of food scraps, and keeping them out of the landfill, but this equipment isn’t without its problems. Here we’ll describe what a food grinder is, how to use this solution for the disposal of food waste, and some of the potential drawbacks you may face in grinding food scraps.
Americans throw away approximately 25 percent more trash during the holiday season than any other time of year while 10.5 percent of US households remain food insecure. In this blog, we discuss how commercial businesses can minimize their holiday food waste.
Food waste is one of the biggest issues that maritime vessels are still struggling to deal with. We review and compare food pulpers against biodigesters as food waste solutions.
At the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26 summit) in Glasgow, there was heavy emphasis on the need to reduce methane emissions. If your business serves, processes, or distributes food, you could be inadvertently contributing to methane emissions, resulting in your organization having a very high carbon footprint.
Composting is the oldest and most recognized solution for disposing of food scraps and other organic waste. Here we’ll outline how some of the several forms of composting works, when this solution works best, and some of the potential drawbacks you may face in composting your food scraps.
A recent TikTok video called out Chik-fil-a for dumping excess chicken nuggets at the end of the day. However, Chik-fil-a isn’t the only restaurant chain where food waste is an issue. U.S. restaurants contribute an estimated 22 to 33 billion pounds to the food waste problem every year, a problem with tremendous environmental impacts. Chain restaurants should consider this multi-pronged approach to managing their food waste.
In this article, we’ll explain what food waste is and why it’s an issue, what to do with unusable food instead of sending it to the landfill, and the business case for taking action to reduce your food waste.
In a recent LinkedIn Live with Enrique Acosta Gonzalez, we discuss why sustainable leaders can attract employees and investors, increase productivity and reduce costs, and improve brand image.