food waste

Helping business end hunger and create opportuniy

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, as much as one third of global food production goes unconsumed – most often wasted in landfill and rubbish bins – while many people go hungry. The good news is that businesses, governments and individuals are working to find ways to distribute food more efficiently, to ensure that what goes un-eaten is properly composted, and to provide improved livelihood and opportunity for people.

The articles on this page are the stories of these groups and individuals.

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Sealed Air Uses Employees as Ambassadors of Food Waste Prevention

As part of a company vision to cut food waste and promote food security, Sealed Air is engaging its 24,000 employees as 'ambassadors…
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Go Food-Waste Free with Tips From the Priestess

The average American family wastes about 25 percent of the food they buy annually. This equates to around $1,500  that is thrown in…
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Solutions to Grocery Store Food Waste

Forty percent of food goes uneaten in the U.S., a National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report found. While some of it is thrown…

Op/Ed: Sealed Air Named to CDP Climate Performance A List

VP of Sustainability Ron Cotterman explains Sealed Air’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigate the risks of potential climate change.…
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Global Sustainability Summit: Food & Sustainability

Lauren Palumbo of Boston-based food rescue organization Lovin' Spoonfuls discusses food waste.

It’s Time to Rethink Restaurant Food Waste

A whopping 49 million pounds of food is wasted per day in full-service restaurants in the United States, according to a 2005 University…
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Alameda Kitchen: A New Recipe for Tackling Hunger and Food Waste

Last month, the USDA announced a goal of cutting food waste in half by 2030. But how are we going to get there?…

Food Waste Numbers Improve, Slowly

The Natural Resources Defense Counsel shocked the nation in 2012 when it released its report, 'Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40…

Why Food Waste is an Urgent Global Problem

It's a never-ending cycle: An over-plentiful food production that exists to satiate our needs and preferences -- and which, in its abundance, also…
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Sealed Air Proves a Packaging Company Can Make An Impact

"I believe we no longer sell packaging," said Jerome A. Peribere, president and CEO of Sealed Air, "we sell increased shelf life." But…
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Mario Batali, Sam Calagione Partner to Make Beer from Food Waste

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, will launch a new Web series on Oct. 28. The first episode, featuring celebrity chef Mario…
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PHA Bioplastic: The best possible use of food waste

How do you reuse a dirty, smelly waste material like the sludgy mess from industrial food production to create bioplastic? One team is…

The Food Waste Fight Needs New Publicity

Perhaps the misappropriation of the word 'waste' to describe perfectly edible food is where we can begin to re-tool the way we think…

Feds Set First National Food Waste Reduction Goal

Food waste may seem like a strange issue to tackle, but uneaten food makes up 21 percent of our landfills and accounts for…

Food Waste, Foster Kids and a Social Revolution

One social enterprise and nonprofit decided to take food waste and create a culinary school to teach felons and foster care youth how…