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.

NGOs, Hospitality Industry Join Forces to Curb Food Waste

Today, the WWF announced that it will work with the Rockefeller Foundation and the hospitality sector to launch pilot projects that root out…

U.K. Grocer Sainsbury’s: No, We Are Not Ending Our Food Waste Program

This week the Guardian reported that the U.K. grocer Sainsbury's is abandoning its food waste programs -- but the second largest supermarket chain…

Food Waste Guru Jonathan Bloom: New Date Labels Aren’t Enough

Last month, grocery manufacturers and retailers came together to standardize date labels on food packaging -- which experts have long linked to increased…

Report: Companies Save $14 For Every $1 Spent on Eradicating Food Waste

The World Resources Institute says companies could do more to reduce food waste, and there's a financial incentive: Every $1 spent on food…

British Supermarket Chain Powers Trucks With Food Waste

U.K. grocery chain Waitrose plans to run lorries on biomethane made from food waste. And that's not the only way it's keeping food…

Grocery Trade Association Launches New Food Dating Initiative: Can It Work?

Two trade associations says they will team up to standardize food labeling nationwide. But will the new labels actually alleviate consumer confusion and…

How ‘Rescuing’ Food Teaches Students About Leadership

A school district in Indiana rescued more than 11,200 food items in five months, with the help of Chartwells K12 and K12 Food…

CEO Jerome Peribere On Sealed Air’s Commitment to Sustainability

By 2050, we’ll need three Earths to support our current rate of resource consumption. Such a challenge demands rapid deployment of resource-saving technologies…

On Food Waste, The US Could Learn a Lot from Europe

The U.S. tosses a staggering $161 billion worth of food every year. And while more Americans are talking about the problem, efforts to…

Limiting Waste, Conserving Resources

As the world’s most populous country with a rapidly expanding middle class, China has the potential to show the rest of the world…

Cut Food Waste at Home Just in Time for the Holidays

It could be said that 2016 was the year that food waste, as an issue, went mainstream. But the greatest potential for change…

Can the U.S. Halve Food Waste By 2030?

In 2015, the U.S. government targeted a national 50 percent food waste reduction by 2030, its first national food waste goal. Is it…

Is Community Composting an Emerging Economic Opportunity?

Community-based composting could help municipalities cope with the pesky problem of food scraps and yard clippings. TriplePundit spoke with two community composting organizations…

The U.S. Food Industry is Moving Forward on Date Labels and Food Waste

Date labels on food packaging -- such as 'best by,' 'use by' and 'sell by' -- are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible…

Building Sustainable Neighborhoods Through Community Composting

Neighborhoods big and small are changing the way Americans look at their waste. But more work is needed to make community composting a…