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.

Food Waste: A New Investment Frontier

One of the major actions needed to reduce in food waste is to collectively galvanize hundreds of millions of dollars of new catalytic…

3p Weekend: Distilleries Get Wasted Diverting Food from Landfill

Several distilleries in the U.S. and abroad are not only finding innovative ways to tackle food waste and boost waste diversion, they are…

Leading Brands Promise to Streamline Confusing Food Labels by 2020

The Consumer Goods Forum said it will urge its global food company and retailer membership to simplify date labels by 2020 and eliminate…

How Food Waste Reduction Can Save Wildlife

Human activity has numerous impacts on biodiversity, but none is more significant than food production. Everything we eat represents a sacrifice: a sacrifice…

New Jersey to Slash Food Waste to Reduce Emissions, Fight Hunger

New Jersey’s legislature passed, and Governor Chris Christie signed into law, Senate Bill 3027, which established a statewide food waste reduction goal of…

Philadelphia Startup Will Collect Leftover Food During NFL Draft

A Philadelphia social enterprise is partnering with the NFL to collect surplus food at this weekend's draft and reroute it to local hunger-relief…

Business and Innovation in Food Waste

The nonprofit organization ReFED released two new tools to help prove food waste reduction creates business opportunities and jobs, and to demonstrate the…

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…