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.

Hard Rock Cafe London Cuts Food Waste With a Digester

The Hard Rock Cafe in London — which houses an Eric Clapton guitar and one of Madonna’s credit cards — is turning to…

This Strawberry Ad About Food Waste Gives Us All The Feels

The oddly emotional campaign sheds light on the sad reality that more than 40 percent of all food purchased in the U.S. each…

California Bill Seeks to Change Labeling Rules to Tackle Food Waste

There are few federal, state or local regulations on food date labels, who sets them and what they actually represent. A new bill…

Reducing Food Waste By Feeding Scraps To Pigs

Taiwan is one of a handful of countries that have institutionalized the practice of feeding food scraps to livestock. About two-third’s of the…

Starbucks Ramps Up Food Donations Nationwide

Long notorious for its food waste, Starbucks is working with two nonprofits to do something with those unwanted food products that far too…

Whole Foods Promises to Sell ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables

Whole Foods announced that it will start selling “ugly” fruits and vegetables in a partnership with the Bay Area startup Imperfect Produce.

Crawl-Walk-Run: Actionable Steps to Sustainable Sourcing for Private Brands

Sustainable sourcing creates an opportunity to differentiate your private brand from the competition, while providing additional value to your customer. If you are…

Green Bins And Commercial Composting: What’s Working, What’s Not?

Commercial composting solves a myriad of problems in big cities: It reduces carbon emissions in landfills, creates jobs and businesses, and turns out…

Not Just Bubble Wrap: Sealed Air’s Diverse Food Care Program

It's been more than a half-century since Bubble Wrap was created and we're still fascinated with it. Its creator, Sealed Air is too,…

Dunkin’ Donuts Uses Bio-Digesters to Dunk Food Waste

Dunkin’ Donuts announced this week that it has installed a bio-digester system at a second location in New Jersey.

The Global Food Waste/Energy Nexus: Is Buying Local Always the Best?

Food production can be a pricey business, especially when it comes to processing and production. But with regards to the energy costs for…

Fixing Food Deserts from the Ground Up

Food deserts, vast expanses of urban and rural areas that are void of fresh fruit and veggies, are a growing epidemic -- affecting…

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…

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…

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…