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Twitter Chat Recap: Yum! Brands on Food Waste

By Nick Aster


TriplePundit and the experts at Yum! Brands discussed today how one of the world’s largest restaurant companies is focused on waste reduction in its stores and in the larger restaurant industry. We heard from panelists Roger McClendon, Yum! Chief Sustainability Officer, on Yum!’s overall waste efforts and its food donation program, Harvest; the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, an industry collaboration, on how food companies like Yum! are tackling food waste; and Food Donation Connection, Yum!’s non-for-profit partner, on how they work with Yum! franchisees to reduce hunger and food waste.

With nearly 43,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in 135 countries and territories, Yum! acknowledges its responsibility to being a good steward of the environment and is focused on reducing the amount of waste generated by its business operations. Learn more about Yum!’s waste reduction efforts.

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Nick Aster is the founder of TriplePundit. Prior to launching 3p, Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years, and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He also worked for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging. Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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