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Twitter Chat Recap: Yum! Brands on Food Waste

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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.

TriplePundit.com has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place. It was acquired in 2017 by 3BLMedia, the leading news distribution and content marketing company focused on niche topics including sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, community and other social and environmental topics.

Prior to TriplePundit 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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