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.

Can This Simple Shift Help Us Halve Food Waste?

The United Nations called for a worldwide 50 percent reduction in per-capita food waste between 2015 and 2030—and it will likely be the…

Eliminating Food Waste: Dupont’s Tyvek a Critical Link in the Chain

Of the 1.3 billion tons of food that is wasted every year, fruits, vegetables, and tubers have the highest loss: a staggering 50…

Ocado Reduces Food Waste Through Redistribution Initiatives

Online supermarket Ocado is determined to eliminate food waste from their supply chain.

Ferrero Pledges an Ethical And Sustainable Supply Chain in Latest CSR Report

One company pledging to improve its chocolate supply chain performance is Italy-based Ferrero. The owner of many brands, including Kinder, Nutella and the…

Making Transparency an Ally in the Battle for Human Rights

By Laura Quinn for Tea & Water Tackling human rights in business is no longer just an internal process of supply chain compliance.…

Americans Eating Fewer Leftovers, Food Waste on the Rise

According to the NRDC, Americans are not eating their leftovers. As a result, the average American wastes 3.5 pounds of food a week.

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…