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.

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…

On Food Waste, The US Could Learn a Lot from Europe

The U.S. tosses a staggering $161 billion worth of food every year. And while more Americans are talking about the problem, efforts to…

Limiting Waste, Conserving Resources

As the world’s most populous country with a rapidly expanding middle class, China has the potential to show the rest of the world…

Cut Food Waste at Home Just in Time for the Holidays

It could be said that 2016 was the year that food waste, as an issue, went mainstream. But the greatest potential for change…

Can the U.S. Halve Food Waste By 2030?

In 2015, the U.S. government targeted a national 50 percent food waste reduction by 2030, its first national food waste goal. Is it…

Is Community Composting an Emerging Economic Opportunity?

Community-based composting could help municipalities cope with the pesky problem of food scraps and yard clippings. TriplePundit spoke with two community composting organizations…

The U.S. Food Industry is Moving Forward on Date Labels and Food Waste

Date labels on food packaging -- such as 'best by,' 'use by' and 'sell by' -- are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible…

Building Sustainable Neighborhoods Through Community Composting

Neighborhoods big and small are changing the way Americans look at their waste. But more work is needed to make community composting a…

Stop ‘Yelping’ So Restaurants Can Stop Wasting

The pursuit of quality and the ephemeral 5 star review has restaurants quick to trash any meal that might be perceived as slightly…

Low-Hanging Fruit? Practical Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Low hanging fruit might not be the ripest. Just in time for the holiday season, here are some tips for getting the best…

Is Food Waste the Next Frontier for the Circular Economy?

At the corporate level, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suggested five ways companies can reduce their food-waste footprint and close the loop.…

Whirlpool’s Director of Sustainability On How Everyone Can Drive Change

TriplePundit spoke with Ron Voglewede, global sustainability director for Whirlpool Corporation, to learn more about how the company is embracing sustainability and actionable…

RECAP: #FoodWaste3p w/ Whirlpool Corp., NRDC, Blue Apron & Zero Percent

On the heels of World Food Day, we discussed the critical issue of food waste, and the ways the public sector can drive…

Food Waste: We All Know the Stats, So Why Has Nothing Changed?

It's true that the global food waste crisis is -- finally -- having a moment in the international dialogue. But while more people…