Food Waste

Tips for Reducing Food Waste

Q&A with "American Wasteland" author Jonathan Bloom
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My family is wasteful.

And I wish we weren’t.

I cringe as I scrape the uneaten green beans, ham and scalloped potatoes off of my kids’ plates into the garbage. (Apparently, 2- and 3-year-old children are finicky eaters).

My husband grew up with the parental edict of ‘Eat what you take.’ While, I may have been privy to a message more like ‘There are starving children in the world.’

Unilever Takes on Environmental Stigmas in the Household

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Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan is full of aggressive environmental goals, one of which is to halve its environmental impact by 2020. But with more than two-thirds of the company's environmental impacts resulting from consumer use and disposal of products, it's clear Unilever can't achieve these goals alone.

Addressing Hunger Through Food Waste Reduction

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By Jerry Lynch

Last week, I attended the Sustainability Summit in Washington, D.C., where I had the great privilege to update the food industry on the great and important work of the Food Waste Reduction Alliance. I was joined by Michael Hewett, director of environmental and sustainability programs at Publix Super Markets. Our two companies are co-chairs for this initiative.

Darden’s Planet Commitment At-A-Glance

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Darden’s overarching sustainability mission is to ensure it conserves and preserves resources for the company and the greater global good. Darden's sustainability efforts are integrated into its operations in a variety of ways, from how the company designs and builds new restaurants; to how it harness the enthusiasm of the people who work in them; to how it sets thermostats and the type of appliances it uses.

The four main Planet focus areas are:

1. Green Buildings:

Curiosity Sparking the Value in Green Living

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In a perfect world, our world's energy is powered by renewable sources, business sustainability is the norm, and sustainable lifestyles abound.  While we're not quite there yet, as a sustainability consultant, I ask, "What will get us there?"  
 

Food Waste = Jet Fuel? Yes!

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David Steiner, Waste Management's CEO, gives Melissa McGinnis a tour of their CORE program and facility. The first of it's kind in the US, this anaerobic converter takes food waste and meticulously converts it into energy. The end result now is energy for electricity but the long term plan is to be able to convert food waste into jet fuel! 
 
 
About Greenopolis
Greenopolis is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behavior on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs. Visit our site at www.greenopolis.com to learn more!
 
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David Steiner, Waste Management's CEO, gives Melissa McGinnis a tour of their CORE program and facility. The first of it's kind in the US, this anaerobic converter takes food waste and meticulously converts it into energy. The end result now is energy for electricity but the long term plan is to be able to convert food waste into jet fuel! 
 
 
About Greenopolis
Greenopolis is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behavior on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs. Visit our site at www.greenopolis.com to learn more!
 
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Answering the Question of What is Green Living?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Look around and you'll see going green slogans everywhere.  The web is full of information on going green, living a sustainable lifestyle and advice on personal sustainability.   For many, this mountain of information can be confusing and at times a little overwhelming.

Sodexo Blog: Emit Less – Go Trayless!

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How would you react if someone took a quarter of all the groceries that you just purchased and tossed them directly into the trashcan?

Sodexo Dining Services at Loyola Earns A on Green Report Card 2011 by Sustainable Endowments Institute

Wide-ranging solutions from sourcing of products to waste stream management deliver top grades
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) GAITHERSBURG, Md., - December 3, 2010 - Sodexo dining services at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles received top marks on Green Report Card 2011 published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. Sodexo’s integrated sustainable purchasing policies, trayless dining initiatives, use of biodegradable service ware and composting programs helped earn LMU the highest distinction in the report card’s category of Food and Recycling.

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