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Understanding The Food Waste Problem & How Your Business Can Help

It's estimated that 30–40% of our food supply is wasted or lost each year, impacting everything from food security and the environment to businesses and our economy. Luckily, businesses large and small can implement food waste reduction strategies and help make a positive impact!

This post was originally published March 2020 and has been updated.

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A Guide To Workplace Composting

Instead of letting scraps go to waste, businesses have the opportunity to compost their organics to create nutrient-rich, healthy soil. To give you the full run-down on composting, we’ve put together a guide that answers the most commonly asked composting questions and provides tips to help you get started right away. Read on to learn more!

  Did you know the United States leads the world in food waste? Every year in the U.S, the EPA estimates that approximately 31 percent (133 billion pounds) of the overall food supply is wasted. Instead of letting scraps go to waste, businesses have the opportunity to compost their organics to create nutrient-rich, healthy soil that businesses can use for their own agricultural purposes like animal feed or fertilizer, donate to another business, or recycle through composting. More than that, composting is a great approach for businesses that are looking for a sustainable way to save valuable resources, divert more waste from landfill, and reduce waste costs overall. To give you the full run-down on composting, we’ve put together a guide that answers the most commonly asked composting questions and provides tips to help you get started right away.

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Streamlined Solutions for Supermarkets

Every year, the United States throws out nearly 133 billion pounds of food, and supermarkets throw out around 10% of it. Learn how smarter collection systems can ensure the grocery industries materials are recycled efficiently.

  Every year, the United States throws out nearly 133 billion pounds of food, and supermarkets throw out around 10% of it. When businesses in the grocery industry don't have efficient recycling programs in place, their food waste becomes heavy and expensive to throw away as trash and can contaminate other materials when they're mixed together. In our post, we will uncover why the grocery industry sends significant amounts of recyclable and compostable materials to landfill, and identify how smarter collection systems can ensure their materials are recycled efficiently and correctly.

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Why Restaurants Are Composting To Reduce Food Waste

In our newest post, we discover the importance of reducing food-waste and how restaurants are benefiting from composting!

  According to the EPA, over 36 million tons of food waste reaches landfill every year in the United States. As food purveyors tasked with estimating consumer appetites, restaurants experience first-hand just how much food is wasted on a daily basis. Luckily, many businesses in the food industry are putting their scraps to good use by composting, and the benefits of the organic process stretch beyond the environment and directly to their bottom line.

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