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WASTE WATCHERS BLOG

Helping businesses improve their waste diversion & recycling efforts, one post at a time!

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 United States, 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. Read on to learn more!

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Understanding The Food Waste Problem & How Your Business Can Help

It's estimated that 31% of our food supply is wasted or lost, 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 turn the tide and make a positive impact! In this post, where we explain the food waste problem in greater detail and share how your business can engage in its own food waste reduction practices.

  There's no hiding it: the food waste problem in the United States is substantial and complicated. It's estimated that 31% of our food supply is wasted or lost, 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 turn the tide and make a positive impact! But before you get started, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the information in this post, where we explain the food waste problem in greater detail and share how your business can engage in its own food waste reduction practices. Read on to learn more!

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6 Tips To Reduce Landfill Waste At Restaurants & Food Service Businesses

Did you know the average restaurant produces 100,000 pounds of waste per year? We put together some tools and strategies that our customers in the Restaurant / Food Service industry have used to boost their waste diversion rates and lower costs.

  Our readers are often surprised to hear that the average restaurant produces 100,000 pounds of waste materials per year. That's a lot of waste to have to deal with! If you're interested in figuring out the best approach for your unique business, we put together some tools and strategies that our customers in the Restaurant / Food Service industry have used to boost their waste diversion rates and lower costs. Continue reading to learn more!

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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. 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. In our newest post, we discover the importance of reducing food waste and how restaurants are benefiting from composting! Continue reading to learn more.

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Compost: Because Even Scraps Shouldn't Go to Waste

It’s International Compost Awareness Week! Continue reading for juicy tips about all those banana peels, PB&J crusts and pizza boxes accumulating in your office trash, and how you can keep them from piling up in landfill.

    It's International Compost Awareness Week! A huge mouthful of an event, which is only appropriate considering that the week is all about food waste - education, prevention and responsible collection. Read on for juicy tips about all those banana peels, PB&J crusts and pizza boxes accumulating in your office trash, and how you can keep them from piling up in landfill.  

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