U.S. consumers waste a lot of food year-round – about one-third of all purchased food. That’s equivalent to 1,250 calories per person per day, or US$1,500 worth of groceries for a four-person household each year, an estimate that doesn’t include recent food price inflation.
In an effort to reduce food waste, UK supermarket chain Waitrose is getting rid of best-before dates on packaged fresh fruits and vegetables. Starting in September, the staff-owned grocery stores will do away with dates on fresh foods like cucumbers, lettuce and peppers in the hopes that customers will use their own discretion in determining […]
Are you curious about the state of recycling in 2022? Check out our updated list for 25 of the most relevant statistics on the recycling industry. Considering the EPA hasn’t released an updated report on the state of recycling and waste since 2018, it can be difficult to get an idea of how the recycling […]
In an effort to curb food waste, Spain will require bars and restaurants to provide “doggy bags” for customers to be able to take their leftovers home if they request it, and will fine supermarkets that discard leftover food. Similar legislation has already been passed in Italy and France. Spain’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and […]
Paper and plastic are recycled, food scraps are composted – but what about the rest of the waste created in the kitchen? Plastic wrap, coffee filters, and paper towels are often the spoils of our culinary pursuits. Keeping produce fresh and countertops clean are important kitchen considerations, but often result in a lot of extra […]
Today is Stop Food Waste Day, a chance to draw attention to the fact that, according to UN statistics, around a third of the food produced worldwide is discarded. But a coalition of experts and environmental advocates want to change that. A day ahead of Stop Food Waste Day, the Harvard Law School Food Law […]
Whether you’re not much of a home cook or you’ve been cheffing it up for years, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut on what to make. Not only that, but human diets today collectively take a huge toll on our environment. The pesticides and water used to grow food, the emissions required to transport it from fields across the world to your local grocery store … it all adds up to one major foodprint.
Have you ever gone to the grocery store to buy bananas and been confronted with a bunch wrapped in plastic and thought, “Why?” After all, bananas come with their own protective covering that is easy to remove and creates no plastic waste. UK waste reduction nonprofit the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) understands your […]
It’s estimated that the average household wastes more than 30% of the food it obtains – a staggering statistic with both financial and environmental consequences. 140 million acres of land are needed to produce this lost or wasted food each year, which is about the size of New York and California combined.