Monthly Archives: March 2007

Imported Waste

Friday, I talked to Yolanda Soto, director of the Wilson-Batiz Borderland Food Bank in Nogales, Ariz. Her food rescue group recovers millions of pounds of imported Mexican produce that would otherwise go to waste. As I’ve learned, importing produce is essentially a game of timing. Produce, as we all know, doesn’t last forever. Because items are subsequently shipped across the […]

March 12, 2007 | Posted in Farm, International | Comments closed

Waste in Your World

One of the perks of running this site is getting feedback from readers. Recently, I was excited to receive this question from Kelley, a middle school student in Russelville, Ark. I’ll let her explain: My name is Kelley and I’m in the seventh grade. Our class is a part of Project Citizen, it is where you find […]

March 6, 2007 | Posted in Processing Plants, School | Comments closed

More Campus Waste

As an example of campus food waste, Rutgers University students and staff waste more than one and a half pounds of food per meal. How do colleges waste so much food? In one quasi-word: All-you-can-eat. Given the food recycling figures from some schools, it seems more like all-you-can-waste. With escalating room and board fees and upscale college […]

March 2, 2007 | Posted in College, Institutional, Stats | Comments closed

Campus Waste

A month ago, I wrote a post about college food waste. After more research, it’s worth taking a closer look. Thanks to RecycleMania, a college recycling contest that has a food waste category, we have access to some interesting numbers. In the aforementioned Food Service Organics category, Rutgers University leads the list by with a three-week total of […]

March 1, 2007 | Posted in Institutional, School, Stats | Comments closed