Friday Buffet

That urban┬áBritish men between 25 and 35 are the worst food wasters in the land isn’t that surprising. But that 3 in 4 Britons don’t think food waste is harmful to the environment?!

Oh, and the most wasted food in Britain is the noble banana. Accordingly, the Guardian offers a few suggestions.

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Remember how I love the Japanese concept of Mottainai? Well, apparently there’s a Mottainai Shop in Tokyo, which I will definitely visit the next time I’m Japan. And, of course, they discount sweets about to reach their best-by date.

— —3, 2, 1, Compost!!  Photo by Jurvetson via Creative Commons

It’s hard not to be intrigued by something called a rocket composter. Go ahead, just try not to be interested…

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Bad news: Santa Cruz County is unlikely to continue its commercial composting program because it needs to perform $200,000 of work to get a state permit (they’d been operating for 3 years as a pilot program). Grrr…
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Good news: We often hear of food waste composting on the coasts, so it’s nice to see talk of it in the center. Doesn’t get much more central than St. Louis. I’ll keep my eye on St. Louis Composting.

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Meanwhile, in New Jersey, Converted Organics struck a deal with a few school districts to compost their food waste. Great idea guys, there’s certainly enough of it. And elementary schools in Bellevue, Wash., will also be composting.

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