Friday Buffet

I’ve seen refrigerator makers leverage keeping foods fresher, longer, but I’ve never seen such an overt discussion of how a fridge avoids waste (and saves bushels of cash!).

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Wait, there’s a composting operation in Las Vegas?! Things are looking up. Then again…A1 organics is generating complaints from neighbors (who moved into homes in an industrial area).

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UK food retailer Waitrose is stepping up its use of anaerobic digestion by diverting all food waste from its corporate headquarters to an AD facility. That’s a lot of tea bags. And it isn’t too surprising, given their commitment to the waste-to-energy technology.

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Here’s a thoughtful look at the balance of convenience and conservation with trayless dining at Stanford, where it hasn’t been adopted campus-wide (yet). The piece highlights the benefits, but also reminds us that sustainability is a big picture kind of thing:

“I think it’s ridiculous because here you are, making people feel guilty because you’re using trays … and at the same time every night at midnight you’ve got water spraying everywhere on the lawn,” said Julien Nakache, who is visiting from France.

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