Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Challenge

In the last post, I answered that most vexing of questions: Why should I care about food waste? Given its environmental, ethical and economic impact, the logical next question is: What can I do?? You’ll never guess what my first bit of advice is: Waste less food! Sure. But how? The short answer is to become […]

March 31, 2011 | Posted in Household | Comments closed

Why Waste Matters

If you’ve ever thought about food waste, this thought has probably passed through your mind: Why do I even care? Or maybe you’ve heard about wasted food’s ramifications before but find yourself in need of a refresher. In either case, it’s never a bad thing to consider why we shouldn’t squander food. So here goes: […]

March 29, 2011 | Posted in Energy, Environment, Hunger | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Walmart recently announced that their California stores have reduced what they send to the landfill by 80 percent (since 2009). Food donations, composting and anaerobic digestion all play a role there, with their stated goal of eliminating landfill waste by 2025. — — A new UK study found that household food waste accounts for 3 […]

March 25, 2011 | Posted in Friday Buffet, International, Personal, Supermarket, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Icing Postgame Waste

RWIU + NHL = Win, says EPA. OK, let’s run that back: Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to honor the partnership of Rock and Wrap It Up and The National Hockey League. Rock and Wrap It Up is a New York-based food recovery group that leads the way in event food recovery. And […]

March 21, 2011 | Posted in Food Recovery | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Massachusetts (food) waste-to-energy company Harvest Power is turning plenty of heads with their fundraising, which will speed development of two anaerobic digesters in Canada. It’s too bad a Massachusetts company hasn’t been able to create any American projects. Yet that’s the sad, but hopefully changing, reality. — —- Here’s a nice piece on gleaning in the […]

March 18, 2011 | Posted in Anaerobic Digestion, Food Recovery, Friday Buffet | Comments closed

Cheap, Cheap!

As I’ve often mentioned, cheap food is a major cause for food waste. For the past few years it has hovered at about 10 percent of household spending. But, at a recent brown bag lunch, Portland food and waste thinkers informed me that the cost had dipped even further. It’s now 6.9 percent! That’s based […]

March 16, 2011 | Posted in Household | Comments closed

Catching Up

I’m still getting mentally unpacked from a fabulous West Coast swing. (Thanks to all who came out to one event or another.) While I was away, I didn’t have the chance to pass along a link to this New York Times piece on expiration dates. It was neat to see such a major newspaper address […]

March 14, 2011 | Posted in Food Safety, Household, Personal | Comments closed

Progress Report

As some of you know, I’ve been traveling on the West Coast this week in support of my book. Or as I like to call it, the Preach to the Choir Tour 2011. Anyway, I thought I’d share a few bits of media. In San Francisco, I had a great time chatting with Alex Wise. […]

March 10, 2011 | Posted in Events, General, Personal | Comments closed

Bread Love

I’m on the road now, prepping for a couple of events in San Francisco (find details here). But I had to pass on this useful post communicating 17 Uses for Stale Bread. And  you were planning to feed it to the birds!!

March 7, 2011 | Posted in Household, Life to Leftovers, Repurposing | Comments closed

Road Trip!

In Jonathan Bloom news: I’m excited to be heading west for my D.I.Y. book tour next week, visiting San Francisco, Seattle and Portland. Or as I like to call it, The Compost Coast. For a full list of events, glance over at the sidebar, or visit my book site. Hope to see you somewhere! In other […]

March 4, 2011 | Posted in Composting, International, Personal | Comments closed