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 guess how they got their name?? Yes, what began with rock concerts spread to sports franchises in all of the major sports. And apparently to all 30 NHL teams, who have committed to donate unsold, edible food remaining after games.

But according to the release, the teams that have really embraced the effort thus far are the Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild. The old Norris Division teams (plus Columbus) are really rocking here.

Then again, the Pittsburgh Penguins are doing there part, too. Really commendable work by all the participating teams and RWIU.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted March 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    hi jon i was a your presentation in toledo, ohio at augsburg church. i asked you the question about farm subsidies and wasted idea of ethonal. your photo of a vent letting off methene was the most striking. why doesn’t the gov’t connect a hose to this stuff and haverst the gas for fuel and heat? i would like to do some research on environment impact not of throwaway foods solely but on the throwaway of the fuel to bring food to the usa and the sheer waste of that deminsion of th eequation. you should, i think check out the waste of fuel to bring produce to the use and the amount of that produce that is wasted once it gets here. a commercial has been shown where a kid eating a banana and a chute opens and the kid is buried in the bananas wasted as the jet polluting the ozone flies over head. and there are more recent commercials about people throwing away food as humorous to sell ziplocks and another showing one store considering itself a wonder for displaying 62 types of fruits, how much of that is wasted? jon over to you, peace out for now, god bless

  2. Posted March 24, 2011 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Hey David,
    Thanks for coming out the other night and for your great question. The photo I showed of the methane vent comes from an old landfill. Newer ones, and landfills that are over a certain size are required to at least “flare” their methane, lessening the env impact. And some capture and create energy from the methane. But they are really inefficient in the amount that they capture.

    That’s a good point about the amount of fuel used to bring food to the US. It goes along with the massive amount of oil we use domestically in our food chain. Taken together, it means a great squandering of resources when we waste food.

    Keep asking these important questions! And be well,
    Jonathan

  3. Posted February 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Do you wear boxers or biefs? I wana bui em. 217644

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