Friday Buffet

Looks like in.gredients, the Austin-based zero-waste store is set to open by the end of the year. The bulk food vender will mostly sell to customers wielding their own containers, but compostable packaging will be for sale, too. I’m excited to see this operation in action!

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Statistics New Zealand just released some interesting…statistics on food waste. For example, produce makes up more than half of (capital K)¬†Kiwi food waste. And 27% of the country composts–wow!

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A  partnership between Publix supermarkets and Waste Management has yielded a new composting facility in Florida. The Organics Recycling Facility in Okeechobee will turn food waste from 42 Publix stores into a useful soil amendment.

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This piece in The Hindu begins with this hammer blow:

Wasting food is a crime against humanity.

The rest of the story works, too, detailing food waste in India.

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  1. Sandy
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Wow. I just read the article about Publix and the composting facility. The irony is that I am at work, in Lakeland (aka Publixland) at an even larger organic compost facility. We are right under their noses and they didn’t know we were here.

  2. Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    That’s wild! I wonder if there’s a chance to collaborate?

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