Monthly Archives: August 2013

Friday Buffet

Uber-media-friendly app LeftoverSwap launches today! Hopefully its impact will match its ability to generate press. — — Next week is Zero Waste Week! Drop by, sign up and zero out waste…with many of the helpful tips that Rachelle and crew will be providing. — — Glad to hear that the Emirates Environmental Group in the [...]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Composting, General, International, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Messaging on Food Waste Messaging

UK research group WRAP has released some incredibly useful research for cities and towns hoping to both reduce and recycle food waste, those that have implemented food waste collection already and those that plan to do so. You can see the full report here or view the easily-digested, data-heavy slides. The study stemmed from this problem: implementing composting [...]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Composting, International, Stats, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Waste on the Mind

Newsflash: Britons are increasingly focused on food waste. We’d long suspected that, but here’s further quantitative proof to that effect, courtesy of the Sustainable Restaurant Association study The Discerning Diner (here’s the full report PDF). The SRA poll asked: ‘which of these 13 issues are most important for restaurants to focus on.’ The 1,000 poll respondents [...]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in International, Leftovers, Restaurant | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Flamengo just became my favorite Brazilian soccer (football) team. The Brasilia-based team marched a Think.Eat.Save banner on the field recently, promoting the UNEP campaign to reduce food waste. OK, so it was only a banner. But it’s an important step, given that the World Cup will be in Brazil next year. In the meantime, Viva [...]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Friday Buffet, International | Comments closed

Monday Roundup

The LeftoverSwap app that facilitates giving one’s leftovers to others launches August 30 (for iPhones). But…is it legal?? — — You gonna use that pomace? Using the excess seeds, skin and stems from wine-making process is all the rage.  — — All 30 National Hockey League teams will donate unsold concessions through old-school food rescuers [...]

August 12, 2013 | Posted in Composting, Environment, Food Recovery, Leftovers, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Beginning next month, the University of North Texas will be launching an educational campaign to cut campus food waste. Let’s hope it has an impact on students there! — — The Chinese city of Wuhan will be using GPS to track food waste in the waste stream, a reflection of the increased attention being paid [...]

August 9, 2013 | Posted in Friday Buffet, International, Restaurant, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Senators: Permanent Tax Incentives for Food Donations

You would think tax benefits for donating food would be on firm ground. You would think. Instead, they’ve been re-upped annually since coming into existence in 2006. Well, some Senators are trying to end that tenuous situation by making such hunger- and waste-alleviating tax incentives permanent. In addition, the law would also apply to farmers. At [...]

August 6, 2013 | Posted in Food Recovery, Restaurant | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced some further details on New York’s plan to expand its composting program from the current thousand-odd households to 100,000 by 2014. And it’s about time, given that a staggering 29% of New York City’s trash is compostable. Salon examines the potential revenue embedded in that waste stream. You know who thinks [...]

August 2, 2013 | Posted in Anaerobic Digestion, Composting | Comments closed

You Gonna Eat That, Neighbor?

Eating other people’s leftovers isn’t for everyone, but it is for someone. LeftoverSwap app founder Dan Newman hopes that others aside from me (and foragers and freegans) are interested in the notion. The app, due out by the end of this month, will facilitate leftover sharing or trading. You post a picture of your leftovers and [...]

August 1, 2013 | Posted in Household, Leftovers, Restaurant | Comments closed
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