Category Archives: Airline

Clear Skies for Airport Food Recovery?

If you’ve spent any late night time at the airport, chances are you’ve wondered what happened to all that wrapped, prepared food. Unfortunately, it’s usually tossed. But that is changing at Tampa International Airport, where food vendor HMS Host is donating these packaged eats like sandwiches and those yummy yet incredibly pricey yogurt parfaits to a […]

February 8, 2012 | Also posted in Food Recovery | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Iowa State’s University Extension urges students to reduce waste as part of its Spend Smart, Eat Smart campaign. It includes a useful run-down on expiration date definitions. — — I am in no way surprised that a Portland culinary school teaches students to be smart about waste. I am a bit surprised that the Art […]

August 27, 2010 | Also posted in Composting, Friday Buffet, International | Comments closed

Flying the Wasteful Skies

Ruggero Da Ros wrote me recently with a link to his article, in Italian on airline food waste. Since he was kind enough to provide the translation, I thought I’d post it here. In addition to raising the interesting topic of airborne food waste, it’s a nice memento of the days when American airlines served […]

October 7, 2009 | Posted in Airline | Comments closed

Food Donation Takes Off

Who says all changes in the airline industry are for the worse? This year, Alaska Airlines started donating unopened food from its flights into Portland and Seattle. The Seattle-based flyer gave food banks more than 80,000 pounds of food in 2008. While it may not be smoked salmon, it’s pretty decent stuff: The food is […]

December 17, 2008 | Also posted in Food Recovery | Comments closed