Category Archives: Events

The Compost Bowl

It might be a white Super Bowl, but it’ll definitely be a green-ish one. For the first time, food scraps from the Super Bowl will be composted. That’s not a huge suprise, given that MetLife Stadium, host of this Sunday’s big game, has separated and composted food waste for two years. Still, it will be [...]

January 27, 2014 | Also posted in Composting, Food Recovery | Comments closed

GOBBLE Your Way to a Waste-free Turkey Day

Sad news, folks: every Thanksgiving, Americans squander 400 Statues of Liberty worth of turkey, by weight. That’s a lot of forsaken fowl—more than 200 million pounds—and a sign of how wasteful we’ve become. It’s time we stop this Turkey Day tomfoolery. First, throwing away 35 percent of our turkey is oh-so-ungrateful. It undermines the spirit [...]

November 28, 2013 | Also posted in History and Culture, Household, Leftovers | Comments closed

TD for AD: Cleveland’s Gri(n)diron Stadium

The Cleveland Browns will unveil a food-waste-to-energy scheme at this Sunday’s game. The storied, snake-bitten NFL team has installed pulpers to grind food waste on site before hauling it to a nearby anaerobic digester. This exciting news is part of the USDA Dairy Power program pairing dairy biodigesters with commercial food scraps. According to USDA calculations, if all [...]

November 19, 2013 | Also posted in Anaerobic Digestion, Composting, Energy | Comments closed

Art Against Waste

Images (and actions) speak louder than words. To wit: these neat finalists in a food waste ad contest and Klaus Pichler’s amazing photos. The Glue Society, an independent creative collective, just added to that growing body of food waste art with their installation More Than Ten Items or Less at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas. [...]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Events | Comments closed

Don’t Waste ‘World Food Day’

Today is World Food Day, and this year’s theme is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.” That’s not quite the same thing as food waste, but it’s really close. It’s a good opportunity to think about how fortunate most of us are to have regular access to food and to try to make [...]

October 16, 2013 | Also posted in Environment, International | Comments closed

Danes Demand an End to Waste

On Friday, Copenhagen will be…United Against Food Waste. The day will be a first: industry, government and consumers joining in a public event to tackle food waste. Even more encouraging, stakeholders from various stages of the food chain will speak at the event, which falls under the EU FUSIONS umbrella. In addition to the speeches, the [...]

October 2, 2013 | Also posted in Food Recovery, Hunger, International | Comments closed

Are Tomato Battles Wasteful?

So nobody invited me to one of the many Tomato Battles sweeping the West Coast?? They must have known better. These organized tomato fights a la La Tomatina seem like a lot of things: derivative, debaucherous, messy and fun. The real question–is it a big ol’ waste of tomatoes? The group addresses the question on their [...]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Events | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization continues to push waste reduction as part of the solution for our broken food system. Here, here! — — Rubies in the Rubble makes me wish I lived in London and I had more of a use for chutney. Cool stuff: — — Tattooing bananas. Looks fun, as long [...]

June 1, 2012 | Also posted in Farmers' Market, Food Recovery, Friday Buffet, Garden, International | Comments closed

Bieber Battles Waste

There’s that constant blog temptation to link to popular search terms like Bieber and American Wasteland. But this time there’s good reason: Justin Bieber loves food and hates waste. The Biebs recently trimmed his food demands in his tour rider, demanding less dressing room food at each concert venue. Perhaps the pop star made the [...]

April 16, 2012 | Posted in Events | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Sodexo’s Stop Wasting Food campaign is approaching its first b-day and remains pretty awesome. — — Nice to see public funds going toward a Love Food, Hate Waste Campaign…in Australia. — — It’s interesting to get a waste hauler’s perspective on greening events and composting. — — Finally, I gotta give my pal Ashley (of [...]

July 15, 2011 | Also posted in College, Composting, Food Recovery, Friday Buffet, Institutional, International | Comments closed
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