Category Archives: Events

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

Friday Buffet

Britain’s waste-crusaders, WRAP, have a new report out on hospitality sector waste. View the full report (with the rare consecutive prepositions) here. — — At Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Phoenix, stadium operators will collect and compost food waste. — — The other NRA–the National Restaurant Association–is taking on food court waste. Both at malls and airports! — — A [...]

July 8, 2011 | Also posted in Composting, Friday Buffet, International | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

I didn’t see the 7-11 episode of Undercover Boss, but it’s nice to hear that an employee throwing out doughnuts peeved said incognito CEO. — — As the playoffs are in full swing, the NHL is still recovering food league-wide. And still getting EPA recognition. — — NYC and composting: Not a Love a Story — [...]

April 29, 2011 | Also posted in Composting, Food Recovery, Friday Buffet, Household | Comments closed

Q & A: NHL’s Green Guru

The National Hockey League is the only major sports league with all of its teams participating in stadium food recovery. Bernadette Mansur, the NHL’s senior VP of public affairs, helped launch the NHL Green Initiative in 2010. To find out how the Green initiative came to include its league-wide food recovery program, I spoke with Mansur: [...]

April 21, 2011 | Also posted in Food Recovery, Q & A | Comments closed


It’s neat to find a conference attracting practitioners of composting, anaerobic digestion, and other organic recycling schemes. BioCycle’s Global 2011 in San Diego is just that. There’s plenty of talk of separating organics from the waste stream, air emissions from composting, and the carbon cap-and-trade system. There was even a very public debate about land [...]

April 13, 2011 | Also posted in Anaerobic Digestion, Composting, Food Recovery | Comments closed

Progress Report

As some of you know, I’ve been traveling on the West Coast this week in support of my book. Or as I like to call it, the Preach to the Choir Tour 2011. Anyway, I thought I’d share a few bits of media. In San Francisco, I had a great time chatting with Alex Wise. [...]

March 10, 2011 | Also posted in General, Personal | Comments closed

Super Monday

Good to hear the NFL’s habit of recovering edible food from its Super Bowls continued last night in Dallas. This tradition of excellence donation has been happening for almost 20 years now. The NFL works with local food recovery groups and acquires food from events leading up to the game and the game itself (both high [...]

February 7, 2011 | Also posted in Food Recovery, Household | Comments closed

Turkey Week Project

It’s that time of year again–when I start thinking about the glorious Thanksgiving…leftovers! If you’re like me, you might be craving that day-after sandwich as much as the day-of dinner. Yet, with all of our abundance, though, comes the threat of waste. That’s why I’m hoping you guys will submit some advice here and on [...]

November 22, 2010 | Also posted in History and Culture, Household | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Don’t look now, but Walmart is doing it again. The retail giant announced plans to reduce food waste at its stores by 10 to 15 percent! Hopefully this prompts other supermarkets to keep pace. — — Salon offered up the useful, fun Seven Tasty Ways to Stop Wasting Food. My favorite–”Don’t be a wuss” (eat [...]

October 15, 2010 | Also posted in Composting, Household, Supermarket | Comments closed
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