Category Archives: General

Visualizing Australian Food Waste

Apparently, infographic month continues here at Wasted Food, this time for Australia. My favorite stat from Foodwise: Australia’s annual food waste would fill enough trash trucks to stretch from Oz to New Zealand three times! (I will refrain from making a lame Outback Steakhouse joke here.)

December 19, 2013 | Also posted in Infographic, International, Stats | Comments closed

Be Thankful, Not Wasteful

I wrote this as a cross-post for the Think.Eat.Save site, created by the United Nations Environmental Programme. Hope you have a wonderful, waste-free Thanksgiving! — Think. Eat. Save. Those words are not just a rallying cry, they also offer a succinct strategy for minimizing Thanksgiving food waste. Yet, why even worry about squandered food on a [...]

November 25, 2013 | Posted in General | Comments closed

Food Packaging in the Limelight

Most of us hold a vague (or fervent) view that the less packaging the better. When it comes to food, though, it’s not as simple as that. On the one hand, packaged food prevents choice in the amount we buy, which can prompt overbuying (and waste). Then again, packaging can keep food fresher longer and [...]

October 14, 2013 | Also posted in International, Packaging, Storage, Technology | Comments closed

“Best” Make Some Changes

The NRDC and Harvard Law School released an excellent, in-depth report on date labels today. The Dating Game is required reading for anyone trying to make sense of the expiration dates. The report details the current situation with date labels, and it’s a grim one. There’s no consistency in terminology; instead it’s a jumble of [...]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in General | Comments closed

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 | Also posted in Composting, International, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Images on Excess

I’m a big fan of infographics, and adding moving (info)graphics does nothing to diminish the impact of this one, made by visual.ly:

July 30, 2013 | Also posted in Stats | Comments closed

Declare Your Independence from Food Waste!

While we’re celebrating declaring independence from the British Crown, it’s worth remembering to declare your independence from food waste. How does one do that? Here’s one way: Whether you’re planning a cookout, a picnic or a regular old meal, plan ahead! Think about how many people will be eating and the amount folks are likely to [...]

July 4, 2013 | Also posted in History and Culture, Household | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

This NPR piece takes us inside a New York City hi-rise apartment building that’s now composting as part of a pilot program. Making hi-rise composting work will be a key to New York’s composting future, given New York’s urban landscape. — — Here’s the first peep I’ve seen from Britain suggesting a national ban on [...]

June 28, 2013 | Also posted in Composting, Friday Buffet, International, Waste Stream | Comments closed

World Environment Day Recap

Yesterday was World Environment Day, and it was raining food waste activism. If only every day could be World Environment Day! (Not quite as catchy as ‘Earth Day every day,’ but you get the idea…). I had a hard time keeping track of all that happened yesterday in Food Waste World, so I’m guessing you [...]

June 6, 2013 | Also posted in Environment, Hunger, International | Comments closed

Waste Weigh Friday

Last Friday, I helped oversee a cafeteria waste audit at Bucknell. It was my last day at the school and it was a nice culmination to a week of food waste awareness. It felt like a final exam–to gauge the impact of the week’s conversations, the posters in the cafeteria and a previous waste weigh. [...]

April 15, 2013 | Also posted in College, Personal, Worth a Thousand Words | Comments closed
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