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Friday Buffet

Tesco released a major report yesterday called What Matters Now: Using Our Scale For Good. One of the three ambitions was to lead in reducing food waste globally. The massive, UK-based retailer plans to use its industry standing to prompt suppliers and manufacturers to reduce food waste, while helping consumers do the same. For more [...]

May 24, 2013 | Posted in Composting, Restaurant, School, Supermarket | Comments closed

Austin’s Año Against Food Waste

Late in December, the Austin City Council declared 2013 the Year of Food Waste Prevention and Recovery in Austin, Texas. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it’s encouraging and important because: Whereas, America wastes 40 percent of its food; and Whereas wasted food has negative environmental impact and represents a lost opportunity to [...]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Food Recovery, Legislation | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Looks like in.gredients, the Austin-based zero-waste store is set to open by the end of the year. The bulk food vender will mostly sell to customers wielding their own containers, but compostable packaging will be for sale, too. I’m excited to see this operation in action! — — Statistics New Zealand just released some interesting…statistics [...]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Composting, Environment, Friday Buffet, International, Supermarket, Waste Stream | Comments closed

You In?

A package-free, zero-waste, crowd-sourced grocery store is in the works in Austin? Holy hyphens! The store, In.gredients, will open at some point in 2011, as long as their funding outreach progresses. I’m excited to see this store come to fruition, as it seems like a model for other grocers to aim for. I have one small caveat, [...]

June 29, 2011 | Posted in Supermarket | Comments closed
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