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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 | Posted in Composting, General, International, Waste Stream | Comments closed

A Cucumber’s Tale

This Wall Street Journal video provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the journey to bring Indian produce from farms to consumers. In making this vicarious trip along the supply chain, we glimpse some less-than-ideal handling practices. From unrefrigerated (and often uncovered) transport to bumpy roads to poor storage, the video illustrates the differences between the food [...]

January 14, 2013 | Posted in International, Storage | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

Korea may be onto something with their trash reduction strategy–using (RFID) electronic chips to help users pay for what they throw! — — The food safety experts at Consumer Reports weigh in on what ketchup rates highest how long summer condiments stay good. In my opinion, they err a tad on the cautious side (two weeks for [...]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Composting, Friday Buffet, International, Technology | 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

Friday Buffet

Walmart recently announced that their California stores have reduced what they send to the landfill by 80 percent (since 2009). Food donations, composting and anaerobic digestion all play a role there, with their stated goal of eliminating landfill waste by 2025. — — A new UK study found that household food waste accounts for 3 [...]

March 25, 2011 | Posted in Friday Buffet, International, Personal, Supermarket, Waste Stream | Comments closed
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