Tag Archives: San Francisco

Friday Buffet

File under ‘rising tide of food waste coverage:’ National Geographic ran this neat piece on how cities manage to compost their abundant food waste. — — Three Hawaiian universities have signed on to fight food waste. Hawaiian food waste takes on a heightened importance, as that food has probably been imported and it’ll likely be exported, […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Composting, Friday Buffet, History and Culture, School | Comments closed


I biked past a church pumpkin patch yesterday and was surprised to see a relatively stocked supply, despite the day-after timing. That got me thinking about our pumpkins’ fates. Pumpkins are the most wasted food in homes (by weight), as detailed in a soon-to-be published study that shall remain nameless. Yet, I can’t get too […]

November 2, 2010 | Posted in Composting, History and Culture | Comments closed

It Can’t Hurt to Ask

A new effort by a San Francisco neighborhood group has diverted thousands of tons of fresh, local food from the compost pile to the mouths of many. How? Simply by asking. The Wigg Party, a community group based in the neighborhoods around a bike route called The Wiggles The Wiggle, recently began rescuing foods from […]

August 4, 2010 | Posted in Composting, Farmers' Market, Food Recovery | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

A late addition to the steam table: New York’s Dept. of Ag says it’s okay to change the sell-by date on food. The rule itself isn’t terrible, considering the sell-by date is aimed at stores. But it seems like a bad idea in that it could lead to abuse. — — A year into San Francisco’s mandatory […]

June 4, 2010 | Posted in Composting, Environment, Friday Buffet, Household, Waste Stream | Comments closed