Tag Archives: Walmart

NPR Spotlights Food Donation

NPR’s All Things Considered ran a fabulous feature on food donation last night, A Squash’s Journey (Sort of sounds like a kids book, no?) The story focuses on Walmart’s impressive food donation program. Specifically, it traces the, yes, journey of a squash and an ear of corn from the retail shelf to food bank recipients’ [...]

June 24, 2011 | Posted in Food Recovery, Personal, Supermarket | Comments closed

The Secret Life of Eggs

I’m not a fan of expiration dates in general–see yesterday’s post–but if stamping them on eggs (along with the batch number) saves half a billion eggs per year at Walmart alone…I can stomach them. Yes, the Walmart video below is a nice bit of propaganda, but it’s a result of a genuine effort by that retailer [...]

June 1, 2011 | Posted in Food Safety, Supermarket, Technology | 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

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 | Posted in Composting, Events, Household, Supermarket | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

As if the environmental benefits weren’t enough, separating food waste from landfill-bound trash also creates jobs! — — I always knew Converted Organics was innovative, but now there’s proof that I’m not the only one impressed with their High Temperature Liquid Composting (HTLC) system. — — Not to be outdone, Minnesota’s Eureka Recycling will soon [...]

June 25, 2010 | Posted in Anaerobic Digestion, Composting, Energy, Friday Buffet, International | Comments closed
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