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The Power of Circular and Integrated Water-Food-Energy Management in Tackling Global Challenges

The Power of Circular and Integrated Water-Food-Energy Management in Tackling Global Challenges

The predicted growth of the global population will pose a critical challenge for the sustainable and equitable supply of resources, and current linear economic approaches prove inappropriate to foster more sustainable food and energy production and resource and waste management.

Waste in the Food Supply Chain

Waste in the Food Supply Chain

Though the national dialogue around food waste often centers around consumer behavior, the role of private sector companies is the "most critical" in the fight against food waste, since their decisions reverberate up and down the supply chain.

Food Waste Produced by World's Richest Nations Could End World Hunger Twice Over

Food Waste Produced by World's Richest Nations Could End World Hunger Twice Over

Food waste doesn't just impact our global hunger crises; it's also a detriment to the environment. Food production requires water and land and it also releases methane when left uneaten. Methane, a greenhouse gas more damaging than CO2, is also a major byproduct of livestock production.

Restaurant Waste: What Can Be Done

Restaurant Waste: What Can Be Done

The USDA has reported that in 2010 alone, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food was thrown out both in residences and restaurants/shops.

Food Recovery: Not Only Important, But Makes Economic Sense

Food Recovery: Not Only Important, But Makes Economic Sense

Food waste occurs across the food system from the farm, post-harvest, processing, transporting, wholesaling, retailing and the consumers.

Food Waste in the United States

Food Waste in the United States

In the United States, food waste serves as a dominant component of landfill masses, oil and freshwater waste, methane and CO2 emissions, damage to wildlife ecosystems, and substantial financial losses.

Consumer Behavior and Attitude Towards Food Waste

Consumer Behavior and Attitude Towards Food Waste

Despite the often reported “anxieties” and “guilt”, food wasting has become an ordinary, necessary even, part of domestic food practices.

How Diverting Food Waste Helps in Decreasing Emissions from Landfills

How Diverting Food Waste Helps in Decreasing Emissions from Landfills

Between 30% to 40% of food is wasted along the supply chain, from processing through in-home and dining-out consumption. Food waste is typically the first or second largest component of the municipal solid waste stream.

Restaurants and Food Waste

Restaurants and Food Waste

A study by Unilever revealed that 72% of U.S. diners said that they care about how food waste is handled. 47% are concerned enough that they would be willing to spend more money to eat at a place that actively tries to reduce its food waste production.

Consumer Behavior on Food Wastage

Consumer Behavior on Food Wastage

ReFED estimates that US households alone waste 76 billion pounds of food per year. Major contributors to household food waste include food spoilage, over-preparing, date label confusion, overbuying and poor planning.