Food Waste

What Are You Doing About Plastic Waste?

What Are You Doing About Plastic Waste?

The United Nations Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution (GESAMP) estimated that land-based sources account for up to 80 percent of the world’s marine pollution, 60 to 95 percent of the waste being plastics debris.

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.

The Problem with Takeaway Coffee Cups

The Problem with Takeaway Coffee Cups

Back in early 2016, British TV chef and food writer Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall continued his ‘War on Waste’ series by looking at how difficult it is to recycle disposable coffee cups, despite many consumers mistakenly believing the paper cups can simply be placed in paper recycling bins and baskets.

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.

How is Plastic Used?

How is Plastic Used?

Amongst all plastics, polyolefins are dominant for a few reasons. However, these materials have serious downsides.

Beach Cleanups May Not Be the Perfect Solution for Plastic Pollution, But It Helps

Beach Cleanups May Not Be the Perfect Solution for Plastic Pollution, But It Helps

Every year, tens of thousands of people worldwide volunteer for the Sisyphean chore of picking up trash from beaches. The largest effort is conducted every September by the Ocean Conservancy, which in 30 years of cleanups has collected 300 million pounds and more than 350 types of items.

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.

Why Bioenergy is Important in Addressing Global Challenges Today

Why Bioenergy is Important in Addressing Global Challenges Today

Rural bioenergy is still the predominant form of energy used by people in the less developed countries, and bioenergy from biomass accounts for about 15% of the world’s primary energy consumption and about 38% of the primary energy consumption in developing countries.

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.