Prior to the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, concerns were already mounting over the amount of food waste produced by the United States. With the continuing spread of the virus, concerns over food security are ongoing.
As Fast Company reports, Vermont has become the first state to "ban" food waste. Henceforth, residents and businesses will be required to put things like apple cores, potato peelings, and any spoiled food into separate bins that will be picked up periodically from the curb.
The need for swift action to adapt to climate change is undeniable - day after day, experts warn of the devastating effects that rising temperatures across the globe are having on the world oceans,the weather, and the food security of millions of people. To add to the toll to the environment, a third of the world's food production goes to waste, while "hundreds of millions" go hungry.
We all need to eat, but there is a prodigious amount of waste associated with traditional farming. From the massive amount of land and water it uses, to the pesticides it requires, to harvesting and transporting, it's not exactly what someone would call efficient.
If there's anything we know about pizza boxes, it's that they're square, and they contain a delicious round meal. However, if you're into recycling, then you also know that the grease spots, cheese stains, and sauce spills make pizza boxes nearly impossible to recycle, as the food waste contaminates the process.
Food waste is a growing problem in the United States. 50% of all produced food in this country is thrown away and makeup 19% of landfills.
There are several ways hotel restaurants cut down on food waste, including reducing the size of the portions, stop offering free bread and butter, and using technology to monitor food waste for the kitchen staff. Stop offering free bread and butter The Red Tavern, located at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Portland, decided to reduce the amount of waste serving bread and butter.
Developing an app that helps to cut down on food waste is actually the second business enterprise that Danish entrepreneur Mette Lykke has undertaken after leaving a big consulting firm in 2007. Her first endeavor was a sports training app that she and her partners developed under the brand label Endomondo.
Sometimes, after a long day, you just don't feel like cooking, so you order takeout or delivery from your favorite restaurant. Eating out without leaving your couch is easier than ever with delivery apps these days.
Food waste is a problem, and one of the primary sources of that waste comes from stores throwing out unsold food. While everyone agrees food should go to people who need it, the challenge has been finding a way to distribute the food in the time between when it's not fresh enough to stay on the store's shelves, and when it's no longer safe to eat.