Takeout has been the next-best thing to a silver lining for the restaurant industry during COVID-19, but now one factor threatens to tarnish its sterling image: plastic waste. Shortly before the pandemic hit, the World Wildlife Federation projected a 40% increase in plastic pollution over the next decade.1 The COVID-driven surge in takeout has made […]Keep reading
Ugly produce gets some love!
Forget farm-to-table. The latest, or at least the most disturbing, food trend is farm-to-landfill. One study estimates that America loses “up to 40% of its food from farm-to-landfill.” The cause? According to multiple research reports, it’s all about cosmetics. This image problem creates an avalanche of waste all along the American food chain. Up to […]Keep reading
“Please Take One:” How to Encourage Customers Not to Waste
Reducing waste has significant economic, environmental and social benefits and is a priority for many businesses. If you are looking to reduce your company’s waste, customers may be the key. With a little encouragement, they can help you dramatically reduce the amount of waste your business produces every day through simple actions, like taking only […]Keep reading