Food Waste

Plastic Waste, Food Safety and Food Waste: How Interconnected Are They?

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In the latest episode of the CGF Podcast, host Louise Chester speaks to fellow CGF colleagues Erica Sheward, Director of the Global Food Safety Initiative, and Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Sustainability, who leads the CGF’s Coalitions of Action on Plastic Waste and Food Waste.

Reducing Food Waste Through Technology Solutions

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Food waste can contribute to the ongoing issue of malnutrition in many countries worldwide, as well as the squandering of valuable natural resources. Slashing food waste is a challenge many businesses are beginning to tackle and successfully doing so can bring significant benefits, both financial and environmental, to producers, retailers, and consumers alike. The Consumer Goods Forum has been providing a platform for shared resources under the auspices of their ‘Resolution on Food Waste’ since 2015.

Business Collaboration to Protect Our Planet Has Never Been More Critical

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Our unique and precious world is on the brink of profound change. Our actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of people, communities and our planet now: they are determining whether future generations will thrive — even survive.

CGF Sustainability Director Moderates Panel on Food Waste and the SDGs at The Future of Food USA

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On March 25TH, Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), joined a panel at The Future of Food USA, organised by Innovation Forum. Ignacio, who oversees the CGF’s Coalition Food Waste was invited to moderate a panel “Global food waste and the SDGs: How can companies reduce and eliminate food waste in the supply chain” and to share his thoughts on the industry’s role in solving the food waste problem and progress so far.

How Replate Uses Technology to Maximize Food Rescue

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Maen Mahfoud is the CEO and founder of Replate, a tech nonprofit with a mission to reduce food waste and food insecurity through its food recovery system. See how Cisco supports Replate to help those experiencing food insecurity.

HelloFresh Announces Sustainability Progress and Commits to Ambitious Targets

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  • Strong progress in 2020: carbon emissions at production facilities decreased from 9.3 to 4.1 grams per euro revenue; remaining emissions were successfully offset
  • Food waste in operations reduced by a third on a per euro revenue basis; 73% of excess food was donated to charitable organizations
  • First-time sustainability targets announced; targets will significantly impact reduction of carbon emissions and food waste
  • HelloFresh became first global carbon-neutral meal kit company

Ecocentricity Blog: The Ethics of Environmentalism

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If you wish everyone would compost their food waste to help mitigate climate change, then you should compost. If you wish everyone would refuse plastic straws to help keep them out of the oceans, then you should refuse plastic straws.

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If you wish everyone would compost their food waste to help mitigate climate change, then you should compost. If you wish everyone would refuse plastic straws to help keep them out of the oceans, then you should refuse plastic straws.

Italy Harvest Food Donation 101 With Angela Belcastro

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1. Can you give us a brief history on Harvest in Italy? When did it start?

KFC arrived in Italy at the end of 2014 and from the very beginning the company worked on figuring out how to activate the Harvest Program in our market as a pillar of the CSR commitment. As a quick service restaurant brand our focus on CSR addresses topics related to food, as well as fighting hunger and reduce food waste– Harvest addresses both. 

General Mills Helps Put an End to Food Waste by Supporting Feeding America's MealConnect Program

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Mary Jane Melendez, Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer at General Mills collaborates with Feeding America on the Dr. Oz Show to raise awareness of food waste/loss and MealConnect as a smart and easy solution to food waste and hunger.

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