Food Waste

Eliminating Food Waste Through Repurposed Products

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Whether it’s tossing imperfect, “unsellable,” or unused ingredients, annual food waste is a considerable concern across North America.

  • 35% of food production is wasted annually in Mexico. (Source: El Economista)
  • Over 50% of all food in Canada is wasted every year. (Source: impact.canada.ca)
  • 72% of US consumers say they’re concerned about the issue of food waste and its effects on the environment.

(Source: Datassential Sustainability Report)

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Whether it’s tossing imperfect, “unsellable,” or unused ingredients, annual food waste is a considerable concern across North America.

  • 35% of food production is wasted annually in Mexico. (Source: El Economista)
  • Over 50% of all food in Canada is wasted every year. (Source: impact.canada.ca)
  • 72% of US consumers say they’re concerned about the issue of food waste and its effects on the environment.

(Source: Datassential Sustainability Report)

Food Waste Is a Massive Societal Issue. Climate Corps and ReFED Partner To Implement Solutions.

By Mali'o Kodis
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In 2022, Climate Corps® is teaming up with ReFED to launch a pilot program to bolster the capacity of companies to tackle food waste.

Our private sector partners on this initiative for 2022 are Albertsons [Companies], Amy’s Kitchen, Aramark, CAVA, Conagra Brands, The J.M. Smucker Co., Sodexo, and United Natural Foods.

The fellows will tackle projects ranging from food waste data collection and analysis to strategy development to food waste solution implementation and refinement.

Carnival Corporation Installs Environmentally Innovative Food Waste Biodigesters

Press Release

World’s largest cruise company installs nearly 600 advanced biodigester machines across its global fleet

Investment in green food waste processing technology to naturally break down food waste supports company’s waste management objectives, as part of long-term sustainability goals

Businesses Must Strengthen Partnerships for Our Planet

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Today is Earth Day, an important moment to reflect on how we can all step up to the challenge of ensuring a prosperous future for generations. The scientific evidence is clear: we must act now if we are to stand a chance of halting runaway climate change. A transition to a greener and healthier future is a business and moral necessity, not an option – and every business must do more to accelerate faster progress.

Albertsons Companies Announces ESG Goals and Long-Term Strategies to Support a More Sustainable Future

Company commits to achieving net zero in its own operations by 2040, lays out plans to eliminate food waste going to landfill, increase workforce diversity, and help lead the fight against food insecurity
Press Release

BOISE, Idaho, April 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Today, Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI) launched long-term goals and strategies focused on maximizing the company’s positive impact across four pillars: Planet, People, Product, and Community. The company’s new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework, called “Recipe for Change,” further solidifies Albertsons Cos.’ commitment to using its national presence and resources to drive meaningful, proactive change.

Del Monte Foods Continues Its Fight Against Food Waste With Two New Upcycled-Certified Products

Del Monte® Gut Love and Boost Me Fruit Infusions are the Company’s Latest Products to be Upcycled Certified™ as it Delivers Food that Nourishes People and the Planet
Press Release

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Furthering its focus on reducing food waste, and in support of its commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Del Monte Foods, Inc.

5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Help the Environment

by Susan Bowerman, M.S., R.D., CSSD, CSOWM, FAND – Sr. Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training
Blog

Fall is the time of year when we start thinking about upcoming holiday celebrations and the beautiful, elaborate meals we’ll be preparing to share with family.

Unfortunately, the holidays have become synonymous with overeating and food waste, where we often buy too much and prepare more than we need.

The Importance of Environmental-Friendly Choices

Albertsons Companies Selects Afresh Technologies AI Platform

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"Managing these variables ultimately allows us to offer our customers even higher quality fresh products and further reduce our food waste."

As one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Loss and Waste Champions, Albertsons Cos. will be able to achieve, with innovative solutions like Afresh, its goal to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030.

Read the full release from Afresh here.

How Food Banks Impact Food Loss and Waste Reduction

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In this month’s episode, we are joined by Lisa Moon, Chief Executive Officer at The Global FoodBanking Network, an international non-profit organisation based in Chicago that supports community-driven solutions to alleviate hunger in more than 40 countries. Lisa shares her insights on how businesses can build successful partnerships with food banks and the impact for both people and planet.

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