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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Food Waste Audits Help Restaurants Fight Waste and Hunger

This article originally appeared in QSR magazine, Nov. 2019. With the holiday season fast approaching, businesses, especially restaurants, will likely begin experiencing more food waste. Did you know the largest component of most commercial waste streams is organics? A large chunk of that is wasted food. A nationwide survey of over 100 commercial waste audits conducted by … Continue reading Food Waste Audits Help Restaurants Fight Waste and Hunger

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Waste Audit Reveals What’s In Your Waste Stream – 77% of “Trash” Is NOT Trash At All

This article originally appeared in the NYSAR3 Fall 2019 Newsletter. Have you looked in your trash lately? Understanding what is in your waste stream is key to helping you reduce, reuse and recycle effectively. A waste audit may reveal some surprises. In a survey of 100 waste audits conducted nationwide, Great Forest found that 77% of … Continue reading Waste Audit Reveals What’s In Your Waste Stream – 77% of “Trash” Is NOT Trash At All

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Case Study: What A Food Waste Audit At A National Restaurant Chain Revealed

Photo: Dan Gold, Unsplash Client: A fast casual national chain with locations across the country. Summary: Great Forest conducted food waste audits at 3 locations of a national restaurant chain, revealing that the chain could rescue an average of 26.7% of its daily food waste. The audit helped the restaurant brand determine how much of their … Continue reading Case Study: What A Food Waste Audit At A National Restaurant Chain Revealed

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