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Rethink Your Waste: 77% Of Trash Is Not Trash At All!

Great Forest recently joined over 1,200 attendees and nearly 80 exhibitors at NYC’s first Food Waste Fair to help businesses find effective solutions to this growing and costly waste problem. New York City spends a reported $180 million annually to send food waste to the landfill. Our key message: businesses have to rethink their waste. Why? Because … Continue reading Rethink Your Waste: 77% Of Trash Is Not Trash At All!

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“Further With Food” – Online Hub For Food Waste Solutions Features Resources From Great Forest and Others

With regulations targeting organics on the rise nationwide, a new online resource backed by the USDA, EPA, and other partners, aims to gather relevant material together in one place to make it easier for businesses and organizations looking for information and help addressing food waste issues. Great Forest’s guide to new and emerging food waste technologies is … Continue reading “Further With Food” – Online Hub For Food Waste Solutions Features Resources From Great Forest and Others

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Industry Trends:
Save Billions By Cutting Food Waste

Originally published Dec 2015. In 2016, an increasing number of businesses will be focusing on cutting food waste.  Why? Because businesses can save billions by doing so.  In the U.S., as much as 3000 pounds of food is wasted every second. During the holiday season, that figure is even higher.  The problem is estimated to cost the … Continue reading Industry Trends:
Save Billions By Cutting Food Waste

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Trends: The Food Waste Epidemic – What Can You Do?

Sept. 2015 …we know that approximately a third of all food produced is discarded, and “whenever food is thrown out it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor.” (50) — Pope Francis, Laudato Si. The topic of food waste has been in the news recently as New York and other … Continue reading Trends: The Food Waste Epidemic – What Can You Do?

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Overview: A Guide To New And Emerging Food Waste Technologies

What is the difference between anaerobic or aerobic digestion?  What is thermal hydrolysis or pyrolysis? Great Forest has put together a detailed overview of various new and emerging food waste technologies that might be viable alternatives to the current practice of landfilling food waste.  The guide – “New And Emerging Food Waste Recycling Technologies” – will help you make … Continue reading Overview: A Guide To New And Emerging Food Waste Technologies

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Exploring Solutions For Dealing With Food Waste: Blue Bag Organics

To get ready for NYC’s push for mandatory recycling of organic materials, Great Forest has been exploring options that could work for NYC businesses that have little or no space to store organic waste, and where separate organics pick-ups are not feasible. One of the solutions we are testing uses Blue/Green bags from a company … Continue reading Exploring Solutions For Dealing With Food Waste: Blue Bag Organics

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Organics: A Guide For Businesses and Organizations

This Great Forest guide was updated July 2017. It was originally published as a guide to composting in Environmental Leader, November 7, 2013.  — Organics make up the largest component of Municipal Solid Waste – about 34% of waste generated. Organic materials decomposing in landfills or burned in incinerators have a direct impact on climate change. Emissions … Continue reading Organics: A Guide For Businesses and Organizations

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