To help businesses address food waste, Great Forest partnered with Replate to put together a food waste toolkit to help companies understand the impact of treating food as waste, and learn how to implement solutions that work.
The toolkit includes data on cost savings, simple strategies, and case studies that show how businesses have succeeded at reducing food waste.
Why Target Food Waste?
The toolkit comes just as the COP 27 climate change conference announced urgent action to accelerate efforts to accomplish Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, which calls food waste to be halved by 2030.
The “123 Pledge” urges governments, businesses, and other stakeholders to commit to making food waste reduction a key part of any country or company strategy.
At COP27, the issue of food waste took center stage in negotiations, as experts reiterated the central role food waste plays in addressing climate change and reaching net zero.
“Without real action to halve food loss and waste, it will be very difficult to solve the climate crisis,” said Liz Goodwin, Senior Fellow and Director of Food Loss and Waste at World Resources Institute, which serves as the secretariat of Champions 12.3, a coalition dedicated to achieving the SDG 12.3.
“We cannot achieve net zero emission without tackling food loss and waste,” said Richard Swannell, CEO of climate NGO WRAP.
Great Forest’s waste research supports these conclusions. Data from the the largest and most comprehensive waste characterization study to date focused on commercial buildings revealed that organics is the BIGGEST opportunity businesses have to reduce waste and make an impact. Learn more about the big returns on investment companies can achieve when they address food waste and more. Download the food waste toolkit now.