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 Audit: How Restaurants Can Fight Food Waste and Hunger
Around the world, businesses are increasingly being pressured by rising waste costs, public opinion, or by law to take action on food waste. Rather than seeing it as a problem, businesses should seize the opportunity to invest in food waste reduction efforts because the returns can be high. On average, businesses save $7 for every … Continue reading Food Waste: Facts and Solutions
Businesses Get High Returns For Addressing Organics
What is in your trash? A Great Forest study based on 100 commercial waste audits revealed that 77% of what is usually thrown out as trash is NOT trash at all but recyclable materials.
“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
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
Great Forest is featured in this Global Green video about innovative efforts to reduce food waste. Global Green works to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. Click the image below to watch the video.
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?
According to the US EPA, organic materials make up the single largest component of U.S. municipal solid waste, and accounts for a significant portion of U.S. methane emissions. In the largest global study of commercial building waste, Great Forest found that organics consistently make up the largest portion of a building’s trash stream (36%). With … Continue reading Overview: A Guide To New And Emerging Food Waste Technologies
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
This guide outlines the steps any organization can take to reduce the amount of organics sent to the landfill or incinerator. Composting is just one approach to dealing with food and organic waste. Great Forest’s organics program is customized to work with each client’s individual needs, and may include composting, as well as anaerobic and aerobic … Continue reading Composting: A Guide To Addressing Organics For Businesses and Organizations