Composting is grounds for change on Alaska flights

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

Posted on May 5, 2016 By Marianne Lindsey, Staff Writer Alaska Airlines serves up 37,000 cups of coffee a day on its more than 900 daily flights, brewed using more than 250,000 pounds of Starbucks coffee each year. Ensuring that those grounds go back into the earth and not into the trash is the goal of […]

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Federal Street School composting starts with a bang

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff Friday, November 18, 2016 GREENFIELD – Federal Street School fourth-grader Jayden Tyler tugged a pair of blue latex gloves on as he peered into a bright yellow bin in the cafeteria. Behind him, students munch happily on spaghetti and meatballs. For some, whose eyes may have been bigger than their […]

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Is This A Solution To The Food Waste Problem In The U.S.?

Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by

By Warren Cardinal Web Designer, Search Marketing Strategist Food waste is a serious problem in the United States, especially when there is technology in place that could drastically help with the problem. According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, food waste is estimated to be between 30-40% of all food supply. This equates to about […]

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The country where unwanted food is selling out

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by

On a chilly summer’s night in the centre of Copenhagen, a crowd gathers around the entrance of a restaurant called Dalle Valle. It’s 22:30 and the dinner buffet is winding up and the kitchens are about to close. But these people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, are here for the food that the […]

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Sonoma Food Runners

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 by

Relaying excess food to the hungry throughout Sonoma County Our mission is to alleviate hunger, prevent food waste and build community. We collect quality, donated perishable and prepared foods that would otherwise go to waste. When you ask June Michaels why she founded SONOMA Food Runners, she’ll tell you with passionate indignation that it just […]

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The Roadmap to Reduce US Food Waste

Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 by

Learn how ReFED’s Roadmap can empower us to cut food waste, boost the economy, reduce hunger, and help the environment

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Sacramento Group Rescues 40,000 Tons Of Food Waste, Turns It Into Fuel

Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by

In Sacramento, farm-to-table is a nice start, but it doesn’t stop there. Once the food’s consumed, it’s then turned into fuel. Created through a public-private partnership with the University of California, Davis and the Energy Commission, the Sacramento Biodigester is keeping leftovers out of landfills and converting them into fuel that can power school buses, […]

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This Machine Turns Your Food Waste Into Gas For Cooking

Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by

HomeBiogas, based in Beit Yanai, Israel, is a biogas system that turns food and organic waste into clean cooking gas, and its byproduct can be used as liquid plant fertilizer. Best part? It easy to assemble and can be placed in your own backyard. You can place all kinds of organic waste including meat, dairy and […]

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Compost Crusader

Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 by

One waitress wants to 86 food waste. Twice a week, Melissa Tashjian, 35, serves grub at a local pizza joint in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The rest of her time is devoted to her budding business, Compost Crusader, which helps turn food scraps and organic waste into nutrient-rich soil. “I’ve been in the restaurant industry since I […]

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How Colorado Is Turning Food Waste Into Electricity

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by

The six huge cream-colored holding tanks at Heartland — which can hold 1.7 million gallons of food waste and manure slurry — work like enormous stomachs. Pretty much anything you could eat can go into the digester. And as with our own digestive systems, what comes out at the end is a liquid (a water-based […]

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