Posts Tagged ‘food waste’

Fight Food Waste this Holiday Season

From preparing expansive food layouts to layering the house with sparkly decorations and exchanging gifts upon gifts, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year is a busy one. And as busy as it gets, often times we overlook how much waste is produced when we partake in such festive activities. Unfortunately, the jolliest time of…

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Compost: Breaking it down

Composting is anything but complex. If you aren’t quite sure what it is or how it compares to fertilizer, it’s simple! Compost is organic matter that is decayed to the point at which the nutrients are made available to plants. Fertilizer is a synthetic material that is applied to soils to supply plant nutrients, usually…

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Facts about Food Waste and Wildlife

Facts about food waste and wildlife

  Facts about Food Waste and Wildlife We all remember Yogi Bear and his constant quest to steal “pic-a-nic” baskets, but little did we know how close real life would soon imitate the 1950’s cartoon.  OK, bears across the country aren’t outwitting hapless park rangers in order to steal food – they don’t have to. …

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Composting at home: The Do’s and Don’ts

Composting at Home: Dos & Don'ts

Composting at home Do you know the number one material sent to landfills? Food waste – over 31% of the total food supply per year. Often trapped underground by other various types of garbage like plastic, the waste is broken down *anaerobically and generates 20% of US greenhouse gas emissions. A simple way to help…

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Food Waste: US vs. the European Union

Food Waste: Us vs. Europe

Food Waste Facts With an annual loss in the billions, food waste in both the United States and the European Union is responsible for a chain reaction of negative impacts including rising food costs and an increase in the number of citizens not getting enough to eat. Luckily efforts to educate people about the problem…

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'Tis The Season To Reduce Waste and Save Energy

8 Eco-Friendly Tips to Reduce Waste this Holiday Season - Renergy

The holidays are a time for twinkly lights, fancy packages and unfortunately, lots of waste. Go green this holiday season with these eight eco-friendly tips to help you reduce waste and save energy. Gift An Experience: Consider gifting fun and memorable experiences rather than a tangible present that takes up space. Gift a concert ticket,…

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3 Restaurants Serving Food Waste

3 Restaurants Serving Food Waste - Renergy

After the United Nations served 30 world leaders “landfill salad” and “bruised beet ketchup” at its annual lunch in September, the environmental focus has been on reducing the amount of food waste sent to landfills. Progressive restaurants around the globe are doing their part to cut back, too. Blue Hill in Manhattan: One of New…

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How Restaurants Are Reducing Food Waste

How Restaurants Are Reducing Food Waste - Renergy

The average American restaurant can produce up to 150,000 pounds of garbage per year and much of that is food that’s still edible. But a national movement and fired-up consumer base are inspiring restaurants to re-think their buying, cooking and disposing processes in order to cut back on food waste. Here are just some of…

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Food Waste: Innovative Ways to Slash The Trash

Food Waste: Innovative Ways to Slash The Trash - Renergy

Approximately 30 to 40 percent of the United States’ food supply is thrown away each year. That’s a major drain in resources from the start and most of that food waste ends up in a landfill, where it emits harmful methane gas as it decomposes. It’s vital that we all do our part to reduce…

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