food waste cost Articles

  • How Food Waste Costs Our Cities Millions

    It would take farm land the size of Mexico just to grow the amount of food that humans produce, but do not eat, every year. More food goes uneaten at the consumption phase of the supply chain—in places like homes, restaurants and cafeterias—than at any other stage. Almost all urban areas experience high levels of food waste—food that is fit for consumption when it reaches ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Food manufacturers: Include waste in final cost of product

    Over the past year, the momentum of food waste reduction has become a forefront concern on a global, national and industry level. In the United States, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge “to lead a fundamental shift in how we think about and manage food and food waste in this country.” ...

  • Cost neutral food waste diversion program case study

    The Westin Grand Hotel was interested in diverting more materials out o( their waste stream as a step toward improving their environmental performance. Specifically, they wanted to divert food waste, but were concerned about the operational impact of this green initiative. Their primary concerns were how this would affect their budget, affect their staff, and affect their food and beverage ...

  • The food we waste

    UK households waste 6.7 million tonnes of food every year, around one third of the 21.7 million tonnes we purchase. Most of this food waste is currently collected by local authorities (5.9 million tonnes or 88%). Some of this will be recycled but most is still going to landfill where it is liable to create methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. The remaining 800,000 tonnes is composted by people at ...

  • What’s next for food waste?

    With the target to halve edible food waste by 2020 drawing ever closer, a growing number of food manufacturers and retailers are improving their waste prevention strategies. But when ‘waste’ is inevitable, what then? Paul Featherstone, group director of SugaRich, investigates the extent to which such organisations are saying ‘no’ to landfill, before considering what ...


    By SugaRich

  • Energy from food waste at Premier Foods in Wales

    Location Rogerstone/Wales Capacity 499 kWel In operation since 03/2011 Input materials Food waste Features The ready-meals factory derives its energy supply from food waste. The plant is located next to the Rogerstone Park ready-meals factory of RF Brookes, a subsidiary of food company ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • WASTE DOESN’T EQUAL FOOD, WASTE = MONEY

    Michael Braungart and Bill McDonough wrote in Cradle to Cradle that waste equals food. I’m here to argue though that for the everyday business owner waste doesn’t equal food, it equals MONEY.  Why do I say this? My experience has been that the term “waste equals food” is still too radical for most corporate types and it doesn’t speak to executives in their language – that of the financial ...

  • Ethylene Removal: Reduce Wasting Food

    ETHYLENE REMOVAL: Reduction of fruit and vegetable waste throughout the distribution chain  Approximately one-third of the worldwide production of foods for human consumption is lost or squandered, equivalent to some 1,300 million tonnes each year.    This means that enormous ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Case study - Waste food to energy

    BIONOVA-GLOSFUME PROCESS. A patented BIONOVA process which converts food waste into energy was awarded the 2010 Food Processing award. During 2010 Jamie Oliver identified the benefits from converting waste food to energy. This greatly reduces the cost of landfill with the benefit of minimising the cost of hot water for the kitchens. The Glosfume Biomass Filter offers ultra low ...


    By Glosfume

  • Tightening the belt by reducing food waste

    Improved trimming skills, dating items to ensure the oldest is used first and daily fresh deliveries are among source reduction steps used by grocers and food service companies. Every year Americans generate more than 34 million tons of food waste, most of which ends up in landfills. While composting, instead of disposal, reduces the impact of this wasted food by “closing the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero food waste – possibility or pipedream?

    Many people would argue that the UK’s target to halve edible food waste by 2020 is difficult to achieve. Perhaps even more would deem the country’s ultimate zero food waste to landfill vision, simply a pipedream. But what factors contribute to food waste in the UK and to what extent is progress being made? Paul Featherstone, group director of specialist surplus food recycler SugaRich, ...


    By SugaRich

  • Creating a sustainable food future, installment two: Reducing food loss and waste

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that 32 percent of all food produced in the world was lost or wasted in 2009. This estimate is based on weight. When converted into calories, global food loss and waste amounts to approximately 24 percent of all food produced. Essentially, one out of every four food calories intended for people is not ultimately consumed ...

  • Going further with food: The rise of channelling food waste for biogas production

    Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes, representing over seven million tonnes of food and drink wasted from British households annually. Wasting this food costs the average household £470 a year.  In fact, if we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the ...


    By Geotech

  • Going Further with Food: The Rise of Channelling Food Waste for Biogas Production

    Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes, representing over seven million tonnes of food and drink wasted from British households annually. Wasting this food costs the average household £470 a year. In fact, if we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road ...


    By Geotech

  • Bellisio Foods Reduces Operation Costs with ADI Systems’ Technology

    Location: Jackson, Ohio, USA • Sector: Food & Beverage The Client: Bellisio Foods has been feeding families all over the world for more than fifty years. It is a major producer of frozen entrees, including Michelina’s products. Over two million Bellisio meals are enjoyed every day. The Client’s Needs: Bellisio Foods’ main ...


    By ADI Systems

  • Biofertiliser plant design – food waste to biofertiliser and biogas

    This paper describes a plant that complies with Animal By-Products Regulations for Category II and III material. It will convert 30,000 tonnes food waste per year into bio-fertiliser, with a high degree of nutrient conservation, and biogas that will be used to generate electricity or could be processed to compressed natural gas, e.g. for automotive fuel. The design includes sustainable water ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Food service zero waste program case study

    Foodservice client that was looking to increase waste diversion but didn't want to increase costs by adding a recycling program. Before RecycleSmart, all materials were being disposed of in a roll off garbage bin. A variety of different material types were being produced at the facility: Cardboard Paper Bags (flour/sugar/other), Plastic Buckets and Bottles (#1, #2, #3 and ...

  • Food Processing: Venturi Scrubber and Separator Cuts Steam Costs Case Study

    New Solutions to Plant Problems:Soybean extraction at Land 0 ‘ Lakes, Inc., Sheldon, IA, is an energy- intensive operation. Beans must be cleaned, properly dried, tempered, cleaned a second time, fragmented, and heat-conditioned to increase smface area and distort cell walls. On the extraction side of the process, soybean flakes are extracted by repeated countercurrent percolation of hexane ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Biofertiliser plant design – food waste to biofertiliser and biogas

    This paper describes a plant that complies with Animal By-Products Regulations for Category II and III material. It will convert 30,000 tonnes food waste per year into bio-fertiliser, with a high degree of nutrient conservation, and biogas that will be used to generate electricity or could be processed to compressed natural gas, e.g. for automotive fuel. The design includes sustainable water ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Practical Plan For Hospital Food Waste Recovery

    Americans throw away an estimated 40 percent of the total U.S. food supply. Hospitals are a major contributor to this waste stream, with food waste making up 10 to 15 percent of the 6,600 tons of waste they dispose each day. For hospitals with a mission-driven commitment to sustainability, tackling food waste at all levels — from purchasing to food recovery — brings multiple ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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