Global Food Waste [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Food that is produced and never eaten is a truly needless and avoidable form of waste. Because many people forget the value of food, they perhaps don’t realise how much they throw away every day. Any improvements to the efficacy of the food supply chain are incredibly important. via Global Food Waste [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Global Food Waste [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Everybody Eats: New Zealand’s first permanent pay-as-you-feel, rescue food dining experience

Everybody Eats, a pay-as-you-feel, rescue food dining experience in New Zealand, has become a permanent fixture in Auckland following the success of its weekly pop-up. Volunteers take food that would otherwise go to waste, and turn it into a three course meal for diners at Avondale’s Woodworks cafe. Meals are served to customers from all walks of life – including homeless people, elderly and persons suffering … Continue reading Everybody Eats: New Zealand’s first permanent pay-as-you-feel, rescue food dining experience

DingsDums Dumplings: Berlin-based eatery making dim sum-inspired dumplings from surplus food

Getting creative with food waste is fortunately becoming a norm worldwide. Inspired by Chinese dim sum, a Berlin-based trio have invented DingsDums Dumplings by packing surplus fruit, vegetables and organic meat into pasta dough. The DingsDums Dumplings team – brother and sister duo Mauritz and Jilianne Schröder and their friend Ann-Kathrin Wohlrab – serve unusual fillings such as green asparagus, guinea fowl, curry lentils or Nuremberg … Continue reading DingsDums Dumplings: Berlin-based eatery making dim sum-inspired dumplings from surplus food

GrubTubs: Supporting local farmers by transforming food waste into nutrient-rich animal feed

GrubTubs is a food waste initiative supporting small farms across Texas by turning food waste into economical animal feed. GrubTubs collects food from restaurants before it turns into waste and uses it to help local farmers turn it into sustainable and affordable animal feed. The food waste project started in Austin to redefine food waste as an economic opportunity rather than an economic loss and disrupt food, … Continue reading GrubTubs: Supporting local farmers by transforming food waste into nutrient-rich animal feed

Nibs Etc.: Fighting food waste and creating healthy foods with juice pulp

The amount of waste from creating healthy, nutritious juices from scratch is huge. And for that reason, food waste champion Chloë Stewart set about finding a simple solution to dealing with the pulp leftover from juicing. Chloë Stewart’s solution came in the form of setting up a new food company, Nibs Etc., which makes granolas, crackers, loaf cakes and brownies handmade with ingredients that would otherwise be … Continue reading Nibs Etc.: Fighting food waste and creating healthy foods with juice pulp

How long does it take Food to Spoil? [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

There are clearly many ways food is wasted, but one way is in our own homes. It affects our environment and our own wallet. Check out this infographic that details each food item broken down by storage medium in your freezer, refrigerator, or pantry. via How long does it take Food to Spoil? [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading How long does it take Food to Spoil? [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Wok for 1,000 whipping up meals for London’s homeless while encouraging community

Celebrity chef Jeremy Pang will today descend upon London’s iconic Borough Market to make 4000 dumplings, 700 Hong Kong Noodle Stir Fries and 700 litres of Massaman curry – which will be donated to  over 1000 people living within London’s homeless community and anyone facing food poverty. In just four hours, Jeremy Pang and his team will whip up the meals for those in need. The event, … Continue reading Wok for 1,000 whipping up meals for London’s homeless while encouraging community

The Inconvenience Store: Melbourne’s first Pay-As-You-Feel supermarket fighting food waste

The Inconvenience Store is Melbourne’s first permanent Pay-As-You-Feel supermarket, using rescued food. The Thornbury-based project works with local restaurants, farmers markets and businesses (including Aldi, Dench Bakers and SecondBite) to salvage some of their produce and make it available the public. Shoppers can name their price, and those who can’t afford to pay for their goods are welcome to take what they need at no cost. The … Continue reading The Inconvenience Store: Melbourne’s first Pay-As-You-Feel supermarket fighting food waste

Austin gets serious about waste by banning restaurants from throwing away food waste

Austin is well known for its edgy live music scene, now Texas’ capital city is becoming known for its fight against food waste as the city has now banned restaurants from throwing away food waste. Under a new policy that began on 1 October, all food-permitted businesses in the city are required to keep organic material, such as food scraps and soiled paper products, from landfills. … Continue reading Austin gets serious about waste by banning restaurants from throwing away food waste

Food Waste: What’s the world’s most wasted foods and what you can do to reduce food waste

Around one third of the food produced in the world every year – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes – wasted. That food is wasted at every stage from farm to table. In fields, unpicked, “ugly” produce is left to rot. In grocery stores, workers reject blemished yet edible fruits and veggies. And in homes, people ignore leftovers and throw out perishables before they’ve expired. World’s most wasted foods The … Continue reading Food Waste: What’s the world’s most wasted foods and what you can do to reduce food waste