3 ways businesses can target consumer food waste

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Note: This is the second of a two-part series on food waste. The first part is available here: 3 reasons businesses should target consumer food waste.

Americans love convenience, and throwing away unwanted food is very convenient. My recent article describes why businesses should encourage their customers to throw away less food. Next comes the question of how: How can businesses target consumer food waste? Let’s look at the options. Note that your business situation and customers are unique, so you will want to use a customized strategy.

Consumer-facing food waste reduction strategies fall into three categories:

  1. Helping customers buy less food.
  2. Helping customers use food they buy.
  3. Helping customers understand the impacts of food waste.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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