Scrub Hub: How can I cut back on food waste during Thanksgiving?

Read the full story in the Indianapolis Star.

This year, Thanksgiving gatherings will likely be smaller as people take precautions to social distance because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which could mean even more leftover food goes to waste. 

That’s why on this edition of the Scrub Hub, we’re answering the question: How can I cut back on food waste this Thanksgiving?

Fabri-Kal debuts sustainable containers brand

Read the full story in Grand Rapids Business Journal.

A food packaging solutions provider has rolled out a sustainable product line called Recycleware Containers.

Pandemic ‘sparks rise in demand for green products’

Read the full story at at Fresh Produce Journal.

More than a third of UK consumers are buying more from companies with strong environmental credentials, according to research from E.ON

Fast casual brands share tips, advice on sustainability

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Today’s fast casual brands are focused on going green for many reasons. An increasing number of consumers are not just expecting it, but demanding it. A panel at the Fast Casual Executive Summit shared best practices and guidance for a sustainability strategy.

Partner with utilities to cut costs, improve your corporate sustainability image

Read the full story in Food Engineering.

Learn about resources to save money on power and be a good steward of natural resources.

Fueled by pandemic, organic gains consumer traction along with transparency, responsible sourcing

Read the full story in Food Navigator.

The light shined by the pandemic on the toll the food system is taking on the environment and the people who grow, process and deliver food is turbo-charging already mounting consumer demand for products that are organic, responsibly sourced, clean label and transparently produced, according to SPINS data and analysis from New Hope Network.

Inside Leather Recycling with Sustainable Composites

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Lancaster, Pa.-based Sustainable Composites LLC has developed a solution called Enspire leather, which is earning more cowbell among apparel and shoe companies that are looking to improve brand clout in a world driven by environmentally focused consumers.

Championing ethical and sustainable values in hospitality beyond COVID-19

Read the full story at New Food Magazine.

Food businesses must continue to support fundamental ethical principles around planetary health and environmental welfare as they recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, writes Jon Davies, Managing Director of Levy UK + Ireland.

Sunkist puts focus on sustainability

Read the full story in The Packer.

Installing water-saving irrigation systems is one way producers for Sunkist Growers Inc. practice sustainability to ensure that their farms are able to carry on for many more generations, says Christina Ward, director of global brand marketing.

Smithfield Foods’ Wilson, N.C. Facility Recognized with Manufacturing Leadership Award for Water Reduction Efforts

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Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been recognized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as a 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Awards recipient in the sustainability category for impressive water reduction efforts at the company’s Wilson, N.C. facility.

The facility successfully cut water use in half over two years through adjustments to equipment, modifications to daily procedures and the implementation of a wastewater re-use program. Through these and other continuous improvement measures, it surpassed Smithfield’s companywide 10 percent water reduction goal, two years ahead of schedule.