Sodexo Commits to Zero Food Waste

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Sodexo announced it is implementing a multifaceted approach to eliminate food waste in landfills.

For the Zero Food Waste to Landfills commitment, one of many actions that Sodexo will take is to follow guidance in the Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste report released by ReFED.

The roadmap highlights 27 strategies that will put the U.S. on track to achieve the national target of 50 percent reduction in food waste by 2030, as established by the Obama Administration in September 2015.

Starbucks will start donating 100% of its unused food to those in need

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If you’ve ever wondered where all those Starbucks bagels and bistro boxes go after closing time, here’s an answer you can get behind.

Starbucks has pledged to donate 100% of its leftover food through a new program called FoodShare, the company announced in a release on Tuesday. Starbucks created the initiative in partnership with nonprofit organization Feeding America and food collection group Food Donation Connection, and it will allow the company to donate perishable, ready-to-eat meals from its 7,600 stores to food banks nationwide.

For the birds: keeping coffee green

Eighty percent of Americans drink coffee, and global consumption is projected to rise by 25 percent in the next five years.  Some is sustainably-grown, some isn’t—and impacts can add up.  In this installment of 89.1 WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas explores how the price of coffee can affect far more than your wallet.

Food Waste from Golden Corral Restaurants Diverted from Landfill via BioHiTech

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BioHiTech America is installing its commercial food waste disposal system at Golden Corral restaurants in 10 franchised locations throughout Florida, in a move the company says will divert food waste from landfill, help measure sustainability and identify dishes that do not sell.

To Go Green, Bars Try To Reuse Their Booze

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Just as the restaurant industry has been waking up to its significant contribution to the food waste problem — and coming up with creative solutions — bartenders are realizing they can also turn some of their waste into something useful. It’s just one dimension of the new sustainability movement in the drinking industry that’s seeking ways to reduce water use, packaging waste and energy.

Sustainable cocktails, zero-waste bars aim to change the way we drink

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The typical cocktail bar is a trash machine. And despite plenty of eco talk circulating among breweries, wineries and distilleries, the dialogue had so far bypassed the consumer end.

To rectify that, in October Griffiths teamed up with Simon Ford of liquor producer the 86 Co. for a whistle-stop tour of several U.S. cities — including Chicago — concluding in New York. The topic: how to create a sustainable bar.

How One South Carolina City Recycles its Cooking Oil

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Southern Fried Fuel. It’s Columbia, S.C’s. crispy solution for recycling cooking oil—a fluid, problematic waste stream that coats and clogs the drains of culinary kitchens throughout the city.