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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Business Food Waste Briefing Paper: Options for Grocers, Restaurants, and Food Processors

Title:
Business Food Waste Briefing Paper: Options for Grocers, Restaurants, and Food Processors

Abstract:
Did you know that over one fourth of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste? The annual value of this excess food is estimated at around $31 billion. There is great potential for restaurants, grocery stores, food processors and other businesses to utilize their food waste and save money. Food waste is the third largest portion of the U.S. waste stream, yet at a recovery rate just under 3%, it is currently the least recovered portion. Do you want to decrease the amount of food waste you are sending to the landfill and save your company money? This publication highlights the efforts of some companies that are successfully saving money, reducing food waste, and conserving resources. It will provide you with resources and solutions to reduce, reuse and compost your food waste. (Length: 14 pages)

URL:
http://www.wastecapwi.org/documents/foodwaste.pdf

Source:
WasteCap Wisconsin

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
Not Available

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