According to ReFED, in 2019 U.S. businesses generated approximately 50 million tons of surplus food – the equivalent of 80 billion meals, representing a $244 billion loss across the foodservice, retail, manufacturing, and farm sectors. Reducing waste avoids several purchasing and disposal costs, can feed food insecure people in your community, and provides a tax benefit for your business. In addition, you’ll have a positive environmental impact, reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that result from wasted food in landfills.

CET captured stories of businesses that bring wasted food prevention to life, including opens in a new windowApponaug Brewery in Warwick, Rhode Island. Apponaug’s waste reduction efforts were supported by both CET and the opens in a new window11th Hour Racing grant program.

Hear from these businesses on how they track waste, repurpose surplus, and reduce waste, ultimately leading to creative reuse and potential savings measures.

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