Forty percent of food in America is wasted; yet even while we are throwing away edible food, one in eight Americans remain food insecure. This discrepancy between resource availability and need is important now more than ever. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, many food service providers are finding themselves left with surplus food
We’re excited to share that the US EPA is awarding seven local New England organizations with recognition for their work keeping wasted food out of landfills and incinerators and putting it to better use, and we’re one of them! The awards are part of the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC). In challenging times like these,
Single use plastics are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. Some of these items include things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, water bottles, and food packaging. As of 2015, the United States was the largest generator of plastic packaging waste on a per-capita basis. This is a big problem because
With approximately 40% of food being wasted in the US and our landfills rapidly reaching capacity, composting is becoming an increasingly important component of the waste management infrastructure. New Milford Farms, a composting facility located in New Milford, CT, is part of a network of composting facilities ensuring that wasted food is put to good
Why is Wasted Food a Problem? According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture, 30-40% of the food in America is wasted. In 2017 alone, almost 41 million tons of food waste was generated and only 6.3% of that waste was diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting. Wasted food also represents a significant misallocation of resources.