Using Compostables to Minimize Waste During Disasters

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Global Food Exchange™ is now using compostable products to eliminate waste in disaster relief efforts worldwide.

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Global Food Exchange™ has made a critical advancement toward their mission to provide more effective disaster relief. Continuing with their dedication to provide the most sustainable and effective solutions to disaster relief available, Global Food Exchange™ will soon be including compostable tableware and cutlery in their Food Relief Vaults. Waste generation after disasters contributes greatly to unsanitary conditions and increasingly dangerous terrain for survivors. By providing long-term reusable products and compostable materials for disaster relief, these efforts will avoid creating additional problems for the affected area.

A Food Relief Vault or FRV is an ISO shipping container filled with complete meals and everything needed for preparation. GFE Food Relief Vaults contain the highest quality nutrition available on the market that is non-GMO, Halal, Kosher, MSG-free, and vegetarian with up to 23 unique entrees. The Food Relief Vault consists of specially packaged food, stored in a secure shipping container and held in a strategic locations ready for rapid deployment into the world’s most susceptible geographic regions. Now, by including compostable tableware and cutlery, the Food Relief Vaults will create less waste while ensuring the highest level of utility.

Global Food Exchange™ strives to provide longevity in the Food Relief Vaults so that they maintain their integrity for 25 years. The compostable materials used will require high heat, moisture, and microbials found in natural composting environments. During storage, temperatures remain far below that point and moisture levels kept low. This combination should ensure the longevity of the tableware and cutlery without damaging the integrity of the product.

Global Food Exchange™ is a benevolently-minded free market solution that is only as strong as its participants. In order to build out a prepared global emergency response network reaching more and more following future disasters, external partners and participants are needed. Currently, GFE is actively working with affiliated organizations who are heroically providing relief in the Philippines and abroad. Together with the international community, GFE is establishing an efficient and effectively prepared global emergency response network empowering relief agencies and the victims they serve.

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